At this year’s festival, Todd Haynes is one of two American filmmakers among the illustrious films in competition for the Palme d’Or.
The other American in competition is also a former Palme d’Or winner, Gus Van Sant, who will bring The Sea Of Trees, a drama about suicide and survival starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe.
This year, the Italian stylist Paolo Sorrentino will present his follow up to the Oscar winning The Great Beauty: Youth, starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.
Macbeth, by the Australian director Justin Kurzel, stars the Irish, German born Michael Fassbender and the French Marion Cotillard is also set to enter the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
The other films like Stranger and Tale Of Tales are also in the offering. Last but not the least one will also get a change to see films like Mad Max and Inside Out.
The opening film, a prestige slot that has in the recent past been concerned to parade a string of films like The Great Gatsby, Robin Hood and The Da Vinci Code, has this year been handed to a French film, La Tete Haute, from a little known director called Emmanuelle Bercot.
La Tete Haute is all about the tough upbringing of a teenager in Paris and northern France as he is processed through various social agencies; it contrasts spectacularly with the culpably indulgent fripperies of Grace of Monaco.
Of course, like every film festival, Cannes has hosted some appalling films, but never before in such a visible slot.
Now with so much of the film industry centered on Cannes for twelve days and media gathered from around the globe, Cannes has long functioned as an unparalleled international launching pad.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival stars today, Wednesday May 13, 2105 and will end on Sunday May 24, 2015.
The red carpet for the 68th Cannes Film Festival is set to roll out and the French Riviera extravaganza is ready to begin. At this year's festival,...2.5