As the Cannes Film Festival completed its lineup this week, a number of issues came up. With Lars von Trier back at the festival, is the festival opening itself up to criticism? And how will its women-dominated jury impact discussions about the dearth of women directors in competition? Cannes may remain one of the greatest festivals in the world, but rumors suggest many film producers are wary of the sensitive environment. What happens if Cannes loses its clout?
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson wrestle with these questions. They also delve into more issues with Netflix, as well as a very awkward film festival Q&A session.
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