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Big screen, high stakes: Why the Cannes Film Festival matters (part 1)

Hollywood and Bollywood may rule, but once a year attention reverts back to the nation that invented motion pictures. The 69th Cannes Film Festival features a potent mix of star-gazing and deal making, where shameless promotion meets high art and struggling arthouse filmmakers rub elbows with Hollywood high rollers. But why does Cannes matter so much? Beyond the box office, there's the enduring appeal and influence of what the French call the seventh art. Just how strong is cinema's soft power?

Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

By François PICARD

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Lisa NESSELSON

FRANCE 24 film critic

Cyril ARIS

Film producer, 'Submarine'

Aurelie LEVY

Writer, Filmmaker, Author of 'My Life for an Oscar'

Konstantinos KONTROVRAKIS

Co-founder, Heretic Production Company

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2018-01-18 Americas

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2018-01-18 Europe

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Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

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2018-01-15 Africa

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It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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