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Cannes: Agnes Varda's 'Faces Places' Takes Golden Eye Documentary Prize

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Agnes Varda and Jr’s documentary film Faces Places (Visages Villages) has taken the Golden Eye prize, which recognizes a documentary from across all sidebars.

The film screened out of competition in the official selection.

The prize was awarded by a jury of French actress Sandrine Bonnaire, Oscar-nominated The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker, Oscar-nominated The Gatekeepers director Dror Moreh, Toronto Film Festival programmer Thom Powers and film critic Lorenzo Codelli.

“Our jury has been deeply moved by Agnès and Jr’s decision to meet local people, aimed by this movie-tale about consideration for Human throughout Art. This combined »


- Rhonda Richford

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Cannes: Top European Theater Group Demands Theatrical Release for Film Festival Movies

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As the Cannes Film Festival wraps up its final few days, the Netflix issue arose once again when Europe's top theater group released a statement demanding that films playing in festivals all have a theatrical release.

"We believe that leading film festivals around the world should celebrate this social, cultural and economic relevance of cinemas," said the statement from the International Union of Cinemas ("Unic"), representing cinema associations and key operators across 36 European territories.

The statement underlined the importance it attaches to ensuring that films selected for competition at leading film festivals receive a theatrical release and supporting the »

- Rebecca Ford

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