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Cannes 2018 Winners

Cannes 2018 Winners
For a “slow year” the award winning films saw lots of sales. Let’s look to the box office numbers next.

Competition

The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters, about a family of thieves and throwaways living on the margins in Japan. Magnolia acquired U.S. rights from Wild Bunch and CAA. It also sold to Film Europe for Czech Republic and Slovakia, Filmbazar for Denmark, Edko for Hong Kong, Lev Cinemas/ Shani for Israel, Gaga for Japan, Clover for Singapore, Tcast for So. Korea, Kino Pavasaris for the Baltics, September for Benelux, Golem for Spain, Cineworx for Switzerland, Cai Chang for Taiwan, Filmarti for Turkey. Read the Indiewire review here.

Palme d’Or Winner, Cannes Competition

Spike Lee won the Grand Prix, the festival’s second prize, for BlacKkKlansman, based on the strange, true-life story of a black
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Cannes 2018: Where and When You Can See the Festival’s Winners, From ‘Shoplifters’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Cannes 2018: Where and When You Can See the Festival’s Winners, From ‘Shoplifters’ to ‘BlacKkKlansman’
This year’s Cannes Film Festival may have come to an end, but the repercussions of the annual cinephile gathering are still yet to be felt on a big screen near you. Fortunately, some of the festival’s biggest winners have already locked down North American distribution and are already bound for wider releases that will allow plenty more movie fans to check them out. That includes the Palme d’Or winner, “Shoplifters,” and both runner-ups, including “Capernaum” and “BlacKkKlansman,” all of which have homes that guarantee them theatrical releases in the coming months.

A number of other Cannes contenders were also picked up for distribution during the festival, including Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego’s crime thriller “Birds of Passage,” which went to The Orchard and the Mads Mikkelsen-starring survival drama “Arctic,” which was bought early in the fest by Bleecker Street. The opening night film, Asghar Farhadi’s “Everybody Knows,
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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Winners and Losers Inside the Perfect Storm

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Winners and Losers Inside the Perfect Storm
Cannes must serve many masters. Over 70 years, the festival has expanded to fulfill many sets of expectations: red-carpet black-tie glamour from the biggest movie stars, breaking news and celebrity interviews for the 4,000 global press, a vital film market for international buyers and sellers, and of course the films that will be assessed by the media and world’s most exacting critics.

But this year, festival director Thierry Fremaux found himself in a perfect storm. With a shrinking smart-film market that offers narrow margins of error, a Cannes acceptance can inspire equal measures of pride and terror. Fremaux probably should have changed the timing for critics’ screenings years ago, before so many festival regulars — from Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan to lauded French auteurs Jacques Audiard and Olivier Assayas — opted out of attending in favor of the less-risky, Oscar-friendly fall festival circuit.

“Cannes can be brutal if you don’t get the right reception,
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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Winners and Losers Inside the Perfect Storm

Cannes Film Festival 2018: Winners and Losers Inside the Perfect Storm
Cannes must serve many masters. Over 70 years, the festival has expanded to fulfill many sets of expectations: red-carpet black-tie glamour from the biggest movie stars, breaking news and celebrity interviews for the 4,000 global press, a vital film market for international buyers and sellers, and of course the films that will be assessed by the media and world’s most exacting critics.

But this year, festival director Thierry Fremaux found himself in a perfect storm. With a shrinking smart-film market that offers narrow margins of error, a Cannes acceptance can inspire equal measures of pride and terror. Fremaux probably should have changed the timing for critics’ screenings years ago, before so many festival regulars — from Canadian enfant terrible Xavier Dolan to lauded French auteurs Jacques Audiard and Olivier Assayas — opted out of attending in favor of the less-risky, Oscar-friendly fall festival circuit.

“Cannes can be brutal if you don’t get the right reception,
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Cannes Film ‘Woman at War’ Domestic Rights Nabbed by Magnolia Pictures

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Cannes Film ‘Woman at War’ Domestic Rights Nabbed by Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to writer-director Benedikt Erlingsson’s buzzy Cannes dramatic comedy “Woman at War,” the company announced Friday.

