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Todays News: Saturday May 27

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theatre the two final films "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Cronica de Una Fuga" premier. Cinekid Festival Cinekid is an anual film, media and television festival for kids. This year it will be held in Amsterdam in october from 22 to the 29th. Satelite-Festivals will bb broadcasted throughout the Netherlands. The greatest success of this Festival is its workshops where children learn to make animated films and film clips. This festival gives 25,000 children the opportunit...

Todays News: Friday May 26

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Premiers Today United 93 and The Singer premier today at the Lumiere Theatre. Ceremony Soon Sunday will be the big award ceremony of the Cannes International Film Festival. A sure winner for either the Palme d'Or or the Camera d'Or have not yet been determined. The highest received films have so far been "Volver", "Babel", 'Red Road", and "Summer Palace". We'll see! The whole city is waiting impatiently. Whos in Cannes Ivana Baquero, David Basche, Emmanuelle Béart, Bernard Blancan, Sami B...

Today's News: Thursday May 25

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Premiers Today at the Palais both "Days of Glory" and "The Family Friend" debut in the Lumiere Theatre. Salvador's Star Un Certain Regard film "Salvador" features Daniel Bruhl. He is the son of a Spanish mother and a German father. The role was the actors biggest career challenge. He had to learn how to speak Catalan. But Salvador is ot Bruhls first film here in Cannes. He stared in "The Edukatos" in competition in 2004 lastyear was in out of competition "Joyeux Noel". Bruhl just finished sh...

Todays News: Wednesday 24 May

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Premiers Today in the Lumiere Theater Marie Antoinette and The Right of the Weakest premier. $970m To Media The European Union's Media Programme has banked $970 million dollars from the years 2007-2013. The money will be spread through the media and entertainment industry. The percentages of the fund will be used for training (7%), developing(20%), distribution (55%), promotion (9%), and pilot projects (4%). This budget is a huge increase since the last budget of $659m from 2001-2006. Jury ...

Todays News: Tuesday May 23

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Premiers "Babel" and "Flanders" premier tonight at the Festival in the Lumiere Theater. Ledger to Play Dylan Heath Ledger and wife Michelle Williams have joined the star studded cast of Dylan biopic "Im Not There." Other cast members include Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, Christian Bale and Ben Winshaw. The film is said to be a sure fire contender for next years film festival. The film is directed by Tod Haynes and the soundtrack will include songs by The White Stripes, PJ Harvey, and REMs Mic...

Todays News: Monday May 22

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Premiers "Lights in the Dusks", "The Caimen", and "X-Men: The Last Stand" premiere today in the Lumiere Theatre of the Palais. Creativity in Question It is the midpoint of the festival and the artistry of some of the films are in question. Critics argue that there is little creative representation. "The Da Vinci Code" and "Southland Tales" were seen as disapontments. Others are rooting for "Volver", "Red Road", and "Ten Canoes" which have been said to save the artistry of the Festival. Go ...

Festival News, Sunday May 21

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Premiers Tonight both "Over the Hedge" and "Southland Tales" Premier in the Lu,iere theatre here in the Palais. Dreamgirls Launches Here in Cannes Yesterday a preview of "Dreamgirls" featuring Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, and Eddie Murphy was held in the Martinez. The films overseas success was in question due the musical nature with black stars. The film is said to be quite smart and not what you'd expect. The launch was a hit, and the worldwide premier is eagerly awaiting. "Summer Palace"...

Festival News, Saturday 20 May

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Premiers Selon Charlie and Red Road are to premier tonight at the PAlais. Red Road is the only film up for not only the Palme d'Or but for the Camera d'Or as well. Spain is Back!! In this years Festival Spain is making its biggest presence in years. With such films as Volver, Pan's Labyrinth, Salvador, Honor of the Night, and Azur and Asmar, Spain's entries havent been this high is a decade. Spain's film making tradiotionaly combines artistic ambition with genre grounding. In the pasr Spai...

Fast Food Nation Premier

Last night my colleagues and I got the opportunity to climb the stairs at the premier of Fast Food Nation directed by Richard Linklater featuring Ethan Hawke, Greg Kinneer, and Wilmer Valderrama. We arrived at about 9:45 and while we eagerly waited in line the cast of Volver exited the Pailais and descended the stairs. We entered the Palais at about 10:15. Walking the red carpet was awesome. There was about 100 paparazzi lined up and flashing their cameras. The music was blasting and ther...

Festival News Friday, 19 May 2006

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Premiers Volver staring Penelope Cruz as well as Fast Food Nation directed by Richard Linklater premier tonight in the Palais du Festival. The Da Vinci Code Opens Worldwide Since its premier on Wednesday, The Da Vinci Code has not received great reviews from critics. Today is its global debut. Despite its bad critical reviews, there is no doubt that the box office sales will hit a record high. It has been reported that The Da Vinci Code is responsible for selling over 81% in its advanced ti...

Day 1 of The Festival

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I have been in Cannes for over three monthes now and durring the past week the city has completly changed. The population has increased, buildings being redecorated, and prices increasing 3xs and its all because of the festival. I was lucky enough to get a good spot near the steps. I saw all the cars drive by and some of the stars were kind enough to roll down their windows so the crowd of fans (some there since 8am) could catch a quick glimpse. I was able to see a majority of the celebrities as...

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