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Kathy Baker

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Daughter of Quakers, she started acting at 10. Although she stopped her theatre studies, she did receive a diploma from the University of California, Berkeley in French. Baker then took up cooking, but was still drawn to the stage. She gave an acclaimed performance in Sam Shepard's Fool for Love and had an increasing success in films, notably Best Supporting Actress by the National Society of Film Critics for her role in Street Smart (1987). She talked to our reporters about her role as Rose in ...

Kathy Baker

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Does the character resonate with Kathy Baker in real life?...

Valeria Golino

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In Cannes with her new film ThingsYou Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Italian actress ValeriaGolino is known for her role as the bombshell in Hot Shots. Fluent in four languages, she prefers to swear in Greek. What drew you to this film?...

Irène Jacob

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Star of Three Colors: Red and The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski), she is in Cannes for the Directors' Fortnight entry, L'Affaire Marcorelle, opposite Jean-Pierre Leaud (The 400 Blows). What interested you in the role?...

Irène Jacob

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Did Serge Le Peron give you special directions for the love scene?...

Maria de Medeiros

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Born in Portugal, Maria has received international acclaim as an actress, noted for her roles in Tres Irmaos (Best Actress at Venice 94), Pulp Fiction opposite Bruce Willis and Henry and Jane. Captains of April, screening in Certain Regard, marks her directorial debut. First actress, now director, tell us about the working atmosphere on the set of Captains of April....

Haley Joel Osment

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Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) charmed the press corps at an early conference promoting his latest film co-starring Willem Defoe. Armed with an easy and infectious laugh, the quick witted Osment spoke of his new film, Edges of the Lord, and his co-stars. All actors are different, he said, you can't compare. ...

Jean Claude Van Damme

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Belgium-born power- house star of Hollywood action films was former European Karate Champion. In 1981 he moved to California and opened a gym. His first screen appearance was opposite Chuck Norris in Missing in Action. In Cannes promoting his new film the Replicant by Ringo Lam, our reporters met with both of themon the terrace of the Noga Hotel to get some inside comments on the movie. What should we expect from this psychological/action movie?...

Les Destinées Sentimentales

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Period piece Les Destinées Sentimentales seems an unlikely project for Olivier Assayas, whose previous seven films have all been set in the present. ...

Fast Food Fast Women

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A bittersweet look at love and dating in New York City....

Le Premier du Nom

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Directed by Sabien Franel, the film follows a Jewish Alsatian man in the 18th century. ...

Blackboards

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From twenty year old Iranian director, Samira Makhmalbaf. The film won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes 2000 and the FIPRESCI prize at Flanders Film Festival....

Vatel

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The story of a French waiter whose desire to please the royals leads to horrific consequences. Starring Uma Thurman and Gerard Depardieu, Vatel was the opening film at Cannes 2000....

Arianna Bocco

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A women who places passion in first place when choosing a film as Vice President of acquisitions and co-productions at New Line Cinema and Fine Line Features. She elaborated further that being aggressive is the hardest part of her job....

Bonny Dore

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Past President of Women in Film, Bonny Dore was in Cannes supporting chapter member Sheryl Lee Ralph who was announcing the upcoming Jamerican Film and Music Festival. Bonny elaborated on the aims of Women in Film, including the Crystal Awards...

Denise Breton

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A French publicist with an American flair as she is noted as the one who discovered Mash by Robert Altman and brought it to Cannes. She also handles Woody Allen in France and brought Barbara Kopple's film on Gregory Peck to Cannes this year. How did you stumble onto Altman's mash?...

Denise Breton

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As a publicist, are there films in your catalog that are difficult to promote for you?...

Denise Breton

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What is the most rewarding part of a publicist's job?...

Noelle Deschamps

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Vice President and Artistic Director at the association Equinoxe (promoting young screenwriters, based on and in collaboration with Robert Redford and the Sundance Institute). Is there an Equinoxe style?...

Noelle Deschamps

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As a woman in the film industry, how would you define your relation with your colleagues?...

Special Jury Prize

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André le magnifique by Emmanuel Silvestre and Thibault Staib...

Eric Serra

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Eric Serra is Luc Besson pet composer since The Big Blue. in his own studio, he composed the music for Nikita, The Professional and The Fifth Element. This exclusive relationship has led to a strong friendship between the two and as far as Eric is concerned, he would not have it any other way. This year he is sitting on the jury of the Paris Film Festival under the presidence of Faye Dunaway, with whom he recently worked with on The Messenger: Joan of Arc....

Titler

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Titler has been described as Everything nobody wants to see all at once....

Day and an arabian knight

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Day and an Arabian knight is a film about two needy people whose circumstances bring them together in a city that has left them stranded and lonely. In one day and a night, Mohammed, a Lebanese security guard at a Manhattan law firm, meets and woos Day, the new temp. We watch through Day's hopeful eyes and heart as Mo takes her out on a date and even proposes marriage only to reveal his real need - a visa to stay in this country....

test

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Based on his own youth, Almost Famous follows the perpetually uncool William Miller (newcomer Patrick Fugit) as he moves from the restrictive parenting of his mom (Frances McDormand) to falling for rock music and befriending the brilliantly crotchety music critic Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to going on tour with a band in 1973, at age 15, and writing about it for Rolling Stone. Along the way he falls in love (and into a love triangle) with Penny Lane (Kate Hudson in a breakout role), w...

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