The 75th Cannes film festival opened against a backdrop of international crisis as jury president Vincent Lindon mounted an impassioned case for the event’s ongoing relevance.
The grandson of a French magistrate, he admits that his role as jury president effectively returns him to the family business.
Elsewhere the schedule makes room for Saim Sadiq’s Joyland, the first Pakistan-made film to play in official selection at Cannes.
At the jury press conference, the members suggested that the diversity of the panel reflected the industry as a whole.
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