'Carol', 'Mad Max' and 'Macbeth' Go to Cannes Film Festival

Various genres of movie will compete for the best film in the 68th Cannes Film Festival which kicks off Wednesday, May 13.

AceShowbiz - The 68th Cannes Film Festival is about to begin. The event will be held in Cote d'Azur, Southern France, on Wednesday, May 13. Nineteen movies will compete for the best film. "Carol", "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Macbeth" are among the films which are being shown both in and out of competition.

Some directors are due to attend the film festival, one of whom is Todd Haynes. Haynes, whose film, "Carol" will make its premiere at the film festival gives comment, "It's a circus. It's a mad beast like nothing else. Nothing compares to Cannes, in my experience. It's an extremely important place." "Carol" is a lesbian film which takes place back in 1950s. It stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

In the new "Mad Max" film, Tom Hardy's Max introduces himself as the "one who runs from both the living and the dead." The film is directed by George Miller and stars Hardy alongside Charlize Theron and Nicholas Hoult.

"Macbeth", an adaptation of Shakespeare's classic which focuses on Scottish King, is also included in the list of films to be screened at the festival. "Macbeth" stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Fassbender was impressed by Cotillard's performance as Lady Macbeth. "I can't speak highly enough of her," Fassbender said. "For me to take it on, it was, 'OK, Shakespeare.' But she's French speaking. I just thought it was incredible bravery. And she's excellent."

Other films which will be shown at the film festival include "Amy", "Inside Out", "Irrational Man", "The Lobster", "The Sea of Trees", "A Tale of Love and Darkness", "The Tale of Tales", "Yakuza Apocalypse" and "Youth".

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