Cannes Off To A Strange Start

The traditional opening press conference at the Cannes Film Festival was not the usual affair this year. The jury president’s English was sketchy enough to leave everyone wondering what he was talking about, and author Toni Morrison responded to questions about what she was doing on a film jury by declaring her judgment “infallible.” All in all, no one seemed quite sure what was going on, but there did seem to be a general agreement that “democracy is very different from film.” Whatever that means.