> Cannes Festival will be opened Wednesday, May 17, with a film by Arnaud Desplechin, Ismael's Ghosts, which will also be out in cinemas on that day.>> We can show them some real southern hospitality.>> Nicole Kidman, one of the big names bringing Hollywood glamor to the event.
Her film, The Beguiled, is entered as a competition contender. The enemy is not what we believe.>> Directed by Sofia Coppola, the American Civil War era story casts Kidman along Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. But small screen giants are hoping to scoop the biggest prize. Netflix are entering the palm with Okja starring Tilda Swinton, directed by Bong Joon-ho.
It's billed as the tale of a young girl taking on a multinational to save her best friend, a wild animal.>> Speaking of global warming, where is we need some global warming.>> And politics will get airtime at this year's festival too. An inconvenient sequel: truth to power being screened.
It's a follow up to Al Gore's 2006 documentary, an inconvenient truth.>> The next generation would be justified in looking back at us and asking, what were you thinking?>> And that's unlikely to be the only political story casting a shadow over Cannes. The festival will open just days after the final round of voting in France's presidential election.