Cannes Chief: Netflix Declined Invites to Premiere Campion’s ‘Dog’ and Dominik’s ‘Blonde’

Cannes general delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed in a new interview with Deadline that he invited Netflix to the 2021 festival to world premiere Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” and Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” in out of competition slots, but the streaming giant declined.

Some industry players thought 2021 could be the year Netflix returned to Cannes after it was rumored that Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” was lining up an out of competition premiere in 2020 to coincide with the director heading the competition jury.

That premiere never happened as the pandemic canceled the 2020 festival, and now we know after yesterday’s 2021 lineup announcement that Netflix won’t be attending this year.“[Paolo] Sorrentino’s movie [‘Hand of God’] is not at all ready,” Frémaux said when asked about Netflix invites in 2021.

“Jane Campion’s movie could have been ready, Andrew Dominik’s film [‘Blonde’] could have been ready — it’s beautiful,

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