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Cannes: Michel Hazanavicius’ Dramedy ‘Redoubtable’ Lands at Cohen Media

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Cohen Media Group has bought the North American rights to Michel Hazanavicius’ dramedy “Redoubtable” following its premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie centers on iconic French director Jean-Luc Godard and the drama surrounding the shooting of his controversial 1967 film, “Le Chinoise,” which starred his then-wife, Anne Wiazemsky, and foreshadowed the global student… Read more »

Cannes: Oscilloscope Buys Pyrotechnic Documentary ‘Brimstone and Glory’

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Oscilloscope has bought North American rights to Viktor Jakovleski’s documentary “Brimstone & Glory” for release later this year. The film focuses on the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a 10-day celebration of San Juan de Dios, patron saint of firework makers. Artisans show off their technical virtuosity and dozens of teams build larger-than-life papier-mâché… Read more »

Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, Will Smith Steal the Show at Cannes amfAR Gala

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Leo and David! Leo and David! Everybody was trying to get near this year’s power duo at the Cannes amfAR gala. At around 8 p.m., at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, the world’s biggest movie star was chatting with the famous soccer player, as bodyguards flicked away photographers. Leonardo DiCaprio looked animated, using his fingers… Read more »

Lil Yachty’s Photographer Talks ‘Teenage Emotions’ Cover, Which Includes Gay Couple Kissing

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An album cover being proclaimed as “groundbreaking” is a rarity in today’s musical landscape. But when Lil Yachty unveiled the artwork for his major label debut “Teenage Emotions” — which is released today (May 26) on Quality Control/Motown/Capitol Records — it was met with that adjective. The cover photograph shows the rapper flashing his rainbow grills while… Read more »

Liam Gallagher to Perform First Solo Concert in Manchester, With Funds Going to Bombing Victims

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Singer Liam Gallagher announced Friday that his first-ever solo concert would take place next week in Manchester, the city where 22 people were killed by a suicide bomber at the Manchester Arena. The former Oasis frontman will perform at Manchester’s O2 Ritz next Tuesday, with all profits going to benefit victims of the attack. Gallagher revealed… Read more »

Germany’s Culture Minister Launches Second Edition of Face to Face With German Films in Cannes

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In Cannes this week Germany’s minister of culture Monika Gruetters helped launch the second year of “Face to Face with German Films,” a campaign that celebrates German cinema success internationally. She was joined at the event, staged at the elegant Villa Rothschild, by actors Ronald Zehrfeld, Louis Hofmann, Volker Bruch and Alexander Fehling, who are… Read more »

Bryson Tiller Drops New Album, ‘True to Self,’ a Month Early

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At 12:03 a.m. ET on Friday a press release arrived from RCA calmly stating “BRYSON TILLER’S BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘TRUE TO SELF’ AVAILABLE NOW AT ALL DIGITAL SERVICE PROVIDERS!” — a month ahead of schedule. The fast-rising R&B singer/rapper had announced just two weeks ago that the album would be arriving on June 23. The album… Read more »

Cannes: Tunisian Director Kaouther Ben Hania on Her First Feature Film ‘Beauty and the Dogs’

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Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania is the only Arab auteur in the Cannes official selection this year. Her first full-fledged feature, “Beauty and the Dogs,” which screens in Un Certain Regard, is centered around the rape of a young woman by policemen outside a beachfront nightclub in Tunisia, based on a true case that sparked plenty… Read more »

Cannes: ‘The Summit’s’ Santiago Mitre on Fiction in Politics, Politics in Fiction

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CANNES — World premiering in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard, the third feature from Argentine Santiago Mitre (“The Student,” “Paulina”) follows an Argentine President (Ricardo Darín) at a Latin American summit, who is conflicted on a political and personal level. Dolores Fonzi (“Paulina”) plays his daughter, Elena Anaya an Oriana Fallaci-ish journalist, Christian Slater a U.S…. Read more »

Greg Gianforte, Montana Candidate Charged With Assault on Reporter, Projected to Win Race

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Greg Gianforte was projected to win a special election for a Montana congressional seat, one day after he was charged with misdemeanor assault on a Guardian reporter. Several outlets, including the Associated Press, projected that Gianforte would defeat his Democratic rival, Rob Quist, in a race to fill the seat of Ryan Zinke, who resigned… Read more »