Sunday, May 24, 2009
Cannes festival to honor winners
The Cannes Film Festival is to reach its climax with the announcement of this year's Palme d'Or winner. Directors in the running for the prestigious prize include New Zealand's Jane Campion for Bright Star, the only woman to win the honour previously. British film-maker Ken Loach, also a previous winner, is a contender, while Frenchman Jacques Audiard could give the country two wins in as many years. Penelope Cruz is considered a strong contender for best actress.