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."
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.
Hollywood stars like Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, as well as up-and-coming German director Maren Ade, will help choose the winners of the Golden Palms in May. The Cannes Film Festival has announced its jury.
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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