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In the Cannes: stars flock back as film festival shakes off ...


In the Cannes: stars flock back as film festival shakes off Covid curbs

The world’s biggest movie showcaser back in full swing for 75th anniversary despite the spectre of Ukraine conflict

Mimosa Spencer and Hanna Rantala

The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d’Or winners — a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities.

“I honestly think this is one of the best Cannes lineups in years,” said Scott Roxborough, European bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

The festival runs until May 28, resuming its traditional calendar following two years of pandemic disruptions. It was cancelled in 2020 and last year moved to July, when it was held under strict Covid protocols...

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