Why Cannes Matters: Buzz Films That Can Win Awards

May 18, 2012 Comments

Cannes was crucial in creating buzz for this black-and-white French comedy about the silent film era in Hollywood. Before the festival, the idea that the director and star of two spy spoofs might make something that could be considered the best film of the year was outlandish dreaming, but once critics got a look -- and audiences responded -- the buzz started shooting through the roof, eventually resulting in five Academy Awards.

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