Cannes Day 8 Recap: Ryan Gosling Unveils Directorial Debut, Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall' Sells for U.S., More

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Gosling's "Lost River" receives both boos and applause, Nas documentary sells wide, Jessica Chastain visits the THR video booth and John Boorman shares memories from a 50-year career in film.

The fans swooned and the critics sharpened their knives as Ryan Gosling arrived in Cannes Tuesday to unveil his directorial debut, Lost River, starring Christina Hendricks. The film's first press screening received both boos and applause (Read the story) and critical opinion was similarly divided (Read the review). 

And on the business front, Ken Loach's Cannes competition film, Jimmy's Hall, scored a North American distribution deal with Sony Classics (Read the story). 

THR was on the scene for it all, critiquing the films, interviewing the stars, feting the fashion, and breaking down the non-stop stream of deals.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25. Check back daily for THR's comprehensive coverage.

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Cannes: Nas Music Documentary Sells Wide Nas – Time is Illmatic, from multimedia artist One9, has sold to Japan, Australia and across Europe... Read the story.

CANNES VIDEO: Close-Knit 'Eleanor Rigby' Cast Looks Back at Years of Friendship Jessica Chastain and co-star Jess Weixler have been friends since Juilliard, and both lived with director Ned Benson in Santa Monica... Watch the Video.

John Boorman Talks Filmmaking Memories From a 50-Year Career (Q&A) The man who made Ned Beatty squeal in "Deliverance" returns to Cannes with his long-awaited (like, nearly three decades) sequel to "Hope and Glory."... Read the interview.

Korean Star Bae Doona on How Hollywood Loneliness Informs Her Acting The South Korean actress -- who, yes, is dating "Cloud Atlas" co-star Jim Sturgess -- spoke about returning home to play an outcast in Un Certain Regard title "A Girl at My Door" after shooting "Jupiter Ascending."... Read the story.

CANNES REVIEW: Dardenne Brothers' 'Two Days, One Night' ('Deux Jours, une Nuit') Marion Cotillard plays an ordinary wife and mother struggling to hold onto her job in this latest drama from two-time Cannes Palme d'Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Writes THR critic David Rooney: "Specialists in unvarnished intimacy, the Dardenne brothers add another clear-eyed contemplation of stark social reality to their impressive output."… Read the review.

CANNES PHOTOS: Glamorous Gowns at the Fest... View the gallery.


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