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iW NEWS | C’est Officiel: “Blindness” To Open Cannes

iW NEWS | C'est Officiel: "Blindness" To Open Cannes

Five Films Added to Fest… Fernando Mereilles‘s “Blindness” will in fact open the 2008 Festival de Cannes on May 14th — screening in competition — organizers have just announced. Rounding out the Official Selection for the upcoming event, planners added a few additional films to the roster. A third French film, Laurent Cantet‘s “Entre Les murs,” will also screen in competition, joined by James Gray‘s “Two Lovers.” Meanwhile, opening the festival’s Un Certain Regard section on May 15th will be Steve McQueen‘s “Hunger.” Finally, Robert DeNiro will present the Palme d’Or on closing night, May 25th, followed by a screening of Barry Levinson‘s “What Just Happened,” starring DeNiro, Robin Wright Penn, John Turturro and this year’s Cannes jury president Sean Penn. [Eugene Hernandez]

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