Click through to find out all the highlights from this year's Cannes Film Festival... Over the past few weeks we've been hearing about the line-ups for the various strands of the Cannes Film Festival, always the most glamorous season in the annual movie calendar. Moviefone will be blogging daily from the Festival, which runs May 12-23, so we thought you'd like a taster of what will be on offer.
No Cannes is complete without a big Hollywood blockbuster – recent years have seen Indiana Jones & The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull and The Da Vinci Code – and this year it's Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe. It's always a risk for a studio to put a big summer action flick before the world's hardest-to-please audience, the Cannes critics, although that's balanced by the enormous amount of media coverage generated by opening the festival.
A similar calculation is being made on behalf of Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, starring Shia LaBeouf and Michael Douglas, which was originally set to open in April, but has had its release delayed to allow a Cannes premiere. Both this film and Robin Hood are not competing for the Palme D'Or, presumably because they are not the kind of films likely to find favour with the jury, headed by Tim Burton.
Last year, Quentin Tarantino opted to unveil his Inglourious Basterds as part of the Cannes Competition, because he wanted his film to be seen as an artistic achievement alongside director peers such as Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier and Michael Haneke. This time the Competition offers no similarly mainstream offering, although Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity) has Fair Game, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. British eyes will be trained on Mike Leigh's Another Year, starring Jim Broadbent, Lesley Manville and Ruth Sheen. The Cannes selectors famously rejected Leigh's Vera Drake, which went on to win the top prize at Venice in 2004, so are making amends with his latest film
Joining Wall Street 2 out of competition are Woody Allen's latest, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, starring Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin, and Tamara Drewe from Britain's Stephen Frears (The Queen). Tamara Drew is based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds and stars Clash Of The Titans' Gemma Arterton and Mamma Mia!'s Dominic Cooper. No doubt they'll make for a lovely photo as they ascend the famous red-carpeted steps of the Palais des Festivals.