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The question worrying showbiz reporters was: where are the big Hollywood blockbusters - and more especially, where is George Lucas's Star Wars prequel? The American studios have been increasingly rejecting the Croisette as a place to launch their summer movies. Not that most of us here have lost much sleep over the matter. The last thing we want is more movie-nuts camping out on the teeming pavement outside the Palais. There are enough funny-looking aliens, most of them from LA, propping up the bars of the local cantinas.

Nervous Hollywood shuns Cannes Festival

BRITISH film stars and art-house directors from around the world gathered in Cannes yesterday to take advantage of the gap left by Hollywood studios who have shunned the film festival this year.

Winterbottom walks through Wonderland

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The image of Cool Britannia may have taken a pasting from The Avengers, but a new batch of British films show that we are capable of doing another Monty, if we don't try too hard.

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