Cannes 2019 Film Festival opens with Jarmusch zombie comedy

As the 72nd edition of the festival kicks off with genre films, is Cannes losing out by refusing to embrace Netflix?

    Two very different types of comedy films are premiering at this year's Cannes festival in France.

    And for the first time a black female director's work will be in competition at the festival.

    But despite the novel entrants, is the storied festival losing out to Netflix?

    Al Jazeera's Charlie Angela reports from Cannes.


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