The festival has drawn criticism in the past for gender imbalances in its lineup. Other urgent political struggles also enter the spotlight.
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Films from Jean-Luc Godard, Spike Lee, and the Colombian directors Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego are just a few of those being shown.
The subjects of his documentary “Dead Souls” were condemned in the Communist Party’s “anti-rightist” campaign in the 1950s.
Sometimes the jeering means the movie is provocative. Sometimes it’s a comment on the festival’s decisions. And sometimes the picture is plain awful.
Mr. Hong, a South Korean director and Cannes veteran, avoids convention in his tales of romantic entanglements and the raucous ways they can come undone.
The festival is celebrating its 70th year and will have more than 50 premieres from established directors and from new talent.
“The Beguiled,” by Sofia Coppola, and “Carne y Arena,” by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, are just a couple of the films expected to make waves at the film festival this week.
With the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi in the news because of Trump's visa ban, now is a good time to take a look at his film and others in the race.
Those countries have both entered unusual comedies, but a raft of more traditional films are also in the running in a banner year for the category.