The Cannes Film Festival, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, has historically been about as fond of change as day-old baguettes.
Cannes director Thierry Fremaux displays a 1946th festival book during a press conference for the 70th edition of the festival. (AP)
But trying to keep pace with today’s fast-changing media landscape has come with plenty of challenges for a time-honored institution like Cannes. While unveiling this year’s lineup, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux acknowledged the festival’s internal hand-wringing over such issues. The festival, he concluded, is “a lab.”