Opened 61 Cannes Film Festival

Yesterday kicked off the 61st Cannes Film Festival.In the evening will be opened and the premiere of the film "Blindness" with Julianne Moore and Gael Garcia Bernal - and in the afternoon the jury satisfied with the traditional photo shoot.This time it vozglyavlyaet American actor, director and screenwriter Sean Penn, also among the members of the jury - the Italian Sergio Kastellito, actress Natalie Portman, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, Apitchatpong Veerazetakul from Thailand, the Romanian-German actress Alexandra Maria Lara and French director Rachid Bouchareb.The competition program of the 61st Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from 14 to 25 May, will open the picture "Blindness" by Fernando Meirelles.This film was included in the list of competition at the last minute, but it is expected that this particular work can become a major event film festival on the French Riviera.The film tells the story of an unknown mysterious epidemic in a modern city, it weighed stars such as Julianne Moo

re, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal and Mark Ruffalo.

The competition also added to the film directed by James Gray (US) and Laurent Kante (France).The latter presented the painting "Between the Walls", which tells about the daily life of a young teacher of the French language in college for disadvantaged children - this is the third French film in the competition program of the Cannes festival.American James Gray was nominated in Cannes for the third time with the melodrama "Two Lovers" - it has a young New Yorker (Joaquin Phoenix) torn between two girls who played Gwyneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw.

Thus, in the fight for the top prize of the festival - "Golden Palm" - will take part in 22 feature films.Prior to this competition were announced, in particular, The Palermo Shooting by Wim Wenders, "Gomorra" Italian Matteo Garrone, "Three Monkeys" Turk Nuri Bilzho Tseylana, four-hour film by Steven Soderbergh about Ernesto Che Guevara, "Che," a two-part "Christmas tale "Frenchman Arnaud Desplechin Catherine Deneuve in the main role," Synecdoche, New York "Charlie Kaufman (writer of the cult film" Being John Malkovich "), Il Divo Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Clint Eastwood's Changeling.

Russia this year is not represented in the contest, but still will be presented in the main European cinema watching.The film "Everybody Dies But Me" directed by Valeria Gai Germanicus selected to participate in the International Week of criticism within the Film Forum.

jury of the festival, this time headed by an American actor, director and screenwriter Sean Penn.Judge cinematic craftsmanship also be Italian Sergio Kastellito, aktriseNatali Portman, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, Apitchatpongu Veerazetakulu from Thailand, the German actress Alexandra Maria Lara and French director Rachid Bouchareb.Traditional master-class cinema will give the famous Quentin Tarantino.