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Competition for the Palme d'Or heats up in Cannes

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Competition for the Palme d'Or heats up in Cannes


All eyes were on Hollywood heavyweight Michael Douglas today as he strolled along the Croisette in Cannes with director Oliver Stone.

The dream team’s hotly anticpated sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street is due to be screened in a couple of days.

Meanwhile the race for the Palme d’Or is already under way.

19 films are competing for the film festival’s main prize.

‘On Tour’ is a rambling road movie starring French actor Mathieu Amalric.

It is his directorial and takes viewers on a light-hearted journey with an unruly troupe of veteran burlesque dancers touring the backwaters of France.

Rizhao Congqing, also known as Chongking Blues, is another contender. Directed by Wang Xiaoshuai, it’s a moving family saga about a sea captain who sets out on a quest to discover the circumstances behind his son’s death.

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