Cannes 2011: A video examination, Part 5 -- The biggest misconceptions about the festival
The Cannes Film Festival isn't easy to explain to people who haven't been to it. In fact, it isn't easy to explain to people who have, either. A mix of world-class directors, celebrity glitz, hard-core cinephiles and general mayhem, Cannes yields as many misconceptions as it does truths. The Times' Kenneth Turan and Steven Zeitchik and the Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips run down some of the things they find least understood about the world's most prominent cinema gathering.