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In the first episode of our new monthly podcast, Screen’s editor Matt Mueller and chief film critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan give their verdict on Cannes Film Festival’s 2021 Official Selection.

Cannes head Thierry Fremaux announced the titles at a Paris press conference last week for its 2021 edition, which will be held as a physical event again after it was forced to cancel last year.

Screen’s podcast duo pick out the most intriguing (and most unusual) selections in the line-up, debate how well Cannes has done in terms of diversity, and explore what impact this year’s festival could have on the international independent film sector.

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