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‘Cinema is dead,’ says Tarantino

Director Quentin Tarantino speaks during a press conference at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 23, 2014. AP

When Quentin Tarantino won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1994 for “Pulp Fiction,” he showered his cast with high-fives, bounced to the stage where jury president Clint Eastwood awaited, and promptly answered a heckler with a middle finger.

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Turkish drama ‘Winter Sleep’ wins Palme d’Or

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, center, accepts the Palm d'Or from director Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman during the awards ceremony for the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 24, 2014. AP

The richly ruminative Chekhovian drama “Winter Sleep” was awarded the Palme d’Or on Saturday, bestowing the Cannes Film Festival’s top honor on an intimate, wintery epic set on Turkey’s Anatolian steppe.

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Tarantino, Scarlett Johansson to attend French Oscars

A file photo taken on January 4, 2013 shows US director Quentin Tarantino posing during the photocall of his movie "Django Unchained" in Rome. Alain Terzian, president of the Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema, announced on February 23, 2014 that American director Quentin Tarantino would be invited to the Cesars 2014 ceremony on February 28 to present American actress Scarlett Johansson with an Honorary Cesar award. AFP

Quentin Tarantino is to attend France’s equivalent of the Oscars – its Cesar awards – in Paris on Friday along with actress Scarlett Johansson, organizers said.

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Banner year for PH indie films in Cannes


Once a year, this sleepy resort town south of France transforms into a “mecca for cineastes,” in the words of internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz.

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China pulls ‘Django Unchained’ on day of premiere

In this Saturday, March 2, 2013 photo, actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo call during a press conference to promote his new film "DJango Unchained" in Tokyo. The Hollywood film "Django Unchained" has been pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day, despite weeks of promotion for director Quentin Tarantino's violent slave-revenge saga. AP

The Hollywood film “Django Unchained” was pulled from Chinese theaters on its opening day Thursday, in a rare move despite weeks of promotion in the country for director Quentin Tarantino’s violent slave-revenge saga.

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