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With Spielberg, Penn, Foster and Jarmusch (twice), Americans will help storm the beaches at Cannes

With Spielberg, Penn, Foster and Jarmusch (twice), Americans will help storm the beaches at Cannes

Last year’s Cannes Film Festival was notable for its English-language movies made by directors from non-English-speaking places, as selections such as “The Lobster,” “Sicario,” “Louder than Bombs,” “Tale of Tales” and “Youth” filled the selection.

This year’s festival maintains half that bargain. There are, once again, many English-language movies. Only this time they are largely made by Americans.

With Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, Shane Black, Jodie Foster, Jim Jarmusch again, Jeff Nichols and Sean Penn all bringing new directorial work to the festival, the 2016 edition of Cannes will be...

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