Cannes begins with the screening of “the controversial “Grace of Monaco” starring Nicole Kidman. Some critics blast the film as an inaccurate portrayal. Kidman seems to feel the overall tone rings true yet admits that the filmmakers take dramatic license.
But this is not the only film to cause controversy. Other films like “Welcome to New York” are also garnering notice. It seems that “Welcome to New York” was so hot to handle that it is being screened privately. This film follows the story of disgraced French politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of rape in a New York hotel room. But names have been changed. Gerard Depardieu stars.
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