Film: Out takes

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Sibling Miramax moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein were honoured at a special ceremony at the Deauville Film Festival in France last week. Harvey (above) revealed to the audience that when, as a 14-year-old, he took some mates to see Francois Truffaut's The 400 Blows, he had been expecting a porn flick.

Elsewhere at the Festival, Lisa Cholodenko's High Ark won the special jury prize. The film is about the relationship between a magazine editor (Rhada Mitchell) and a photographer (Ally Sheedy, above) who has retreated into heroin. "I've never seen people snort heroin," says Sheedy. "I didn't even realise you could do it. We had a consultant come in to explain the whole thing. I'm kinda winging it."

After a rainforest of industry and audience questionnaires, this year's London Film Festival will have a tighter running schedule and simplified programme. Mark Herman's British drama Little Voice, starring Jane Horrocks and Ewan McGregor, is the opener, with Warren Beatty's political satire, Bulworth, for the closing night. World premieres include Gillies MacKinnon's adaptation of Esther Freud's novel Hideous Kinky (starring Kate Winslet) and Dominic Amfiano's Final Cut, with Sadie Frost and Jude Law.

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