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  1. World Cinema section turns eye to Lebanon

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    For some, the main link between Cannes and the Lebanon is the excellent Al Charq restaurant and takeaway round the back of the Martinez. But all that could be about to change, with the festival dedicating the whole of today to Lebanese cinema as part of the World Cinema lineup.Read more

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  2. Dialogue: Gus Van Sant

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    The director speaks about his fascination with nonlinear narrative and gives his take on the film industry.Read more

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  3. Fest parties a far cry from years past

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    Lousy music, stingy portions and long lines are par for the course at any Cannes. But this year the bad party quota has reached a new low. Halfway through, there have been virtually no blowout soirees.Read more

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  4. Lebanon battles to raise film profile

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    For some, the main link between Cannes and Lebanon is the excellent Al Charq restaurant and takeout place 'round the back of the Martinez. But all that could be about to change, with the festival dedicating Monday to Lebanese cinema as part of the World Cinema lineup.Read more

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  5. Working Title, Roberts team for Root pic

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    London-based production powerhouse Working Title Films is partnering with star Julia Roberts to make an as-yet-untitled movie based on the life of African wildlife conservationist Joan Root.Read more

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  6. Argento's 'Madre' to debut at Rome fest

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    "La Terza Madre" (The Third Mother), the new film from famed Italian horror film director Dario Argento will premiere at this year's RomaCinemaFest, which runs Oct. 18-27.Read more

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  7. Meirelles takes a crack at 'Love'

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles will switch gears after wrapping the dark drama "Blindness," by directing a romantic comedy based on the novel "Love's Labors Lost" by Brazilian screenplay writer Jorge Furtado.Read more

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  8. 'Kite' funding: Headline news

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    London-based Headline Pictures has secured financial support from U.K. Film Council and the BBC for "The Kite Rider," a feature film to be shot in China, company principals said Sunday.Read more

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  9. Sossamon, Jones, Rea to play 'Heavy'

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    Shannyn Sossamon, Vinnie Jones and Stephen Rea have joined producer Parkland Pictures' crime thriller "The Heavy."Read more

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  10. Iraq absent from Cannes lineup

    5:00 am 5/21/2007

    There's something missing from this year's Cannes lineup: Iraq. The Iraqi occupation is lurching through its fourth year with bombings and sectarian violence a daily occurrence.Read more

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