Final Cut opens Cannes

French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius has changed the French title of his film, which is to open the 75th Cannes Film Festival on 17 May. Originally called Z (comme Z) (Z, like Z), as a tribute to the film genre, the film has been renamed Coupez! (Cut!) in French due to the letter Z having taken on another more sinister meaning with the war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine. The international title remains Final Cut.