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Foreign Films Are a Treasure Trove of Acting Gems in Crowded Awards Season

Foreign Films Are a Treasure Trove of Acting Gems in Crowded Awards Season
On Oct. 20, 16 films were released theatrically in the U.K., a box office battle that, among other things, pitted an action movie (“Geostorm”) against an art film (“I Am Not a Witch”), a doc (“Dina”), a satire (“The Death of Stalin”), a teen romp (“Access All Areas”) and a horror pic (“Happy Death Day”). This situation is worth noting since the U.K. release schedule alone seems to have reached critical mass. According to British writer-researcher Stephen Follows, the U.K. released some 821 films theatrically last year, almost 100 more than the 736 released in the U.S.

“This means that if you saw a new movie every morning and every afternoon on every single day of the year, you would still miss 91 new movies,” Follows notes dryly on his blog.

Add to this the rapacious acquisitions made by Netflix and Amazon Studios and the chances of even getting audiences in the door start to dwindle even more. An
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Cannes Days 7-8: "The Beguiled" and "Rodin"

Another day in May, more cheers and jeers for the competition films. Only five competition films are yet to screen: Fatih Akin's In the Fade (starring Diane Kruger), Good Time from the Safdie brothers, Sergei Loznita's A Gentle Creature, François Ozon's L'Amant Double  (with two of his favorites Marine Vacth and Jérémie Renier), and Lynne Ramsay's You Were Never Really Here (starring Joaquin Phoenix). 

Previously: Day 1, Days 2-4, and Days 5-6

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So it looks like the frontrunners for the Palme d'Or, barring any of those five landing in a major way, are France's 120 Battements Par Minute, Sweden's The Square, or Russia's Loveless. But with Cannes and the mysteries of the group dynamics of juries, you never really know until the awards are announced. Pundits always forget that. People who assume that the Palme is a given for ___ are wrong nearly every year.
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Cannes Q&A: Francois Ozon Talks Competition Sexual Thriller ‘Amant Double’ (Exclusive)

Cannes Q&A: Francois Ozon Talks Competition Sexual Thriller ‘Amant Double’ (Exclusive)
One of France’s most prolific and renowned directors, Francois Ozon talked to Variety about his provocative erotic mystery “Amant Double,” which will premiere in competition at Cannes on Friday. Sold by Paris-based Films Distribution, “Amant Double” has been picked up by Cohen Media Group for North America and has been sold to all major territories. Ozon’s previous film, “Frantz,” a black-and-white period film, won big at this year’s Cesars, France’s equivalent of the Oscars. “Amant Double” stars Marine Vacth, the breakthrough star of “Young & Beautiful” (which competed at Cannes in 2013) as Chloé, a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Jeremie Renier). She eventually moves in with Paul but soon discovers he is concealing a part of his identity.

What is the genesis of “Amant Double”?

My inspiration for this film came from a novel by American author Joyce Carol Oates called “Lives of the Twins,
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Cannes: Cohen Media Buys U.S. Rights to François Ozon’s ‘L’Amant Double’

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Cannes: Cohen Media Buys U.S. Rights to François Ozon’s ‘L’Amant Double’
Cohen Media Group has acquired the North American rights to Francois Ozon’s erotic mystery “L’Amant Double” (“Double Lover”), which will screen in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports.

The film follows Chloé (Marine Vatch), a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul (Jérémie Renier). Chloé eventually moves in with Paul, but later discovers he is concealing a part of his identity. The film co-stars legendary French artist Jacqueline Bisset.

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Cohen Media will release “L’Amant Double” in North America in early 2018. Ozon has been to Cannes several times before, including with 2013’s “Young & Beautiful,” (also starring Vatch) and 2003’s “Swimming Pool.” He has never won a major prize at the fest.

“Ozon belongs to a rare breed of French auteurs who
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17 Brilliant Horror Films That Debuted at Cannes: Stream all of the Screams

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17 Brilliant Horror Films That Debuted at Cannes: Stream all of the Screams
The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t get its due as a platform for horror. But as this year’s festival begins, two of the most anticipated titles — Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and David Lynch’s new season of “Twin Peaks” — are artful interpretations of the genre. Several more buzzy entries are expected to be dark and dire, including Lynne Ramsey’s “You Were Never Really Here,” David Robert Mitchell’s “Under the Silver Lake,” and Jane Campion’s series “Top of the Lake: China Girl.”

Cannes’ love of the gothic is nothing new. The festival has long been a melting pot for bold visions, and this includes some of the world’s scariest films. From established risk-takers like Lars von Trier and Nicolas Winding Refn to once-green directors like Gaspar Noé and Sam Raimi, the strength of the talent has left some indelible impressions on the horror scene.
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Cannes 2017. Lineup

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The Festival de Cannes has announced the lineup for the official selection, including the Competition and Un Certain Regard sections, as well as special screenings, for the 70th edition of the festival:

COMPETITIONHappy End (Michael Haneke)Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)Le Redoutable (Michel Hazanavicius)The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)Rodin (Jaques Doillon)120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)Okja (Bong Joon-Ho)In The Fade (Fatih Akin)The Day After (Hong Sang-soo)Radiance (Naomi Kawase)The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)A Gentle Creature (Sergei Loznitsa)Jupiter's Moon (Kornél Mandruczó)Good Time (Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie)Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) L'Amant Double (François Ozon)You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach)The Square (Ruben Östlund)Un Certain REGARDOpening Night: Barbara (Mathieu Amalric)The Desert Bride (Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato)Lucky (Sergio Castellitto)Closeness (Kantemir Balagov)Before We Vanish (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)Beauty and the Dogs (Kaouther Ben Hania)L
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Jacqueline Bisset to Star in Drama ‘Journey to Miyakojima’ (Exclusive)

Jacqueline Bisset to Star in Drama ‘Journey to Miyakojima’ (Exclusive)
Jacqueline Bisset has been cast in the lead role in the family drama “Journey to Miyakojima,” which will begin filming in Japan in October.

French helmer Slony Sow is directing from his own script. Paul Hoppe is the producer and Nick Kambayashi is executive producing. Aun Entertainment and Licri are the production companies.

Bisset will play a quietly ailing family matriarch and NBA team owner who is hoping to reunite her shattered family at a serene island off the coast of Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home. She persuades her granddaughter, whose eating disorder is escalating, to take up residence at a guesthouse on the island — where its beauty, a chance meeting with a treasure hunter, and a century-old shipwreck heal their wounds.

The cast includes Akira Emoto, Eriko Takeda, and Mari Natsuki.

Bisset stars in “L’Amant Double,” a Palme d’Or contender at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival,
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