The Cannes Film Festival gets under way today with the premiere of Blindness, a new film by City of God director Fernando Meirelles that stars Julianne Moore. A jury led by Sean Penn will award the Palme d'or to one of 22 films. But as the Telegraph reports, paparazzi will be swarming to two premieres out of competition: Jack Black's Kung Fu Panda and the newest Indiana Jones film.
Some of the most anticipated films at this year's festival include:
- Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie
- Che, Stephen Soderbergh's 4-hour epic on the life of Che Guevara
- The Silence of Lorna, from two-time Palme d'or winners Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne
- 24 City, by Chinese director Jia Zhanke, which is already being tipped for the top prize