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Jan 27 2016

César Noms: Mustang,Marguerite,Melanie,and More...

Kristen Stewart's César win last year for Clouds of Sils Maria was historicThis year's César nominations (i.e.The French Oscars) have been announced.亚博主页Due to the oddities of release schedules statesides,especially when it comes to subtitled pictures,many of the French films we've been discussing as "best ofs"likeGirlhood,Saint Laurent,andClouds of Sils Mariawere 2014 features in France and honored accordingly.The only real crossovers with our current awards season are Denis Gamze Erguven's Oscar nominatedMustang(now playing in very limited release in the States) which is all over their nominations and two of their "Foreign Film Nominees"Hungary'sSon of Sauland Italy'sYouthwhich will compete with last year's US Best Picture winnerBirdman.

Their nominations were led by the prestige vehicleMarguerite(which is "loosely based"on the story of Florence Foster Jenkins who is getting her own American biopic starring Meryl Streep this year)and Arnaud Desplechin'sMy Golden Dayswhich are both expected to receive US theatrical releases in 2016.(If you see a link,it goes to our review of the picture,or past articles about the actor or director)


  • Dheepan,Jacques Audiard
  • Fatima,Philippe Faucon
  • The Measure of a Man,Stephane Brize
  • Marguerite,Xavier Giannoli
  • Mon Roi,Maïwenn
  • Mustang,Deniz Gamze Erguven
  • Standing Tall,Emmanuelle Bercot
  • My Golden Days,Arnaud Desplechin

Let's discuss their nominations and various beautiful Frenchiesafter the jump.

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Sep 13 2015

TIFF: Did Dheepan deserve its Cannes win?

Amircontinues our coverage of TIFF '15 with a review of this year's Palme d'or winner,Jacques Audiard's Dheepan.

Whether Jacques Audiard's latest film,Dheepan,benefits from the pedigree of its Palme d'or or becomes victim to raised expectations isn't clear.What is already clear,however,is that the film's reception has been truly baffling: on the one hand,the Cannes prize is one of the festival's more curious decisions;on the other,the extent of vitriol that the film receives seems equally unwarranted.Dheepanis on the same emotional and stylistic wavelength as Audiard's previous films,and it is about ten minutes -- admittedly a disastrous ten minutes — away from being on par with his best work...

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May 24 2015

Cannes Closing Prizes

12:25 The jury arrives and out pours their little soundbytes.Anticipation.Who will win the Palme D'Or?

We're proud of our choices."
-Rossy de Palma

It was so congenial.One of the best experiences of my life.It was a great group."
-Joel Coen

Beautiful.Every time we deliberated we went very deep.We argued back and forth in a good way.The Coens made it very clear we should be very passionate.It was one of the best experiences "
-Guillermo del Toro

It feels like a little family.And the movies were so wonderful.It's odd artists judging artists but I guess it has to be done."
-Jake Gyllenhaal

The reporter reminds us that Xavier Dolan leaves WITH Marion Cotillard tomorrow to start filming his next movie.He never stops.No rest for the Francophones.All the Jury prizes and quick thoughtsafter the jump

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