Cannes 2017 International Film Festival

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The Florida Project: Life Around the Corner from Disney World

A highlight of the Directors Fortnight, the bolder and more innovative sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival, The Florida Project is Sean Baker’s eagerly-awaited follow up to Tangerine, the ultra-modest feature that put him on the international cinema map. Centering on a precocious girl (Brooklynn Prince), during one eventful summer, his fifth feature boasts Baker’s biggest budget to date, and an ensemble cast that includes a discovery of a six-year-old-girl, some unprofessional actors, and a vet performer like Willem Dafoe.
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Cannes 2017 Ends on a High Note

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival came to a close on the same wave length as it started – as a celebration of innovation, diversity and inclusion. With women featuring prominently in this year’s line-up, it was only natural that they left a mark on the final choices, with Sofia Coppola (best director), Lynne Ramsay (best screenplay), Léonor Serraille (Caméra d’Or) and Chloe Zhao (Directors Fortnight) winning behind the camera, Jasmine Trinca taking the Un Certain Regard solitary acting award, and Nicole Kidman winning pretty much the whole festival, with four powerhouse performances that earned her the special 70th Anniversary Award.
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Nicole Kidman, Queen of Cannes

Cannes 70 is in the books and this year’s Palmarés included a Special Prize for Nicole Kidman, to go with her 11 Golden Globe nominations, three Globe wins and all her other accolades. It was almost inevitable given that the undisputed queen of the Croisette appeared  in a record four films: John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Sophia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake 2: China Girl.