Woody Allen's new movie is the first in a flood of films to be screened over the next 11 days, along with enough red carpet star wattage to keep the spotlights lit. The festival proves once again that it can match Hollywood for glitz and glamour.
Swedish film "The Square" has been awarded the Cannes Film Festival's top honor, the Palme d'Or. There was also success for German actress Diane Kruger for her part in the revenge drama "In the Fade."
His films are full of homosexuality, sex and drugs, and Almodóvar is one of the most influential directors of his time. The Spanish filmmaker will be in charge of deciding who goes home with the Golden Palm in May.
The Palme d'Or is considered to be the most prestigious award in the film industry. A total of 19 directors are competing this year for the award for best film. But like the rest of the world, Cannes is in shock.
This year it's young directors making their mark in the race for in Cannes. DW film correspondent Scott Roxborough reveals his favorites to win the the Palme d'Or.
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