Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight Flashes Rebel Spirit By Selecting Netflix Pic ‘Wounds’, Risking Wrath Of Local Exhibitors

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The Directors’ Fortnight, which runs parallel to the Cannes Film Festival, has flashed its rebel spirit by selecting Netflix film Wounds among its lineup.

Doing so could potentially rile local exhibitors who kicked up such a fuss the last time Cannes played Netflix films in Competition that the festival had to ban the streamer from competing for the Palme d’Or in future editions. Cannes says its Netflix ban is in place to protect the theatrical window.

The non-competitive Directors’ Fortnight section sits outside the parameters of the festival and is organized by the French Directors’ Guild. It prides itself on its “freedom of thinking” but inevitably it is also closely associated with the festival.

Babak Anvari’s mystery-drama Wounds stars Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz in the story of a bartender from New Orleans who begins to experience mysterious and disturbing things after he picks up a
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