Cannes Film Festival

Language: The cussing room floor

Ken Loach is the latest director to complain about censorship, says Tim Walker. The rules on swearing are so arbitrary, it's no wonder he's effing and blinding

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And... cut! Nazi outburst earns Von Trier a ban from Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival, long-heralded for its libertarian attitude to the work and lives of its many auteurs, has finally drawn a line in the sun-scorched sand. Its organisers have banned Danish director Lars von Trier from the festival for telling the world's media he was "a Nazi" and could "understand Hitler".