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Articles from May 2012

Cannes 2012: Critics' Week
Films include UK theatre veteran Rufus Norris' debut feature film Broken [pictured.]Aqui Y Alla (Sp-US-Mex)Dir Antonio Mendez EsparzaThe first film from Mendez Esparza follows a Mexican man who, having spent many years in the US, returns to his wife...
Cannes 2012: Directors' Fortnight
Directors include Rosales, Larrain, Stoll Ward, Wheatley, Bakhshi.3 (Uru-Arg-Ger)Dir Pablo Stoll WardWard co-wrote and directed Whisky, which picked up the Un Certain Regard Fipresci prize in 2004, and his latest feature, Hiroshima, was selected for...
Cannes 2012: In Competition; out of Competition
From the anticipated films by seasoned auteurs to the buzz titles from first-timers, Screen profiles the films headed to all the sections of the Cannes Film Festival in 2012In CompetitionAfter The Battle (Egy-Fr)Dir Yousry NasrallahAfter The Battle is...
Cannes 2012: Midnight Screenings; Special Screenings
Films include Aboriginal girl-group story The Sapphires [pictured], with a cast including Chris O'Dowd.Midnight ScreeningsDario Argento's Dracula (It)Dir Dario ArgentoItaly's renowned director Argento reimagines Bram Stoker's classic novel in stereoscopic...
Cannes 2012: Un Certain Regard
Films include the omnibus 7 Days in Havana [pictured] which includes directors Benicio Del Toro, Gaspar Noe and Laurent Cantet.3 Worlds (Fr)Dir Catherine CorsiniOne of only a handful of women directors in this year's official selection, French writer-director...
Catherine Deneuve Hits the Road with Elle Driver
Paris-based Elle Driver to unveil five new projects in Cannes including Catherine Deneuve road movie, post-Vogue Carine Roitfeld documentary and Cherien Dabis' May In The Summer.Elle Driver has taken on sales of Emmanuelle Bercot's Elle s'en va starring...
Sergei Yershov
The CEO talks about the unusual but successful business model of US and Russia-based distributor VolgaFilm. Andreas Wiseman reports.Eyebrows were raised when Russian distributor VolgaFilm paid a multimillion-dollar minimum guarantee for The Hunger Games...
Speranza13 Adds Summer in February to Cannes Slate
EXCLUSIVE: Camela Galano heads to the Croisette with three sales titles and will open preliminary discussions on the Unique Features development slate assembled by her former New Line colleagues Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne.Galano (pictured), the former...
The Avengers Target Super-Sized $1Bn Worldwide
As it heads into second and third international weekends Marvel Studios-Disney's behemoth should have little trouble zipping past $600m from its $517.8m perch. The question is - will it cross $1bn at the global box office by the end of Sunday?Another...
The Dictator
Dir: Larry Charles. US. 2012. 83minsSacha Baron Cohen abandons the hidden-camera stunt comedy of Borat and Bruno for a more conventional fish-out-of-water laugher in The Dictator, and the results are consistently amusing, if never quite shocking or hilarious....
What to Expect When You're Expecting
Dir: Kirk Jones. US. 2012. 110minsA number of winning performances help keep nominally afloat ensemble baby-bump dramedy What To Expect When You're Expecting, a colourful crowd-pleaser that is facile but about an inch deep with respect to honest relationship...
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