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Cannes Day 8: Solidarity, “Busting” Anti-Fracking Celebrities and Ukrainian Crisis

Some notes of interest from the Cannes Film Festival as it enters its closing stretch: • Programmed in the less-exhaustively covered “Un Certain Regard” section, Philippe Lacote’s Run is the first film from the Ivory Coast to play at Cannes in 29 years. In an interesting interview with Reuters’ Michael Roddy, Lacote gets into the historical particulars of his genre movie and has some words about his relationship to the festival’s most prominent African film, Abderrahmane Sissako Timbuktu. “The problem with the international festivals and with European and American audiences is this ‘vogue,’” he notes. “People in the Occident want […]

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