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Cannes 2017: 'The Square' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

19 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

There were also wins for Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix and Diane Kruger.

The Competition prizes for the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival have been handed out tonight (28 May) in the Lumiere Theatre, with Ruben Östlund’s The Square winning the coveted Palme d’Or.

Pedro Almodóvar presided over this year’s jury that also included Will Smith, Maren Ade, Park Chan-wook, Paolo Sorrentino, Jessica Chastain, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui and Gabriel Yared.

Full list of winners below:

Palme D’Or

The Square (Ruben Östlund)

Grand Prix

120 Beats Per Minute (Robin Campillo)

Best Director

Sofia Coppola (The Beguiled)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

Diane Kruger (In the Fade)

Jury Prize

Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

Best Screenplay

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here

Camera D’Or

Jeune Femme (Léonor Sérraille)

Best Short Film

A Gentle Night (Qui Yang)

Short Film Special Mention

Katto (Teppo Airaksinen)

70th Anniversary »


- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Top Memorial Day Weekend Box Office as 'Baywatch' Struggles

23 hours ago | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales led the way this Memorial Day weekend while Paramount's Baywatch struggled to match expectations. Meanwhile, Disney's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues to deliver while the studio's Beauty and the Beast became only the eighth film to cross $500 million domestically. Overall, the weekend was down ~15% compared to Memorial Day weekend last year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered underwhelming openings. With an estimated $62 million for the three-day and $76.6 million for the four-day weekend, Disney's fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise finished atop the holiday weekend box office. Additionally, the film brought in an estimated $208.4 million internationally, the 12th largest overseas opening of all-time, as it opened in virtually the entire overseas marketplace. This includes a $67.8 million debut in China and an industry record opening in Russia of an estimated $18.6 million. Additional »


- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Sails Toward $300 Million Opening Weekend Worldwide

19 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s latest crack at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise appears to be a global hit.

The fifth installment, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing to $270.6 million at the international box office. That, combined with the $77 million it’s expected to pull in over the four-day holiday domestically, should easily put the film over $300 million globally during its opening frame.

In China alone the movie will make an estimated $67.8 million. The third highest opening for any Disney movie is partially attributed to the opening coinciding with the country’s Dragon Boat Festival holidays.

The film saw the largest opening of all time in Russia with $18.1 million ($18.6 million including previews). The rest of the top five territories are Korea ($11.6 million); France ($9.3 million); and Germany ($8.4 million).

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” centers on Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow battling deadly ghost sailors, »


- Seth Kelley

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‘Long Strange Trip’ Has One of 2017’s Best Doc Debuts; Richard Gere’s ’Norman’ Crosses $3M — Specialty Box Office

20 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Deadheads toked to Long Strange Trip: the Untold Story of The Grateful Dead in its theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles over the Memorial Day weekend on the heels of one-night event screenings leading up to the holiday. The film, by Amir Bar-Lev and released by Abramorama, grossed $34,131 in two theaters. The company also released fellow documentary Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan in two locations Friday, doing a pretty solid $21,127. Following limited runs… »


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Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Plans and Deleted Scenes

19 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Wonder Woman doesn’t hit theaters until the end of the week, but fans are already wondering (no pun intended) if the film will follow suit from the previous DC Extended Universe releases of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad by having alternate cuts available on home video. The good news is, the […]

The post Patty Jenkins Talks ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Plans and Deleted Scenes appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

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Rep Sheet Roundup: 'Lady Macbeth' Star Florence Pugh Signs With Shelter PR

22 minutes ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Strong lady

Rising star Florence Pugh has signed with Shelter PR. The English actress won critical praise for her first leading turn, as the title femme fatale in Lady Macbeth, based on the 1865 Russian novel of the same name (inspired by the notorious Shakespeare character). In THR’s review of the drama, which premiered in Toronto last September and will be released in the U.S. by Roadside Attractions in July, critic »


- Rebecca Sun

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Netflix Orders First Turkish Original

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rome — Netflix has ordered its first Turkish-language original series, in a move likely to help it gain traction in one of the world’s most vibrant TV markets.

Following its mid-2016 Turkish launch, the streaming service has ordered ten episodes of an as-yet-untitled Istanbul-set historical drama inspired by the history and legends of the Ottoman empire, it said in a statement.

The show is centered around a young man who discovers that he has supernatural powers. When Istanbul is threatened by dark forces he joins forces with a group of misfit friends to save the city and its inhabitants, according to Netflix.

Onur Guvenatam, who produced the successful Turkish adaptation of ABC’s “Pretty Little Liars,” will serve as executive producer on Netflix’s first Turkish original which will be written and produced in Turkey by Istanbul-based shingle O3 Medya with plans for a global launch on the Netflix platform in 2018.

