Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.
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To make “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,” which had a budget of around $150 million, Mr. Besson lobbied the government to change its tax credit system.
Many of the most memorable and celebrated films shown over the festival’s 70 years have mirrored changes taking place in the wider world.
The streaming giant Netflix doesn’t see theaters as essential, but in France even TV channels have a vested interest in theatrical releases. It’s uniquely French.
After an uproar by French cinema owners unhappy that Netflix will not show its films in theaters, the festival moves to change its rules.
Christine Macel, perhaps the most important woman whom you’ve never heard of in the European art world, brings a fresh approach to this global exhibition.
The country’s cultural world is mobilizing against the far-right National Front party, but some left-wing voters say they’ll abstain in Sunday’s vote.
Maren Ade, Fan Bingbing and Paolo Sorrentino are also among the jurors for the main competition next month.
Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes and Michael Haneke will be among the directors competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.