Film show: 'An Officer and a Spy', 'Ford v Ferrari' and 'Cannes 1939'
Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why Roman Polanski’s take on the explosive Dreyfus case is likely to be her film of the year. The veteran director won the Silver Lion in Venice for his telling of the anti-Semitic affair that shook French society at the turn of the 20th century. Yet debate over Polanski’s private life and dealings with the US justice system has overshadowed the release of the film.
Also, Matt Damon and Christian Bale zip round a legendary track in "Le Mans '66", as they revisit the story of Ford versus Ferrari, which saw the two carmakers go head to head in the speed stakes.
And we check out a film festival that’s been postponed for 80 years: the very first Cannes Film Festival was planned for September 1939 but was called off due to the outbreak of World War II. The French city of Orléans is now screening the full programme and handing out prizes, eight decades later.
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