Netflix threatens to withhold films from Cannes Film Festival 2018

Apr 09, 2018, 08:04 IST | Agencies

The situation is said to be fluid as a decision will be taken after the official line-up is announced on April 12

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Online streaming giant, Netflix, has threatened not to bring any titles to the Cannes Film Festival 2018, which runs from May 8 to 19, after festival director, Thierry Fremaux, said he won't screen any films from the platform in competition. The situation is said to be fluid as a decision will be taken after the official line-up is announced on April 12.

If Netflix carries out the threat, the move will impact several high-profile filmmakers. The move is seen as retaliation for a new rule, which was first announced after last year's festival. The officials have banned films from competition that do not have a French theatrical release. As Netflix titles don't play in French theatres and instead appear directly on the digital service, the rule has barred them from the line-up.

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