Recently, British Film Director John Schlesinger criticised this year's Cannes Film Festival, saying it was "just merchandising mixed with porn flicks".
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Background: Recently, British Film Director John Schlesinger criticised this year's Cannes Film Festival, saying it was "just merchandising mixed with porn flicks".
And, in film circles and the press, there has been a great deal of disenchantment with this once-great international festival. But, despite the criticism, the glamour is there for the asking, and many of the old festival traditions live on.
Topless beauties still sunbathe on Cote d'Azur sands, starlets still vie for film producers' attentions, and the big stars pose for the photographers, as ever.