No Netflix films at Cannes for second year running, reports suggest

the Guardian | 3/18/2019 | Catherine Shoard
The loss of Netflix titles was perceived by many to be a heavy blow for last year’s Cannes film festival. After artistic director Thierry Frémaux ruled that titles from the streaming giant were ineligible to compete for the Palme d’Or, Netflix head Ted Sarandos duly pulled their full roster from the Croisette.

Films such as Roma, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and many more duly played at rival festivals, before progressing to considerable acclaim.

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With less than two months before the red carpet is unrolled this year, talks are apparently still ongoing between the two parties – but the urgency is now felt to be less, as reports suggest that no Netflix films will now screen at Cannes, either in or out of competition.

Variety has revealed that not only has Cannes failed to figure out a workable compromise, but none of the mooted Netflix titles is sufficiently complete for a May premiere.

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Key among the films Frémaux had been hoping to debut in France was The Irishman, the major Netflix crime drama that reunites Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Al...
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