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Cinema and Exile

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By now it should be clear that the selections in the official selection are carefully chosen for matching themes each day. 'Motorcycle Diaries' and 'Exils' both deal with returning to the past through landscape and cinema, mentalities of the time. For Walter Salles, its a return to 1952 and the diaries of Che Guavara, but also a way of looking at the exploited and underdeveloped Latin America of today. Tony Gatlif returns to present day Algeria as a way of coming to terms with his life in France...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Day one in Cannes

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The Cannes International Film Festival is officially open. Protesters from the french shobiz industry were invited to walk up the stairs, which they did rather peacefuly, without disturbing the festival protocole, (Gilles Jacob's baby).It was Pedro Almodovar and his film crew representing Bad Education (La Mala educación) who had the honors of being the first to do the red carpet walk for this 57th edition. Despite the raindrops, the celebrities arriving for the opening ceremony did not cower, ...

Almodóvar at Cannes

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Today was the long awaited debut of the 57th Cannes Opening Film, Pedro Almodóvar's new film Bad Education. Fele Martinez and Gael Garcia Bernal, tackle the subject of sexual child abuse, set at a religious school in the 1960's and the free Madrid of the 1980's, the Spanish Mystic River at Cannes this year. Almodóvar, Martinez and Garcia Bernal were all present at the press conference on opening day. The gender bending Spanish director that has liberated film in his country after Franco explai...
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