Cannes’ Festival Palace displays a giant canvas of the official poster of the 67th Cannes Film Festival featuring actor Marcello Mastroianni.
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Movie audiences with famously fiery tastes can make or break a film's debut. Filmmakers will also compete for the festival's prestigious trophy, the Palme d'Or.The Canadian auteur behind "The Fly" (1986) and "Eastern Promises" (2007), Cronenberg is one of 18 filmmakers in competition for the prize, which will be selected by a jury headed by director Jane Campion.Two films come from the U.S.: Bennett Miller's Olympic wrestler drama "Foxcatcher," starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell, and Tommy Lee Jones' Western "The Homesman".The films in the competition will bring a bevy of A-list talent.Director Olivier Dahan has feuded over the final edit with North American distributor Harvey Weinstein. Dahan is scheduled to premiere his cut in Cannes.This year's festival appears to lean more toward art than spectacle, however, which Sony Pictures Classics co-founder Tom Bernard credits to festival director Thierry Fremaux.
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