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Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival
Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival

The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry. Theatrical viewing is central. The same deal makers have been attending for decades. Signs of the digital age are generally hard to come by. But at this year's festival, cracks are beginning to appear. One of the entertainment world's most traditionalist gatherings is letting in the 21st century — slowly. In a period when a number of Silicon Valley firms have taken the plunge into film, their presence is being felt at this annual springtime event, the most prominent event on the global cinema calendar and often the most set...

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