The Cannes International Film Festival has denied claims that it will be cancelled due to coronavirus despite France’s new restrictions on public gatherings and widespread closures in the country.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, on Wednesday said the streaming giant is pulling its films from the Cannes Film Festival, further intensifying an ongoing dispute between Netflix and the world’s most prestigious film festival. Cannes earlier banned any films without theatrical distribution in France from its Palme d’Or competition. That […]
Netflix is officially out at Cannes — out of the competition lineup, at least. Film festival head Theirry Fremaux said that it and other streamers can still show their films out of competition, but they won’t be in the running for a Palme d’Or. “The Netflix people loved the red carpet and would like to be present with other films. But they understand that the intransigence of their own model is now the opposite of ours,” Fremaux said.