Cannes reawakens, pins hopes on film festival’s return • FRANCE 24 English

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    The lights are in position, the stars en route to the French Riviera. And Spike Lee’s face is peering out onto the #Cannes’ Croisette from a huge banner announcing Tuesday’s debut of the world’s premier #film #festival.The show is running 14 months late, thanks to the pandemic. And it’s about time for the city’s merchants, hoteliers and restaurateurs, who hope the return of the festival’s glamour and revenues heralds a broader renaissance for the region and France’s cultural world after an exceptionally damaging year.

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