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Eerie opening sequence from White God is online!

Talk about the dog days! Here is the opening sequence from WHITE GOD, an allegorical thriller about an uprising of dogs. The film won the prestigious Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes last year and is bounding its way toward U.S. and U.K. Show More Summary

Abderrahmane Sissoko Named Cannes President Of The Cinefondation and Short Films Jury

Mauritania’s Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissoko (Timbuktu) has been named President of this year’s Cannes Cinefondation and Short Films Jury. Sissoko, whose powerful Timbukto assailed the dangers of Islamic extremism, is nominated in this year’s Best Foreign Language film category. Show More Summary

Celebrated butcher carves out niche in L.A.'s culinary scene

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Wolfgang Puck remembers the time he brought his butcher to Cannes. It was 1976, and the chef was catering an opening night dinner for the film festival. He decided he needed Harvey Gussman — and his beef.

Palme Thursday: Amour is a profound love story that only Michael Haneke could tell

Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Amour (2012) When it was announced,...Show More Summary

GKIDS Acquires Salma Hayek Produced ‘The Prophet’ Animated Feature

After debuting at Cannes and playing  at the Toronto Film Festival last year, the animated feature version of one of the best selling books of all time is coming to more big screens this summer. The North American rights to the passion project of Salman Hayek, Khalil Gibran's The Prophet has been acquired by distributor GKIDS. Show More Summary

Mommy's Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men

The former boy wonder, Xavier Dolan, who is now 25, sauntered into New York about a week or so ago with a new movie, Mommy -- his fifth -- for which he won the Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and received a 13-minute standing ovation. Show More Summary

Watch: Argentina's Oscar Contender 'Wild Tales' Gets a US Trailer

After playing Sundance, Cannes, Telluride and Toronto, the Argentinian film Wild Tales from producer Pedro Almodovar and director Damián Szifrón was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Now the film is poised to...Show More Summary

Watch the Weird Trailer for Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut

Last spring, Ryan Gosling unveiled his directorial debut Lost River at the Cannes Film Festival, and the response was… Read More

'Birdman' Credit Snub Explored in Financier's Lawsuit

Former Worldview CFO Hoyt David Morgan fought with colleagues at the Cannes Film Festival. Later, he says, his credit on the acclaimed film was sold to another investor for millions. read more

'Birdman' Credit Snub Explored in Financier's Lawsuit

Former Worldview CFO Hoyt David Morgan fought with colleagues at the Cannes Film Festival. Later, he says, his credit on the acclaimed film was sold to another investor for millions. read more

See a Trailer for the Film Ryan Gosling Directed Handsomely But Also Maybe Poorly

Reviews from Cannes were merciless in their savaging of Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, but as our own Kyle Buchanan put it, "Whatever you may think of the film, it will surely make for a very striking trailer." And now it has! The film stars Christina Hendricks and Iain De... More »

Here's The First Trailer For Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'

Remember how Ryan Gosling took a break from acting to write and direct a movie? "Lost River," Gosling's behind-the-camera debut, was one of the most anticipated films at last year's Cannes Film Festival, until it premiered and was ripped apart by critics. Show More Summary

First Trailer for Ryan Gosling's Peculiar Directorial Debut 'Lost River'

After debuting at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River is heading to theaters and VOD this spring. But if you're more of a mainstream fan of Gosling, this doesn't look like it's going to be something you'll enjoy. Show More Summary

Director Abderrahmane Sissako Talks About the Humanity of Jihadists

When it premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, which takes place during a 2012 Jihadist takeover of Northern Mali, was recognized as a remarkably topical movie that was still exemplary of its director’s generous, lyrical vision of the world. In his review of the film this... More »

Berlin Q&A: The Garmin Heir Behind Terrence Malick's New Movie

Bold new film financiers Ken Kao — son of billionaire GPS pioneer Min Kao — and Alex Walton, who launched their new company Bloom at Cannes last year, reveal plans for six to eight projects a year as they prepare to debut Malick's latest at Berlin. read more

A Dog Movie Star Demonstrates the Art of Canine Acting

Check out all Slate’s interviews from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. In the upcoming movie White God, which won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, canine actor Bodie plays Hagen, a mutt that—after he is separated from his owner—leads an uprising of hundreds of dogs against the men who mistreat and abuse them. Show More Summary

Review: The Duke of Burgundy Is A Wonderfully Fresh Unique Look At Romance Between Women

last monthHumor : Geekosystem

Peter Strickland is quickly becoming one of the avant-garde filmmakers to watch, and his entry into this year’s “un certain regard” at the Cannes Film Festival is his best film to date. The Duke of Burgundy is a sensual romantic drama about two women in a non-specific time and place, engaging in games of punishment and pleasure.

The Campaign Against “Leviathan” in Russia

last monthNews : News Desk

Andrey Zvyagintsev is known as one of Russia’s leading filmmakers, but his latest movie, “Leviathan,” has been especially successful. Prior to its nomination for the Academy Award, it won Best Screenplay at last year’s Cannes Film Festival,...Show More Summary

Pamela Anderson Talks Candidly About Love, Forgiveness and Her Foundation

Last May, Pamela Anderson launched The Pamela Anderson Foundation at the Cannes Film Festival. During her passionate speech about her organization and its mission, she shared how as a child and into her teen years, she was a victim of continued sexual abuse. Show More Summary

Mommy

Willfully over determined and perversely stylized, “Mommy,” the fifth directorial feature from young filmmaker Xavier Dolan was certainly an attention-getter at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, where the jury obliged it to share a prize...Show More Summary

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