Quiz Question: Why did organizers begin the Cannes International Film Festival?
The given options are:
- To sell glamour magazines
- To fight fascist propaganda
- To show American films
Correct Answer: To fight fascist propaganda
Info: The world’s first film festival launched in Venice in 1932, but by the late ’30s, it had become a mouthpiece of the Italian Fascist and German Nazi parties. The French government announced that it would no longer participate in the Venice Film Festival and instead helped to launch the Cannes festival as a kind of cultural counterweight.