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  • Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film news, including the highlights from a virtual Champs-Élysées Film Festival, what the label Cannes 2020 means and why Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated French police drama which is out on DVD this week is more pertinent than ever.

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