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The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

Triumphs and travesties of world cinema at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

May 27th, 2016

The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

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