The film, a unique modern day fable about an Icelandic activist taking on big industry, recently premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week to high acclaim and won the SACD prize, which recognizes a screenplay from the French writers guild, and also won the Critics’ Week Grand Rail d’Or.

In “Woman at War,” Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… until an orphan unexpectedly enters her life.

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“‘Woman at War’ is a blast,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Director Benedikt Erlingsson has fashioned an incredibly bracing, original and modern tale and Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir is an electrifying revelation in the dual roles.
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Cannes: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s ‘Shoplifters’ Sells to Magnolia (Exclusive)

Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights to “Shoplifters,” the acclaimed new drama from Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Variety has learned.

The film is in competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and marks the director’s seventh time appearing at the prestigious French gathering for cinephiles. “Shoplifters” has garnered strong reviews for its humanist look at a family living on the margins. Variety’s Maggie Lee, for instance, wrote that Kore-eda “makes a mature and heart-wrenching return to his socially-conscious dramas,” while IndieWire’s David Ehrlich declared that “Shoplifters” is “the very best of the writer-director’s delicate, deceptive, and profoundly moving dramas about the forces that hold a family together (or don’t).”

The film follows a petty thief named Osamu who comes across a little girl who is struggling to survive in the freezing cold. He’s eventually able to convince his wife to take
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William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman Still Have the Exact Same Red Carpet Pose 20 Years Later

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman Still Have the Exact Same Red Carpet Pose 20 Years Later
It's hard to believe that decades ago, actress Felicity Huffman was a commitment phobe, rejecting proposals from then-boyfriend William H. Macy, given that today, they're one of the most inspiring power couples in Hollywood. The duo first met at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City when she was one of his acting students in the early 1980s, and it was "love at first sight." Felicity and William started dating shortly after, and they carried on an on-again, off-again relationship for 15 years. However, it finally took a breakup for Felicity to realize that William was the one.

"I was so scared of marriage that I thought I would've preferred to step in front of a bus," she told the Tribune News in 2015, explaining that her parents' divorce jarred her idea of marriage. "Bill Macy asked me to marry him several times over several years. And I was finally smart
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Magnolia acquires Us rights to Norwegian disaster film 'The Quake' (exclusive)

TrustNordisk also closes another four deals.

Magnolia has acquired Us rights to The Quake from TrustNordisk; Screen can exclusively reveal this first image from the film.

Other newly signed deals include to Canada (Mongrel); Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan (Volga); Turkey (Sinema TV Yay. Ve Prod), and India (One World Movies).

The film imagines an earthquake hitting Oslo. The $6.4m project, directed by John Andreas Andersen, marks a return to the disaster genre for Fantefilm, producers of hit The Wave. (Magnolia also distributed The Wave in the Us).

The project reunites The Wave’s producers Martin Sundland and Are Heidenstrøm of
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Throwback Thursday: Paul Thomas Anderson Has An “Obsession” With Adam Sandler’s ‘Big Daddy’

Hey, it’s #ThrowbackThursday and each week we look to the past and highlight something in cinema history that’s fascinating, amusing, perhaps something you never knew or have seen, you name it.

You wouldn’t think the filmmaker behind such classic dramas like “There Will Be Blood,” “Magnolia,” and the recently released “Phantom Thread” would be such a fan of Adam Sandler.
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Now Stream This: ‘Magnolia’, ‘Wonder Boys’, ‘Mars Attacks!’, and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) In dire need of something to stream, right now? Right this very minute? Then you’re in luck! As usual, I’ve scoured the best streaming services and brought back the best streaming options […]

The post Now Stream This: ‘Magnolia’, ‘Wonder Boys’, ‘Mars Attacks!’, and More appeared first on /Film.
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Wait a Sec — Did Anyone Else Catch Jessa Duggar Low-Key Admitting She's Pregnant With Baby No. 3?!

