The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival opened in France on Wednesday, featuring a 3-D adaptation of the classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby."
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."
Nicole Kidman's red carpet stroll won't be the only highlight in Cannes. Nineteen films are competing for the world's most prestigious film award, the Golden Palm, including a German movie and indie films from the US.
Matt Damon stars in two of the 21 films competing at the world's oldest film festival, and Ai Weiwei is running against George Clooney and Alexander Payne. Here are more highlights from the glamorous event's program.
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.
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