Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Isabelle Huppert: The guest list reads like a Who’s who of the film world. After the #MeToo debate in the past year, the person responsible to the awarding of the Palme d’or at the 25. May entirely on big names.

Particularly eagerly Quentin Tarantino and its Stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, the main cast of “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood are expected to be in Cannes” – a Drama about the brutal murder spree of the Manson”family” at the end of the 1960s, which, among other things, the heavily pregnant young actress Sharon Tate fell victim to the seeds. Tarantino is considered one of the favorites for the Palme d’or – 25 years after he received the award for “Pulp Fiction”.

The Jury, to the Mexican Director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, the choice should not be that easy: a Five film-makers to apply Once again to be the highest award in Cannes, including the British Veteran Ken Loach with “Sorry We Missed You” and American Director Terrence Malick as “A Hidden Life” on an Austrian conscientious objector during the Nazi-time.

The American Director Jim Jarmusch, opened the 72. Festival with the zombie Comedy “The Dead Don’t die” – he, too, an old Acquaintance in the competition. Among the 21 films competing for the Palme d’or, is the psychological Thriller “Little Joe”, the Austrian Jessica Hausner, her first Film in English.

“a romantic and politically,” describes the artistic Director of Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, this year’s selection. Rather, the category of “romantic” is the French movie legend Alain Delon. The 83-Year-old is being honored for his life’s work.

other celebrities in Cannes, the Jack in the Hand: The British singer Elton John presents the Biopic “Rocketman”, the Irish U2 front-man Bono accompanied a documentary about the fight against Aids – and the Argentine footballer Diego Maradona presented a Film about his life as a “Hand of God”.

author: Sophie my name is Pauline, afp

(SDA)