Dau was filmed in a full-size replica of a Soviet scientific institute featuring real-life physicists, Communist party bosses and former KGB agents. But you might never get the chance to see the results of the huge production.
One of the hottest tickets at this year's Cannes International Film Festival was for Abel Ferrara's "Welcome to New York" starring Gerard Depardieu as a thinly-veiled version of the French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn. But perhaps the most interesting thing about the film is the actor Depardieu himself.
On July 28, 2013, an armed man, wearing a bandana and a hat, walked into the Carlton InterContintental, snatched $136 million worth in jewels, and fled on foot. The whole thing lasted about a minute and not a shot was fired.
In Benh Zeitlin's first film, he transports audiences to a Louisiana fairy tale land eerily similar to pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans. The movie follows the life of a 6-year-old, as the life she knows is built up and then torn apart.
A few years ago when the director Joseph Cedar approached financiers with his latest film idea, they didn't know what to think: "This is a film about two Talmudic philologists competing for the top award in an area that no one has ever heard about.
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