Thierry Frémaux has eaten his hat (he did not). At the beginning of September, when Guillermo del Toro, president of the jury of the Venice film Festival, awarded the golden lion to his countryman Alfonso Cuaron for Roma , the general delegate of the Cannes film Festival has ruminated his frustration. Roma would have had to do the event on the Croisette last may. But lo and behold, Roma is a film Netflix, and the streaming platform, american was banned from competition this year.

In 2017, the selection of two movies Netflix ( Okja of Bong Joon-ho and The Meyerowitz Stories (Noah Baumbach), nominated for the palme d’or, had sparked an outcry among the operators, accusing them Frémaux to unroll the red carpet for the champion of the VOD and want to empty the cinema. The chronology of the media, the guarantor of the ecosystem virtuous of the cinema in France? Not the problem to Netflix, just ready to concede a limited release in the dining room of his productions on some territories, in particular in the United States to be able …

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