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64th Cannes Film Festival opens

05-12-2011 08:56 BJT Special Report:Cannes Film Festival 2011 |

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The world's biggest cinema showcase, the Cannes Film Festival, officially opened on Wednesday. Woody Allen's romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" opened the festival on Wednesday, starring Owen Wilson and Marion Cotillard, as well as French first lady Carla Bruni,were present at the opening ceremony.

Legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, was awarded the Palme d'Honneur for his contribution to cinema which includes films like "Last Tango in Paris" and "The Last Emperor".

The 2011 competition boasts an impressive roll call of major screen stars, revered directors and relative newcomers, raising expectations among a 4,000-strong press pack in the glamorous Riviera resort. The festival runs through to May 22nd.

Legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, was awarded the Palme d'Honneur
for his contribution to cinema which includes films like "Last Tango in Paris"
and "The Last Emperor".

Cast members of film "Midnight in Paris" by U.S. director Woody Allen (3rd R) pose before the opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses on the red carpet before the
opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on
May 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing poses on the red carpet before the opening of the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Actress Gong Li poses on the red carpet before the opening of
the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2011.
(Xinhua/Gao Jing)

Actress Gong Li poses on the red carpet before the opening of the
64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 11, 2011.
(Xinhua/Gao Jing)


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