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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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2018-10-18 Debate

India's #MeToo moment: Why women are now calling out sexual harassment

A watershed moment for India's #MeToo movement. Only it's not he says, she says, but rather he sues, they come forth. Distinguished newspaperman and academic M.J. Akbar says he's...

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

The Irish border is the biggest hurdle at a deadline summit on concluding the terms of divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union. As a safeguard in case there's...

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

Saudi Arabia under pressure: Crown prince defiant over Khashoggi disappearance

Can Mohammed bin Salman ride out the storm? The Saudi crown prince is defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over...

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

The club of French-speaking nations is holding its bi-annual summit in the Armenian capital with at least two reasons to pay attention. For starters, the Francophonie, as it's...

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