The Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced this week, a ritual that arrives like clockwork every April. But this year’s announcement was overshadowed by controversy — the widely-reported decision by Netflix to pull five films from the festival after Cannes banned the streaming platform from its competition. Then the festival announced just 17 films in competition, suggesting more were around the corner. So what’s actually going on here — and is there anything worth talking about in the lineup that’s been announced so far? In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss the Cannes-troversy to date, and debate some of its finer points.
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