The announcement comes as the Turkish »


- Nick Vivarelli

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Film Industry Divisions Visible at Funeral of Busan Programmer Kim Ji-seok

2 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Some 400 leading figures from the Asian cinema business attended a memorial service on Monday for Busan festival programmer and co-founder Kim Ji-seok. But the large attendance did little to mask the ongoing divisions in the Korean industry.

Kim died nearly two weeks ago in Cannes. His body was cremated in France and his remains returned to Korea ahead of a three-day funeral that started on Saturday. It concluded in a service held at the spectacular, downtown, Busan Cinema Center.

Festival chairman and co-founder, Kim Dong-ho led the proceedings. Ousted former festival director, Lee Yong-kwan, former Busan Film Commission head Oh Seok-geun, and Kim’s son were chief mourners.

Lee refused handshakes with Busan city mayor Seo Byung-soo, who precipitated the festival’s three-year crisis by censoring its program, and with Kim Dong-ho, who returned to the festival as a steadying hand after the crisis erupted. Lee also ducked »


- Sonia Kil

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George Clooney Says People Can "Make a Difference" Amid Humanitarian Crises

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

George Clooney renewed his endorsement of a million- dollar peace prize Sunday when he spoke of the power of "individuals to make a difference" in addressing the world's various humanitarian crises.

In a video address at the awards ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, held late Sunday in Yerevan, Armenia, the Oscar-winning actor, humanitarian activist and father-to-be, to laughter and applause quipped: "I really would have been [in Yerevan] but if I came there and my wife had twins while I was there, I could never come home."

Clooney's wife, Amal, a prominent international human rights lawyer whom he »


- Nick Holdsworth

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Fox Joins Tencent in Chinese Web Movie Production Slate

3 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Youth Tencent, part of China’s giant Tencent games and social media group, has amassed an impressive group of producers and investors for the first edition of its online movie production initiative.

Twentieth Century Fox offshoot, Fox International Productions along with Sina Entertainment and iQIYI are among the partners on the 10-film Flying Wings (aka Bi Yi) slate. Other partner companies include Xinpianchang which is facilitating production; Bole Pictures and Good Fellow Pictures, providing marketing and promotion support.

Properties are drawn from anime titles on Tencent’s Comic and Animation platform and are made on relatively low budgets by film makers with an average age of 30. Chinese director Zhao Tianyu, Japanese producer Takashige Ichise, and director Yao Tingting serve as executive producers.

With titles including “Twin Detectives,” “The Innocent City,” “Soul Hunter,” “The Maid Killer,” “Not Married,” “Horror of Flowers,” “Lost In Apocalypse,” “Soul Contract,” “Private Hero,” and “The Mystical Treasure, »


- Patrick Frater

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‘American Idol’: Ryan Seacrest Talks Drag After Katy Perry Deal

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Nearly three weeks after ABC confirmed that it would bring “American Idol” back to television, the singing competition has a high-profile anchor for its judges table, but no other confirmed talent on board.

ABC and producers FremantleMedia and Core Media locked up pop star Katy Perry as a judge for the upcoming season just in time for an announcement at the network’s upfront presentation. Perry’s services were secured at a rate of $25 million for the upcoming season — which sources tell Variety represents 65% of the budget earmarked for talent. No additional judges have since signed on to the show.

Nor have producers and the network been able to seal a deal with Ryan Seacrest to return as host. Seacrest had been in talks to rejoin the series — which he appeared on for all of its 15 seasons on Fox — since before ABC even made the revival official. But ongoing talks have failed to produce a deal. A »


- Daniel Holloway and Shirley Halperin

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South Korean Filmmakers Mourn Late Busan Co-Founder Kim Ji-seok

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

South Korean filmmakers gathered in Busan on Monday for the memorial service of Kim Ji-seok, co-founder, deputy director and head programmer of Busan International Film Festival who passed earlier this month. He was 57.

The noon service began with a moment of silence at one of the main theaters of Busan Cinema Center, the official festival venue. Over 400 guests from near and far, including Japan, Taiwan and other Asian neighboring countries, arrived for the solemn occasion.

"It seems like yesterday when [Kim Ji-seok] asked me to officiate his marriage, and but it pains me that [he] is making me »

- Lee Hyo-won

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Fortunata’

8 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a year when no Italian directors were lucky enough to land in the Cannes competition, the country is done no favors by Sergio Castellitto’s presence in Un Certain Regard. From “You Can’t Save Yourself Alone” to “Don’t Move,” the director’s work never strays from the kind of middlebrow aesthetic convinced of its own depth — only there’s no depth there. And though his collaborations with novelist wife Margaret Mazzantini are seen as prestige productions at home and tend to get big rollouts, their pat psychologizing results in unsatisfactory characters who careen down paths designed with elaborate, artificial, and deeply uninteresting detours. Even given limited expectations, it’s safe to say “Fortunata” has Mazzantini’s sloppiest script so far, about a hairdresser determined to open a beauty parlor but waylaid by an ill-advised (and truly ridiculous) hook-up with her kid’s shrink.

