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Highlights and controversy from the 70th Cannes Film Festival

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attends the "Okja" screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 19, 2017 in Cannes, France.
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FilmWeek critic Justin Chang is in France at the international “Festival de Cannes” getting a very glamorous preview of dozens of films coming in from around the world.

But along with its 70th anniversary edition, the festival is drawing more attention this year for including both Netflix-produced films and TV series. Host Larry Mantle chats with Chang for the latest on all the controversy, plus top film and red carpet highlights. 

The 12-day festival runs on the French Riviera from Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday, May 28.


Justin Chang, film critic for KPCC and the Los Angeles Times; he tweets @JustinCChang