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Shocker: Thai Film Wins at Cannes

'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives' captures Palme d'Or

(Newser) - In a major upset, the Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives has won the top honor at Cannes, according to the Hollywood Reporter . "I'd like to send a message home," director Apichatpong Weerasethakul said in accepting the Palme d'Or. "This prize is for... More »

Happy-Go-Lucky Dazzles

Famously miserable director Mike Leigh takes a look at the brighter side of life

(Newser) - British director Mike Leigh is famed for his gloomy films, but Happy-Go-Lucky leaves critics smiling. The complex look at happiness stars Sally Hawkins as Poppy, a London teacher with a perpetually sunny outlook. "I wanted to throttle her at first," writes Peter Travers in Rolling Stone, but she'll... More »

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