Wong Kar-wai's first English-language drama "My Blueberry Nights" marked the launching of this year's Cannes Film Festival on May 16.
The celebration for world's most prestigious film festival is on now as the 60th annual Cannes Film Festival began to roll Wednesday, May 16, 2007 with Wong Kar-wai's "My Blueberry Nights", a tale of a girl's heartbroken travels across the U.S..
Attending the lavish event were two leading stars of the drama, Jude Law and Norah Jones, along with Wong who remarked "Cannes is the right place to show the film for the first time to the public." Other well-known names present included Kelly Brook and her fiance Billy Zane, actress Minnie Driver, the festival's jury member Toni Collette, model Eva Herzigova, and Kerry Washington.
The screening therefore officially launches a frenzied twelve-day cinema extravaganza featuring top Hollywood stars during which another 21 competition films and nearly 1,000 non-competition movies from various countries will be shown over. Among this full-packed list, big titles like "Ocean's Thirteen", "A Mighty Heart", and "Zodiac" will also be screened, the latter being one of the U.S. productions vying for the coveted Palme d'Or prize.
In coming days, Hollywood's A-list couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are expected to arrive at the festival, as are George Clooney, Matt Damon, Al Pacino, Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Jane Fonda, Bono of U2, cult directors Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, and documentary maker Michael Moore.