"Changeling" title changes at Cannes

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Cannes, May 21 (UNI) "Changeling" a film directed and co-produced by Clint Eastwood starring Angelina Jolie, underwent a last-minute change in title to " The Exchange" prior to its red-carpet premiere at the Cannes film festival last night, catching both of them unawares.

The change in the name was mentioned in a press release from Universal Pictures even though it was listed in the festival catalogue under the original title.

Jolie later told reporters that the title may have been changed to "L'Echange" in French for want of a suitable word in that language.

Eastwood and Jolie, However, were more concerned with the larger issues of humanitarianism, justice and the rights of a single voice to be heard against the overpowering powers vested in the police system.

The film is based on a story, set in Los Angeles in the 1920s.

It depicts the travails of a mother, who helped by a Presbyterian priest, takes on the might of the police in her search for her son kidnapped by a Nithari-like serial killer of children.

Jolie said she was inspired in this role by her mother who was a quiet woman but a "tigress" when it came to her children.

Asked why he preferred to put his film in competition rather than the special screenings, Eastwood said, "not being in competition is like playing safe. It does not really matter if you win or lose." UNI XC NK US1918

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