By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

“Since it entered the movie business, Netflix has been on a collision course with the film-distribution establishment. This Cannes dispute is the biggest front in what will be an ongoing war; the question may be which side will lose more. Cannes confers automatic prestige on its entrants, and Netflix could find it harder to attract the kind of big-name directors it likes to work with if it can’t guarantee access at top festivals. Cuarón, Greengrass and Saulnier are among those who are seeing their movies pulled from competition. Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind wasn’t affected by the rules change but is being kept away from Cannes anyway.”

“Since it entered the movie business, Netflix has been on a collision course with the film-distribution establishment. This Cannes dispute is the biggest front in what will be an ongoing war; the question may be which side will lose more. Cannes confers automatic prestige on its entrants, and Netflix could find it harder to attract the kind of big-name directors it likes to work with if it can’t guarantee access at top festivals. Cuarón, Greengrass and Saulnier are among those who are seeing their movies pulled from competition. Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind wasn’t affected by the rules change but is being kept away from Cannes anyway.”

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