Cannes Film Festival gets underway in south of France
13 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Red carpet is laid outside the Palais des Festivals in Cannes in readiness for Wednesday’s opening night screening of La Tete Haute (Standing Tall)
The Cannes Film Festival is getting underway in the south of France, with Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman among the notables due to attend.
Other stars, among them Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey, are expected to appear during the 12-day event.
Sienna Miller and Jake Gyllenhaal will sit on a competition jury headed by sibling duo Joel and Ethan Coen.
The festival officially kicks off later with a gala screening of French drama La Tete Haute (Standing Tall).
France is well-represented in the race for the festival’s top prize, making up five of the 19 Palme d’Or entries.
Yet this year’s line-up has been criticised for including a number of films by European film-makers that feature both Hollywood stars and English-language dialogue.
They include Youth, from Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino, which stars Sir Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel as old friends vacationing in the Alps.
French actress Sophie Marceau (left) will sit on a jury presided over by film-making brothers Joel and Ethan Coen (middle and right)
Another contentious title is The Lobster, from Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos, which was shot in Dublin and has a cast headed by Colin Farrell.
“Looking at this year’s official selection, an …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment