“We regret our films not being able to compete at this year’s Cannes film festival,” he wrote.
“The festival adopted a new rule that means if a film is in competition at Cannes, it can not be watched on Netflix in France for the following three years. We would never want to do that to our French members.
“We will continue to celebrate our films and filmmakers at other festivals around the world but unfortunately we will have to sit out Cannes for now so that our growing French membership can continue to enjoy our original films.”
Sign up to the Radio Times newsletter for the latest TV and entertainment news