Cannes film festival hits halfway short on buzz

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Crowds crammed to see the stars walk the red carpet, champagne flowed, fireworks filled the sky and screenings were packed, yet the Cannes film festival hit halfway on Monday lacking one key ingredient — buzz. The world’s largest annual cinema showcase opened on May 12 and closes on May 23, when one of 19 movies in the …

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Crowds crammed to see the stars walk the red carpet, champagne flowed, fireworks filled the sky and screenings were packed, yet the Cannes film festival hit halfway on Monday lacking one key ingredient — buzz. The world’s largest annual cinema showcase opened on May 12 and closes on May 23, when one of 19 movies in the …