These days, however, Swanberg’s micro-movies aren’t quite so micro or non-professional.

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Soprano family dinner

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British actor Timothy Spall poses during the Award Winners photocall after he won the Best Performance by an Actor award for his role in the movie ‘Mr Turner’ at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes,

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