Ukrainian President Zelensky Alludes to Charlie Chaplin, Apocalypse Now, in Cannes Speech

From a story on by Julie Shapero headined “Zelensky alludes to Charlie Chaplin, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ in Cannes speech”:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky alluded to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” in a virtual address at the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony on Tuesday, as he urged cinema “not to be silent” amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The big picture: In speeches before various governments and bodies, Zelensky has made a point of tailoring his words to the particular audience.