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Cannes 2015: Five Questions For Tale of Tales Star Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, Photo by Greta De LazzarisSalma Hayek, Photo by Greta De Lazzaris

Salma Hayek rarely picks up her cell phone when the number is unlisted. But one day she did so while driving around Los Angeles, and the man on the other end was Italian director Matteo Garrone. Having been introduced to…  Read more

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Cannes 2015: Five Questions For Tale of Tales‘ Vincent Cassel

Vincent Cassel, Photo by Greta De LazzarisVincent Cassel, Photo by Greta De Lazzaris

He’s played a troubled youth in the Paris ghettos in La Haine, a vengeful husband in Irreversible, and an abusive ballet company director in Black Swan. One pattern is clear with French actor Vincent Cassel: he works with directors of…  Read more

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“Your Obstacles are Basically Everything”: Writer/Actress/Producer Naomi McDougall Jones Talks Grassroots Female Filmmaking

Naomi McDougall Jones in Imagine I'm BeautifulNaomi McDougall Jones in Imagine I'm Beautiful

Once again, the two-decade-old Bermuda International Film Festival, where I’m on the international advisory board, provided some truly unique networking opportunities. While I didn’t find myself star-struck like at last year’s fest – when I had the once in a…  Read more

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The Gunman Actor Peter Franzén on Being a Global Artist (and Working with Sean Penn)

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“Peter Franzén – remember that name,” is what I told everyone who asked me if I’d made any big discoveries covering the Finnish Film Affair in Helsinki in September 2013 — I’d even called this talented thesp “Finland’s ridiculously charismatic…  Read more

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