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Jubilee Cannes Film Festival begins today

May 16 2007

Today, in the south of France the opening ceremony of the famous film festival in Cannes. This year, our country does a good bet to win.

The fact that this year's main competition from Russia are involved just two films. After a four-year hiatus honor to represent the national cinema had the film "The Banishment" by Andrei Zvyagintsev and Alexandra by Alexander Sokurov.

Total for the "Palme d'Or" this year will be fighting 22 films that were selected Arts Council Festival of the more than thousands of tapes. For the first time in many years, in the main competition there is no Italian films, as well as underrepresented Latino cinema.

Jury of the 60 th anniversary of the festival is headed by renowned English director Stephen Freers and competition program open late at night - the audience will show a picture of Chinese director Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights." This is reported by the Vesti.

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