A French Law Continues To Keep Netflix Out Of Cannes' Lineup

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A French Law Continues To Keep Netflix Out Of Cannes' Lineup
Under a 2018 rule change, the Cannes Film Festival requires all films selected to compete to play in theaters in France.
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Netflix might've dominated the Oscars in the U.S. this year, but it's still having a hard time gaining entry to Europe's biggest movie celebration: The Cannes Film Festival, which starts May 14. That's because the festival requires all films it selects to compete to have a theatrical run in France. That wouldn't be a problem for Netflix, except for a French law that would keep the streaming service's subscribers from viewing its own movies for years. But if Netflix wants to walk that Cannes red carpet again, a compromise might need to be struck.