Following last year’s backlash by film critics over changes to its screenings schedule, the Cannes Film Festival has decided to reinstate morning press screenings for movies having their gala world premieres in the evening. But there’s a catch: Only a few hundred journalists — mainly from TV and radio outlets — will be admitted, and they will be hand-picked by the festival, sources close to the situation said.
The idea behind the new arrangement is to make sure that journalists who are preparing evening TV and radio shows have enough time to do so, the sources said. Indirectly, the change is also meant to ensure that the gala world premieres at Cannes get their fair share of spotlight in mainstream media outlets.
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There will also be a 5 p.m. advance screening for other journalists — presumably more...