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Cannes festival opens

Latest update : 2008-05-15

Cyril Vanier kicks off our special Cannes edition of "Culture" with an interview with Thierry Frémaux, the festival’s general manager. Also: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul and the opening night parties.

To launch our special coverage of the Cannes Film Festival, Cyril Vanier interviews Thierry Frémaux, the festival's general manager, in the screening room for the 22 films in the main competition.

 
The festival opened Wednesday night with a screening of "Blindness," by Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles. You can watch a clip in the show. And we travel to Bangkok to meet Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a Thai director serving on this year's Cannes jury.
 

Watch the show by clicking 'Play Video' above. And follow Web correspondent Arnab Banerjee's video blog from the Croisette. 


Date created : 2008-05-15

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