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Watch: New Trailer For The Dardenne Bros.’ ‘Two Days, One Night’ Starring Marion Cotillard

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You pretty much had us at Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and Marion Cotillard from minute one. Multiple Palme d'Or winning filmmakers and one of the best actresses working today: yes, please. The Belgium directors and French actress teamed up recently for “Two Days, One Night,” the film received great reviews out of Cannes (just missing a few awards by a hair it seems) and now a trailer has arrived. The synopsis is simple: Sandra (Cotillard) has only one weekend to visit her colleagues and – with the help of her husband – convince them to sacrifice their bonuses so she can keep her job. As you’d expect from the Dardennes, the trailer looks spare, naturalistically unadorned (not much make-up for the actress) and unsentimental. “Each of their films closely observes the realities of society while taking new cinematic risks,” Cotillard said of the filmmakers at Cannes “They make real auteur films »

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Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman' Starring Michael Keaton & Emma Stone To Open 2014 Venice Film Festival

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The big three European festivals are Berlin, Cannes and Venice, and the openers for the first two of those lurched from the sublime to the ridiculous this year: Berlin nabbed Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" to kick off their fest, while Cannes was stuck with the clanging disaster of "Grace Of Monaco." Venice have kept their pick under wraps, until now, but fortunately, it should be closer to the Berlin pick in quality... The festival have announced that Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman," or to give it its full title, "Birdman, or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance," will kick off proceedings on August 27th on the Lido. The return of the director of "Babel" and "Biutiful," it toplines Michael Keaton as an actor best known for playing a superhero as he tries to mount a comeback in a Broadway play, and also features Zach Galifianakais, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, »

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