Winner of the Un Certain Regard acting prize, »


- Jay Weissberg

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Alex Rodriguez Scores Contributor Role at ABC News

9 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alex Rodriguez has spent the first months of his retirement from professional baseball as an analyst at Fox Sports, but he’s about to get a tryout with another team. The former New York Yankees player will work as a contributor for ABC News, according to a person familiar with the situation.

This person said Rodriguez would make “occasional” appearances on ABC News programs that could include “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight” and “Nightline.”

Rodriguez would continue working for Fox Sports, and his contract with that 21st Century Fox unit would likely prohibit him from making cameos on ABC’s Disney-owned sister, Espn. He might be able to add commentary on games during non-sports-centric shows like “Gma.”

Rodriguez figured prominently in Fox’s recent “upfront” presentation to advertisers, which placed a big spotlight on the company’s sports-programming assets. Rodriguez made an appearance at the glitzy showcase.

Rodriguez’s new duties were reported previously by the »


- Brian Steinberg

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‘The Leftovers': One Last Dance for Ann Dowd and Justin Theroux

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Leftovers” has never been a show to offer its characters beginnings. Those are hopeful little things, free from the past and typically sparked by closure. The idea itself is laughable for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta’s show about the probable end of the world and the 98 percent of the population that did not make it to a better place. But the penultimate episode of the series just aired — “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother)” — and a returning character told TheWrap that it’s more a pure beginning than we would suspect. Also Read: 'Leftovers' Star Amy Brenneman. »


- Matt Donnelly

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‘The Leftovers’ Recap: Kevin Can Wait

11 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Do not read unless you’ve seen “The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother),” the seventh episode of the third and final season of HBO’s “The Leftovers.”

For my own amusement, I sometimes imagine describing individual episodes of “The Leftovers” to people who’ve never seen the show.

Let’s try it with this installment, shall we?

“A former sheriff from a small town in New York is in Australia, where his father has become convinced of the existence of a song that will stop the planet from being engulfed in a world-ending flood. The father drowns his son, and the son, Kevin, travels to an alternate realm that he has visited before, where he met God, did karaoke, and killed a woman who had been appearing to him in his ‘real’ life. When Kevin enters this realm again, he is both an assassin (as he was the first time he »


- Maureen Ryan

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'Twin Peaks' Recap: Keeping Up With the Joneses

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His name is Dougie Jones. He has a beer gut, a bad haircut, an even worse selection of sportjackets and a penchant for adultery in vacant development housing. And he does not exist.

Dougie is the mystical creation of Agent Dale Cooper's doppelganger – a living, breathing bait-and-switch brought into existence, somehow, to get sucked into the Black Lodge in the evil being's place. So when Coop returns to the real world, it's this poor sap who gets airlifted into the afterlife. The Bad Dale may vomit up poison and get himself arrested, »


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Where Does Tj Miller’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Exit Leave the Show — and HBO?

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It was a week of peaks and valleys for “Silicon Valley” fans, as HBO announced on Thursday that the show will return for Season 5 but without co-star T.J. Miller, the star behind Erlich Bachman. Can the Emmy-winning series withstand the loss of arguably its biggest name — and where does this leave the network and its comedy prospects? Since its April 2014 launch, Miller has been among the show’s five core cast members, along with Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh) and Zach Woods (Jared). Although not quite an awards-season player on the level of “Veep,” the series »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Drone Focus Film Festival Flies Into Fargo (Video)

11 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Move over, Cannes: a first-year film festival in Fargo, North Dakota that is part of an annual drone conference “aims to highlight the possibilities of art from above,” according to the Associated Press. The Drone Focus Film Festival will take place from May 31 through June 1 and all films must be less than five minutes long with 50 percent or more shot using a drone or Uav. Over 600 people are expected to attend. North Dakota has invested $40 million in the unmanned aircraft industry, according to the AP. The film festival attracted 42 entries from 21 countries with categories including narrative, »


- Brian Flood

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China Box Office: 'Pirates 5' Sails Off With $67.8M in Treasure

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has thrown open its sails to strong winds in China, making off with $67.8 million in treasure during its first three days along the Middle Kingdom's shores.

The three-day total is already more than the entire local runs of the preceding two Pirates pictures. And with China celebrating the annual Dragon Boat Festival — a major national holiday in the country — through Tuesday, the latest installment should hit $100 million this week.

Local word of mouth for the Johnny Depp-starring juggernaut has been effusive. The film currently has a »


- Patrick Brzeski

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