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Cannes 2008

British buyers conclude slew of deals

UK buyers have been amongst the most aggressive at this year’s Cannes market as is reflected in the sheer number of deals struck. Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired Palm D’Or winner The Class,...  

28/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Market/UK

Delta drives business for The Coproduction Office

Delta drives business for The Coproduction Office

Lauded in official competition last week at the Cannes Film Festival and crowned with the Fipresci Award, Delta, by young Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó (see news) was sold by The...  

27/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Market/Hungary

Dardenne brothers scoop another award

Dardenne brothers scoop another award

The Dardenne brothers no longer need any introduction, and yet their latest film is, in a sense, radically different from their previous works. The directors set down their camera, or rather, let...  

26/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards/ Belgium

A selection of Cannes deals

Competition titles Arnaud Desplechin’s A Christmas Tale was sold by Wild Bunch to the US (IFC). Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashirwas sold by The Match Factory to Belgium (Cinemart), Italy (Lucky...  

26/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Market

Lukewarm with spots of sunshine

Just like the weather, the temperature of the 2008 Cannes Film Market was rather lukewarm for most sales companies, but sunny for the dozen outfits that had strong titles in official selection,...  

26/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Market

Gomorrah and Il Divo “born of the same womb”

Gomorrah and Il Divo “born of the same womb”

Matteo Garrone (40) won the Grand Jury Prize for his sixth feature film (and first in official competition at Cannes), Gomorrah. The adapatation was a true challenge, given the wealth and...  

25/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards/Italy

Cantet’s The Class crowned Palme d’Or

Cantet’s The Class crowned Palme d’Or

Making his official competition debut at the Cannes Film Festival, French director Laurent Cantet (see interview) struck gold by winning the Palme d’Or for The Class (see news). The last French...  

25/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards/France

Winners’ reactions

Winners’ reactions

The winners speak at this evening’s press conference at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Laurent Cantet (Palme d'Or): "I’m not surprised that an international jury liked the film because the subject...  

25/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards

Cantet wins Palme d’Or and Sorrentino, Garrone and Dardenne brothers scoop awards

Cantet wins Palme d’Or and Sorrentino, Garrone and Dardenne brothers scoop awards

Laurent Cantet scored a surprise triumph this evening at the 61st Cannes Film Festival with his film The Class (see news), putting an end to a 21-year dearth of Palme d’Ors for France. Italy...  

25/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Awards

Tulpan scoops top honours

Tulpan scoops top honours

Kazakh filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy yesterday evening picked up the Un Certain Regard Award at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. Presided by German director Fatih Akin, the jury unanimously decided to...  

24/05/2008 | Cannes 2008 | Un Certain Regard