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Mon, 07 May 2012 10:57:51 GMT | By Maureen O'Hare
The golden age of Cannes

May 1968: festival cancelled



May 1968: festival cancelled (© Sipa Press / Rex Features)
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1968: A veritable who's who of European cinema - from left to right, Jean-Luc Goddard, Francois Truffaut, Louis Malle and Roman Polanski.

The 21st Cannes Film Festival was held on 10 to 24 May, before being cancelled due to the protests and turmoil of May 1968 in France.

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