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What is the name of the music that is played before each film is screened?

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All of the films shown in the official programme are preceded by the Festival de Cannes trailer. The track used on this trailer is called "Aquarium" and it comes from a classical work called Le Carnaval des Animaux ("The Carnival of Animals"), written in 1886 by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.

Thanks to Christina Orow for tracking this down.

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