• Netflix Films Banned From Competing at the Cannes Film Festival

    7 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    The French would gladly die for love, but apparently not for streaming services.
    The Cannes Film Festival has officially banned Netflix from submitting films to future competition lineups. Now, Netflix joins the ranks of flats for women, selfies, and Lars Von Trier as some of the many things that the prestigious film festival has banned.
    According to The Hollywood Reporter , Netflix and other streamers can show their films out of competition at Cannes, but they won't be eligible to win the Palme d'Or, the fest's prestigious top prize.
    “Last year, when we selected these two films, I thought...
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  • Why didn't Elio and Oliver end up together in "Call Me By Your Name"?

    Why didn't Elio and Oliver end up together in "Call Me By Your Name"?

    7 monthes ago - By Movies Stack Exchange

    I watched the film and while the film is an absolute beauty. I couldn't help but think of the reasons why Elio and Oliver could not be together.
    Since the movie explicitly doesn't mention any such reason, I can only assume that they weren't together because of social prejudices. However, Elio's family was pretty liberal: even before Elio had a conversation with his father towards the end of the film, a gay couple visited them, which shows that Elio's family wasn't really homophobic.
    As of Oliver, he had a girlfriend back home,but he could have broken it off if he wanted Elio so badly. He...
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  • Cannes: French Film Critics Decry “Harmful” Kibosh Of AM Press Screenings

    7 monthes ago - By Deadline

    The French Film Critics' Guild and journalists from France's Club Média Ciné have reacted with dismay to changes at this year's Cannes Film Festival , calling them “harmful” for the quality of media coverage, and for the festival itself. Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux said on Friday that the fest will henceforth do away with early morning press screenings for the 7PM red carpet world premieres. The press instead will discover the films from the Debussy Theater simultaneously...
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  • Beijing Film Festival Pulls ‘Call Me By Your Name' From Lineup

    7 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Luca Guadagnino's Oscar-winning romance Call Me By Your Name has been yanked from the Beijing International Film Festival 's lineup, a source close to the movie confirmed to Deadline. No official reason has been given for the move. However, it comes amid a shift in oversight of China's film industry to the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party's Central Committee - and as increased control is expected to be exercised over content. Citing an unidentified source...
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