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Cannes Versus the World: How Will the Festival Contend With Politically Correct Times? — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Plus: Are film producers wary of taking movies to the world's greatest film festival?

Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier

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.

Listen to the full episode below.

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