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- One of the more enjoyable discoveries in covering a film festival is the uncovering of new talent: whether it be behind or in front of the camera. At this year's Cannes, I was introduced to a foursome of directors, several actresses and a genius performance from a French speaking newcomer you'll leave an imprint on world audiences. One honorable mention I have before we commence this top ten list, are the child actors from Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon who might pop up a couple of decades from now in a leading role as an adult (we never know). Look for a grid (below) with the faces corresponding to the ranking. Apart from my pending reviews, this is the last piece Cannes coverage piece.  #10. Ronald Bronstein – Actor/Director (Go Get Some Rosemary). Who knew that Ronald Bronstein (the director of Frownland) had it in him? He is the life of the Safdie bros. »

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