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There has been a distinctly Latin flavor to this year's Cannes Film Festival.

There are two Argentinian films and a Brazilian one in competition, as well as an English language offering called "Blindness," starring Julianne Moore, from Brazilian director Fernando Meireilles, who shot to fame in 2003 with "City of God."

This show of force at Cannes reflects a growing confidence in the region's movie industry with South American movie-makers developing a worldwide reputation and a recent flurry of U.S. films made on the continent. Read full article »

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