CANNES, France (AP) — If you’re going to earnestly shout “Vive le cinema!” the Cannes Film Festival is the place to do it. That’s what Quentin Tarantino declared from atop Cannes’ red-carpet stairs on his way into the premiere of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” his affectionate ode to the movie industry. The movie, aglow with nostalgia for the halcyon days of 1969 and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, encapsulates what’s now almost extinct in Hollywood: a big-budget, movie star-led original epic. It’s Tarantino’s widescreen retort to anyone who would argue movies are diminished in the age of streaming. And nowhere is the art of movies more celebrated, and taken seriously, than Cannes. “Vive le cinema!” is more or less the festival’s ethos and rallying cry. Along with the rise of streaming, Cannes has increasingly had the pitch of a battle field, one where differing visions for the soul of cinema is bitterly contested. At this year’s festival, which concludes Saturday with the presentation of the Palme d’Or, Netflix is for the second straight year largely absent from Cannes. After the festival, bowing to pressure from French exhibitors, declared films needed French theatrical distribution in order to… Read full this story
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