James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in Ned Benson's Eleanor Rigby. James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain in Ned Benson's Eleanor Rigby.

Back this year for its 67th edition, the Festival du Cannes will open with Nicole Kidman as the legendary film star turned princess in Grace Of Monaco. It includes work by the UK’s Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, Canada’s David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and wunderkind Xavier Dolan, the Belgian Dardenne Brothers and France’s Olivier Assayas, Bertrand Bonello and Michel Hazanavicius as well as that essential New Wave icon Jean-Luc Godard.

The Festival runs from 15-25 May with the closing ceremony and awards handed out May 24.

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These Final Hours
These Final Hours
The world is about to end and a young man is heading to one last party when he encounters a young girl searching for her father.
The Wonders
The Wonders
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
Li’l Quinquin
Li’l Quinquin
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
Queen And Country
Queen And Country
An Englishman signs up to fight in the Korean War.
The Tribe
The Tribe
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
The Salvation
The Salvation
A man who kills his family's murderer faces the wrath of a violent gang - with nobody to help him.
Force Majeure
Force Majeure
A family find themselves tearing apart after an avalanche on a skiing holiday.
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
The Tale Of Princess Kaguya
The story of a beautiful princess found in bamboo who goes on to be wooed by the Emperor of Japan.
French Riviera
French Riviera
Nice, 1976, Following the failure of her marriage, Agnès Le Roux returns from Africa to her mother Renée, owner of the Casino Le Palais de la Méditerranée and falls in love with Renée's confidant, Maurice Agnelet.
Love At First Fight
Love At First Fight
Between his friends and the family business, Arnaud’s summer looks set to be a peaceful one. Peaceful until he runs into Madeleine, as beautiful as she is brusque.
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Cannes Film Festival Features

Birth of a role for Binoche
Why Assayas took up the challenge.
Girl power hits the streets of Paris
Céline Sciamma on sex, desire and friendship.
Changing reality, part 1
Atom Egoyan on The Captive, fairy tales and the desolation of Niagara.
Against the odds
Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne on Two Days, One Night and working with Marion Cotillard.
Something blue, part 1
Mathieu Amalric on shoes, bees and The Blue Room.
Loach decides to battle on…
Retirement thoughts were premature.
Loren: La grande bellezza
The golden days of an Italian icon.
Taking the tinsel off Hollywood
Cronenberg takes a satirical bite of celebrity culture.
A Slice of True Grit
Tommy Lee Jones on the roots of America.
Egoyan on the sombre side
Director finds inspiration close to home.
Portrait of the artist
Timothy Spall on playing Turner.
Why Nicole would always choose love
Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.

Cannes Film Festival News

Winter Sleep wins Cannes Palme d'Or
Acting honours for Moore and Spall
The critics make their choices
Cannes welcomes more award winners.
Cannes Critics' Week accolades
Reality is a common theme.
Cannes: Ferrara to be sued
Lawyers instructed to seek damages.
The monster at large
Depardieu lets it all hang out.
Campion lambasts sexism
Females to the fore on Cannes jury.
Cannes to close in a blaze of gunfire
Sergio Leone classic to end Festival.
Ferrara brings debauchery to the Croisette
Special Cannes slot for Depardieu and Bisset.
Sophia takes centre stage as a Cannes Classic
A rich programme of restorations in prospect.
Deneuve lands Cannes' late slot
Six additions to line-up.
Fall from Grace?
Row simmers on over Cannes opening film.
Boorman returns to the Cannes fray
Directors' Fortnight sets out its stall.
Cannes: Critics make their choice
Seven titles in contest.
Cannes: the waiting game is over
Fremaux launches the official selection.
Mastroianni stars on Cannes poster
Organisers reveal the face of 2014
Cannes gets in the party mood
Opening title chosen for Un Certain Regard.
Cannes countdown
Who will be among the chosen for this year’s Riviera jamboree?
Elections oust the Palme D'Or
Prize ceremony moves forward a day.
Jane Campion to head Cannes jury
Piano director will succeed Steven Spielberg.

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