Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Woody Allen Rape Joke Wasn't the Only Event on the First Day of Cannes — Critic's Notebook

READ MORE: Indiewire's 2016 Cannes Bible — Every Review, Interview and News Item Posted During the Festival Last year, it was high heels that hijacked the Cannes Film Festival, as stories about whether or not women were being prohibited from screenings for not wearing the accessories overshadowed most discussions about the actual films. This time, a bad throwaway line about Woody Allen and rape at the opening ceremony quickly became the talking point of the festival's first day. The awkward bit added insult to injury for Allen and those working on his new film "Cafe Society," which opened the festival, arriving just a few hours after the filmmaker's son published a critical piece...

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