Netflix may pull movies from Cannes Film Festival

After facing a competition ban

Netflix may pull movies from Cannes Film Festival
Stars Insider

12/04/18 | StarsInsider

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As streaming services grow in original content production, film festivals and entertainment academies continue to debate how to accurately compare Netflix to cinema-released movies. Tension around the Cannes Film Festival, Palme d’Or award, rises as Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to Facebook to say, “the establishment is closing ranks against us.”

The prestigious festival's artistic director, Thierry Fremaux, stated that all films competing for the gold must have had official releases in French movie theaters, thus taking Netflix originals automatically out of the equation. Though it has yet to be confirmed, Netflix may now pull all five films that were submitted to the festival.

The movies in question are 'Norway,' Paul Greengrass’ (a biopic about the Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik), 'Hold the Dark' (a thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård), Alfonso Cuaron’s 'Roma,' Orson Welles's documentary 'They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead,' and a newly restored version of Welles’s famously unfinished film, 'The Other Side of the Wind,' according to NME.

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