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Cannes Film Festival bans Netflix


In a big disappointment, Netflix will no longer be part of the world’s prestigious Cannes Film Festival from next year. It comes after the streaming giant refused to screen two of its films in this year’s competition in French cinemas. Although the two movies, The Meyerowitz Stories, starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller, and the Korean-American thriller Okja will be allowed to compete next week for the top prize at Cannes and now, the festival’s organisers said that they were changing the rules so it can never happen again.