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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Spanish drama 'Everybody Knows'

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Cannes Film Festival kicks off with Spanish drama 'Everybody Knows'

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Actress Cate Blanchett led the way up the red carpet in Cannes on Tuesday as the film festival's rare majority-female jury opened the 71st movie festival.

It's the first Cannes gathering since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke rocking the movie industry and beyond.

Opening proceedings was the film " Everybody knows".

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz star in the Spanish-language family drama by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

The film is one of 21, vying for the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or.

"Everybody Knows" is a kidnap drama which pulls no punches and keeps you guessing throughout.