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Cannes festival sanctions director for Nazi comments

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/cannes_festival_sanctions_director_for_nazi_comments_20110519

The Cannes Film Festival sanctioned director Lars von Trier for his expressions of sympathy for Hitler and Nazis. The festival board of directors on Thursday declared von Trier “persona non grata” and removed him from the festival, but said his current film, "Melancholia," remains in competition.

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