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Cannes film festival slate offers occasion for parsing
Cannes film festival slate offers occasion for parsing

Whether you call it "the Olympics of cinema" (for more bloodsporting types) or "the world's most prestigious movie gathering" (for the more genteel among us), the Cannes Film Festival is the most scrutinized of cinema confabs. Long before the films are screened, the lineup is dissected with the intensity of a presidential campaign. Which directors and countries make it in, which section of the festival a film lands in, what movies are left out and why they're left out are  all matters of no small amount of pundit hand-wringing and palm-reading. After all, as with the coastal Riviera social scene, where you are is as important as who you are. The 2015...

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