The City of Absurdity The Straight Story
Cannes Film Festival

The Straight Story premiered on May 21st at the 52nd Cannes Film Festival (12-23 May) in France where it played in competition.

David Lynch: "Well, the Cannes festival is the best film festival in the world and the added suspense of being in competition lends a lot of excitement to it. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Just as it happens in life."

"The Cannes film festival is beautifully organized. There, you know, in France, it's a country where the arts are protected and there's so much support for them. And, you know, the red carpet and the traditional procedure it's all geared to make the cinema important and special. And so many great people have come through this festival and it's very important to keep it going and to push cinema forward."

Cannes Press Conference, May 21, 1999

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