Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Movie filmed in Cincinnati up for highest award at Cannes

Jury members Jessica Chastain, right, and Will Smith greet each other upon arrival at the photo call for the Jury at the 70th global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. His new film Bright, a fantasy cop thriller co-starring Noomi Rapace, is scheduled for a Netflix-only release in December. There's movies that aren't on a screen within 8,000 miles of them. "It should not be part of your everyday setting", the Spanish filmmaker said.

He added: "In my home, Netflix has had absolutely no effect on what they go to the movie theater to watch, go to the cinema to be humbled by certain images and stay home for others - no cross".

"In my house, Netflix has been nothing but an absolute benefit", Smith said, explaining that his kids "get to see films they absolutely wouldn't have seen". Netflix bring a great connectivity to them to the world.

"Would a Bong-type figure go with Netflix if it meant not playing Cannes?"

"West Philadelphia is a long way from Cannes", said Smith, referring to the scrappy neighborhood in the northeastern US city where he grew up.

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With France still under a state of emergency due to a raft of Islamist attacks, Cannes 2017 - the festival's 70th outing - will be under tighter security than ever, but that will not dampen spirits, according to the Hollywood Reporter's Scott Roxborough. This is also the first festival held since the nearby Nice attack past year that killed 86 people.

The movie will enjoy a full release in Korea, but as for North American and European releases, only select theaters in the US and United Kingdom will offer screenings, according to Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, during a press conference held at Four Seasons Hotel in Jongno District, central Seoul, on Monday.

"When the festival kicks off, it's just swarming here with people who are in film, who want to be in film, who love film - and you don't really get that atmosphere anywhere else in the world". "So we need to pay attention", festival director Thierry Fremaux said in an interview. This year, Turkish cinema does not appear in any of the sections, except one title: Şerif Gören's "Yol" will be screened in the' Cannes Classics' section, among 16 masterpieces selected from the 69 years of the festival.

Arnaud Desplechin's "Ismael's Ghosts" will open the festival Wednesday. It has offered theaters the opportunity of a day-and-date release (opening a movie in theaters simultaneously as it debuts on the service), something large exhibitors have thus far rejected.

The Austrian Auteur Michael Haneke is favourite to win the Palme d'Or for a record-breaking third time for his latest film, Happy End.

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