>> Boots, stars, and big red carpets. This is Cannes in mid-May, the biggest film festival in the world, welcoming it's star-studded jury. Visitors flocking to the Creuset expecting the very best of cinema, but there was an angry bird trying to crash the party this year. Writer Julian Putel is in town The Angry Birds party just shows there is a lot of birds around the animation field here in Cannes.
And I think it's a good thing because the role of such a festival is to break new ground. And Cannes is doing just that by welcoming Angry Birds on the. Cannes is known for it's resistance to anything but pure film. It's directed is determined to keep TV out, but this year, some things seem to have changed.
And one streaming company has clawed it's way in.>> It's, the presence of Amazon is not significant for Cannes Film Festival because>> It's significant for the whole industry of cinema. I think it's good news. I think it's money, new kind of money, new kind of interest having Amazon buying four or five films from the competition.
Here is a very good sign to show how cinema is alive. As for regular studio productions, this year features 50 titles from dozens of different countries chosen carefully from over 1,800 submissions. Veteran director Woody Allen is once again gracing the red carpet, his movie Cafe Society officially opening the event.