And baby might make five! Jessa Duggar seemingly confirmed she and her hubby, Ben Seewald, are expecting baby No. 3! The Counting On star appeared in a TLC video alongside her pregnant sister, Jinger, and opened up about "comparing" their pregnancies. Hmmm... "When we talk, it's so fun to just compare the different things we're experiencing in pregnancy," Jessa said. "See what things are similar. See what things are different." Jinger added, "I'm so excited our kids are gonna grow up together." Jessa and Ben are already parents to Spurgeon, 2, and Henry, 1. Not to mention, an unnamed source took to reddit claiming not only that he/she has mutual friends with the famous Duggar family, but also that he/she recently caught the 25-year-old mama sporting a considerable baby bump. "I have some insider news… Jessa is preggers!" the insider wrote. "I have evangelical family members who live near Fayetteville and
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Fans Found Something Else to Slam Derick Dillard for — His Use of the Word "Wifey"

Surprise, surprise — Derick Dillard has found himself in hot water... again! The former Counting On star took to Instagram recently to share a sweet snap with his family before running a marathon, but fans slammed the star for using the word, "Wifey." He wrote in the caption, "My wifey @jillmdillard makes the best pre-marathon race meals! Thanks babe!
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How “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” Differs from “Fixer Upper”

Fans mourned the end of the hit Hgtv show “Fixer Upper.” The whole nation fell in love with the Waco, Texas couple Chip and Joanna Gaines instantly after their first episode aired just a few years ago. We’ve also seen the couple grow their Magnolia empire onscreen—starting from just their construction company to what now includes a bakery, a silo, a restaurant, a couple of books, a furniture line at Target, and a few more. Chip, Jo, and their family has taught us a lot over the years about renovating and decorating, but their allure was more than just that.

How “Fixer Upper: Behind the Design” Differs from “Fixer Upper
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'Fixer Upper' Star Chip Gaines' Real Name Might Not Be What You Expect

The Fixer Upper family is in a year of transition, to say the least. One of Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines' TV shows is winding down, one is starting up, and they're expecting their fifth child. (It's like they're renovating their lives!) To mark this pivotal year, we're focusing on one half of this power couple, rounding up the trivia you should know about Chip and his first 43 years on this planet… including the scoop on his full name! What is Chip Gaines' real name? He's a Chip off the old block! In 2016, responding to a fan question on Twitter, the Hgtv star revealed "Chip" actually isn't a nickname. "God-given name: Chip Carter Gaines," he tweeted. So, there you go! What is Chip Gaines' birthday? Chip is 43 years young… and a Scorpio! His birthday is Nov. 14, 1974. By the way, fellow Nov. 14 babies include Prince Charles, Josh Duhamel, Travis Barker,
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Horror Highlights: Nosferatu Lecture at The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies in London, Frank Henenlotter Retrospective Screenings, Telluride Horror Show 2018

One of my favorite silent films (featuring the iconic vampire Count Orlok), F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922) will be the subject of a special restoration lecture on April 19th in London courtesy of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on retrospective screenings of Frank Henenlotter's films in Brooklyn, as well as an exciting announcement from the 2018 Telluride Horror Show.

The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies' Nosferatu Lecture: "The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies - London Presents: A Restoration Of ‘Nosferatu’ (1922) at The Horse Hospital April 19th!

The Miskatonic Institute Horror Studies - London welcomes Watchmaker Films founder Mark Rance to discuss the process and importance of film restoration while putting a spotlight on his challenging work on the Nosferatu release.

