Netflix Threatens to Pull Five Movies From Cannes, Including Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma’ — Report

The Netflix/Cannes divide appears to be growing. Vanity Fair reports that the streaming giant is threatening to pull five films from the festival following the news that only movies that receive a theatrical release in France will receive a spot in the vaunted Official Competition.The five films in question are Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Jeremy Saulnier’s “Hold the Dark,” Paul Greengrass’ “Norway,” and two Orson Welles–related offerings: “The Other Side of the Wind,” his long-lost film that was recently completed, and Morgan Neville’s documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead.”Netflix brought two movies to the Croisette last year, both of which were in Competition: Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”“They are weaponizing Cannes,” Vanity Fair was told by a source. “What are these people to do? The studios aren’t funding these movies. ...

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