Keyword: Thierry Frémaux

Why Cannes has lost the plot

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The red carpet at the Palais des festivals in Cannes. The red carpet at the Palais des festivals in Cannes.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival officially opened on Tuesday evening, and over the next two weeks the Riviera town will be bustling with cinema stars, directors, producers and hopeful actors, hundreds of journalists, TV crews and crowds of sightseers. But not Mediapart, whose cinema critic Emmanuel Burdeau sets out here why he sees no sense in covering an event that has lost touch with the evolutions of the so-called "seventh art”.