This show-and-tell lecture will illustrate many of the issues encountered and (with varying degrees of success) resolved in a digital restoration of Murnau’s Nosferatu.
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A Phantom Thread That Stitches Love, Fashion and Obsession in That Unique Paul Thomas Anderson Way

Despite one’s claims, no one is truly prepared for what Paul Thomas Anderson has in store when audiences step into the auditorium for his latest cinematic offerings, even when they think they’re ahead of his game. Each new story, even when not completely hitting intended marks, feels like some form of predestined evolution in style and understanding. The Paul Thomas Anderson of rich idiosyncratic ensemble epics like Boogie Nights and Magnolia grew, and rightfully so, into the Paul Thomas Anderson of genre-defying character insights like There Will Be Blood and The Master, even his divisive Inherent Vice adaptation. And now he’s exploring those depths further with the playfully mysterious and stylish (just don’t call it chic) Phantom Thread, an experience that easily positions itself with finite confidence and assurance as one of this decade’s finest accomplishments.

From the opening moments, acting legend Daniel Day-Lewis’ Reynolds
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Idiolects #2 (August to November 1976)

This is an article about the second issue of the avant-garde arts zine Idiolects. An article on the first issue can be read here.

For a small publication with no advertising to support it, publishing on a quarterly basis was an ambitious and impressive achievement for Idiolects. This second issue covers avant-garde happenings in New York City from August to November 1976, primarily film, but not exclusively.

While again there is special thanks given to the Collective for Living Cinema in issue #2’s indicia, there’s no indication that the Collective was providing financial support. The first issue had a cover price of 10 cents, but the second issue has no price and offers a complicated subscription scheme where potential subscribers are invited to send in whatever amount they want that Idiolects would deduct the price for each issue until subscribers’ accounts reach zero.

This issue also actively encourages submissions from authors
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Who is most overdue for an Oscar in 2019: Annette Bening, Michelle Williams, Christopher Nolan … ? [Poll]

Who is most overdue for an Oscar in 2019: Annette Bening, Michelle Williams, Christopher Nolan … ? [Poll]
The past few years have seen various frequent Oscar losers finally winning their award, from Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) to Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”‘) to sound mixer Kevin O’Connell (“Hacksaw Ridge”) to cinematographer Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”). With another Oscar season come and gone, the great campaign to get other overdue artists their Oscar begins now. From actresses like Glenn Close and Amy Adams to technical masters like composer Thomas Newman and songwriter Diane Warren, there is always someone out there who many people believe is deserving of the elusive Oscar after multiple losses.

A great number of these overdue Oscar nominees have projects coming out in 2018 that could net them their first win. Here are 10 artists that could finally get lucky at next year’s Oscars.

SEEBest Picture winners sweeping the Oscars may officially be over

Annette Bening – 4 nominations

Bening’s Oscar nominated performances have been as diverse as her career,
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Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Damsel’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures

Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska’s ‘Damsel’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures
Magnolia Pictures and Great Point Media will partner on the U.S. release of David and Nathan Zellner’s “Damsel,” starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska.

The Western comedy world-premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, and played at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. The movie is also screening Monday at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, the home town of the Zellner brothers.

Patinson plays an affluent pioneer who ventures across the American frontier to find and marry the love of his life, played by Wasikowska. David Zellner portrays a drunkard named Parson Henry who travels with Pattinson and a miniature horse, as their once-simple journey grows treacherous, increasingly blurring the lines between hero, villain, and damsel.

“We’ve been incredibly fortunate working with Great Point Media in making ‘Damsel’ and are thrilled to be partnering with Magnolia for the release; their enthusiasm means so much to us,
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Robert Pattinson drama 'Damsel' sells to Magnolia Pictures, Great Point Media

Partners plan summer theatrical release on western that plays at SXSW on Monday.

Magnolia Pictures has partnered with Great Point Media on Us rights to the Zellner brothers’ offbeat Western Damsel starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, which plays on Monday (March 12) at SXSW.

Damsel premiered at Sundance and screened in Berlin last month. Pattinson plays an affluent pioneer who traverses the Wild West to find the love of his life (Wasikowska).

David Zellner also stars and directed with his brother Nathan. The brothers produced with Chris Ohlson.

Magnolia plans a summer theatrical release and brokered the deal with ICM Partners
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