Sure there’s red carpet glamor (for what other fest do paparazzi arrive in black tie?) but beyond the flash bulbs, fancy dress and bold-faced names, the Cannes Film Festival — now in its 62nd year — represents the very best in international cinema.
Some of the directors screening this year are household names (Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee); others you’ve maybe vaguely heard of. No worries. Here’s your guide to what’s unspooling over the next two weeks plus what you need to know about each.
- Photo GalleryMovie stills of this year’s lineup, including Inglourious Basterds and Up
- Martin Scorsese PollDid Scorsese peak with Goodfellas or was The Departed his best yet?
- Movie TrailersGet a sneak peek at the movies showing at this year’s festival
- Cannes Official SiteView a breakdown of the festival’s daily events