From a Hollywood-centric perspective, what's included in this year's Cannes Film Festival might seem less notable than what's not.
Cannes Film Festival
Times remain bittersweet for Spain's indie distributors. After four years of decline, Spain's 2009 B.O. delivered an all-time record of €675 million ($910.3 million), a 9% boost.
U.K. exhibs must have drunk a magic potion last year as the number of 3D screens shot up from 70 to 450.
A look at the lineup
Indie film production in Russia is an endangered species at risk of extinction after big changes in the way state film support is channeled to producers.
Grossing more money in Gaul ($155.90 million as of April 21) than in any other country beside the U.S., "Avatar" has turned France into Europe's digital frontrunner.
The U.K. remains a more competitive and crowded market than many other foreign territories.
In 2008, Spain was a digital cinema laggard. But "Avatar" proved the gamechanger.
People to meet include Riccardo Tozzi, Christine Berg, Vincent Maraval and more.
In 2009, the Japanese B.O. hit its second-highest total ever, with $2.21 billion -- 5.7% better than 2008. Meanwhile, admissions grew 5.5% year-on to some 170 million.
With at least 500 3D screens out of a total of roughly 4,000, Italy touts itself as being at the forefront of Europe's 3D revolution.
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