Wong Kar-Wai's "My Blueberry Nights" to open Cannes

The 60th Cannes festival will open with a Cannes darling, Wong Kar-Wai’s “My Blueberry Nights”. Singer Norah Jones makes her big-screen debut as a lovelorn woman on a soul-searching journey across America. This, and the fact that this is Kar-Wai’s first English-language feature, is sure to create plenty of interest.

Other films selected for competition are:

Catherine Breillat’s An Old Mistress (Une Vieille Maitresse)
Christophe Honore’s The Love Songs (Les Chansons d’amour)
Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Fatih Akin’s The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite)
The Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men
David Fincher’s Zodiac
James Gray’s We Own The Night
Naomi Kawase’s Mogari No Mori
Emir Kusturica’s Promise Me This
Lee Chang-Dong’s Secret Sunshine
Cristian Mungiu’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days
Raphael Nadjari’s Tehilim
Carlos Reygadas’ Silent Light
Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Persepolis
Ulrich Seidl’s Import/Export
Alexander Sokurov’s Alexandra
Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof
Bela Tarr’s The Man From London
Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park
Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Banishment

Official selection, out of competition:

Michael Moore’s Sicko
Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Thirteen
Michael Winterbottom’s A Mighty Heart

The closing film, out of competition, will be Denys Arcand’s The Age Of Darkness.

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