Cannes Lineup Deep Dive: “Romantic & Political” Lineup Mixes Veterans And First-Timers

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Cannes Lineup Deep Dive: “Romantic & Political” Lineup Mixes Veterans And First-Timers
Unveiling what he categorized a “romantic and political” Official Selection this morning, Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Frémaux offered up a roster of titles from veterans of the Riviera as well as first-timers, and a handful of so-called graduates from parallel sections to the main Competition.

Overall, there’s been mostly positive reaction to the selection revealed Wednesday that brings back such noted filmmakers as Terrence Malick, Ken Loach, the Dardenne brothers and Pedro Almodovar. As for the lesser-known names, hopes are high new discoveries will be made. One of the most notable takeaways from today’s lineup is the improved, if not yet equal, number of films directed by women. The festival has consistently come under fire for under-representation and last year pledged to do better.

As expected, feature films from the streamers are sitting this one out, something that Cannes addressed this morning, and while Hollywood glamour is slightly light,
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