Cannes 2015 announces film slate; two U.S. films included in main competition field

April 17, 2015 4:52 PM

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Whether you call it "the Olympics of cinema" (for more bloodsporting types) or "the world's most prestigious movie gathering" (for the more genteel among us), the Cannes Film Festival is the most scrutinized of any other such confab.

Long before the films are screened, the lineup is dissected with the intensity of a presidential campaign. What directors and countries make it in, which section of the festival a film lands in, what's left out and why are all matters of no small amount of pundit hand-wringing and palm-reading.

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