China has only three entries at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, none of which are in the running for the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, South China Morning Post reported. China’s weak presence at the festival, which opens Wednesday, reflects the mediocrity of major productions in the world’s second-largest movie market, critics say. Hong Kong-based critic Freddie Wong said films in China were tightly focused on profits. Films like director Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin, which won best screenplay at Cannes last year, do not get released on the mainland because the content is deemed too sensitive.
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