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Reuters: Berlusconi Satire Brings More Politics To Cannes

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 22, 2006 at 8:27AM

Italian director Nanni Moretti brought his cinematic swipe at former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, bringing yet more politics to the competition's screens. Already released in Italy just two weeks before the recent election, "The Caiman" is one of 20 films vying for the coveted "Palme d'Or" at the world's biggest film festival. The political theme is a neat fit with other movies in competition, including Ken Loach's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" about Ireland's struggle for independence, and Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" about big U.S. restaurant chains. Reuters reports.
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Italian director Nanni Moretti brought his cinematic swipe at former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, bringing yet more politics to the competition's screens. Already released in Italy just two weeks before the recent election, "The Caiman" is one of 20 films vying for the coveted "Palme d'Or" at the world's biggest film festival. The political theme is a neat fit with other movies in competition, including Ken Loach's "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" about Ireland's struggle for independence, and Richard Linklater's "Fast Food Nation" about big U.S. restaurant chains. Reuters
reports.