Why Cannes Matters: Buzz Films That Can Win Awards

May 18, 2012 Comments

Last year’s opening night selection surprised everyone by being not merely the latest effort by the prolific Woody Allen, but a genuine treat that became a popular crossover success when it was released shortly after the festival. Allen has often seen his films play at the festival, yet few have benefited as much as this witty time traveling comedy, which struck a chord that began sounding at Cannes and netted Allen an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 

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