In the Battle of Cannes vs. Netflix, It’s Hard to Root for Anyone

The war between Netflix and Cannes has gone from cold to hot. Last month, Cannes Film Festival head Thierry Frémaux announced that Netflix films would be banned from the festival’s competition lineup, although they’d still be eligible for its other, less prestigious sections. Now Netflix’s Ted Sarandos has told Variety that the streaming giant will be skipping Cannes entirely this year, effectively taking their ball and going home.

“We hope that they do change the rules,” Sarandos...

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