Cannes in 60 Seconds - 2009

The fourth day of the Cannes Film Festival rolled onward without apparent major incident. The gorgeous Sophie Marceau and Tilda Swinton got all dressed up; also making appearances were Emile Hirsch and Monica Belluci.

Key Screenings. Competition: Ang Lee's nostalgic comedy Taking Woodstock (due for US release on August 14), Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet. Un Certain Regard: Bong Joon-ho's legal / family drama Mother, Corneliu's Porumboiu's drama Police, Adjective. Directors' Fortnight: Hong Sang-see's "film director forgets what he did the night before" Like You Know It All, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie's "single father with kids for two weeks" flick Go Get Some Rosemary.

Films Sold. MTV picked up Adria Petty's Paris, Not France and plans to broadcast it this summer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The long featurette screened once at the Toronto fest last fall amidst concerns that Paris Hilton and her camp might object to its content. "After watching the film with an audience," the article says, "Hilton's concerns were allayed." Was it the one that James Rocchi reported on for Cinematical? He called the doc "a step above a home movie ... a glossy glib pseudo documentary."

Strand Releasing announced the acquisition of two films that debuted at Sundance in January. Emily Abt's lacrosse relationship drama Toe to Toe, planned for an early 2010 release, and Jay DiPietro's Peter and Vandy, starring Jason Ritter and Jess Weixler, planned for release this fall. Cinematical's Erik Davis saw it at Sundance and wrote in part: "This isn't a film that relies on a few big set pieces to rule the show; it's a quieter character piece about the complexities of love. Details on the deals are available at indieWIRE:

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Celebrities at Cannes

    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Robin Wright-Penn attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Robin Wright-Penn

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Asia Argento attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Asia Argento

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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    CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 13: Isabelle Huppert attends the Jury Presentation Photocall at the Palais des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Eric Ryan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Isabelle Huppert

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