Cannes Film Festival returns with video address by Ukraine's Zelenskyy

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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with a video message from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 21 films will vie for the festival's prestigious top award, the Palme d'Or, over the next 12 days. Forest Whitaker, who won best actor at Cannes 34 years ago for his performance as Charlie Parker in Clint Eastwood's "Clint!"
7 months ago·Cannes, France

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