2017 Cannes Festival

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The 2017 Cannes Festival lineup has officially been announced — featuring a slew of indie selections and two films from Netflix. A surprising …is the omission of films from any major studios.

I am most excited to see Director Boon Joon Ho fantasy film Okja that is expected to hit Netflix in June. Okja follows Mija, a young young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named Okja.

The festival will also contain a virtual reality work by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu titled  “Flesh and Sand,” that the filmmaker produced alongside cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

The festival is scheduled to run May 18 – 27. Read the rest of the line-up here. Who do you think will walk away with the Palme d’Or?

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