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Old favourites make a return to Cannes

Old favourites make a return to Cannes
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There will be a host of familiar faces at the Cannes Film Festival this year with, in addition to the usual glamour, the return of several big name directors.

Organisers have just released the line-up for next month’s edition of the world biggest film festival and it offers much for the purists. US director Quentin Tarantino presents his long-awaited World War Two film “Inglourious Basterds”. Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar, who has not won the top prize yet, brings an emotional drama called “Broken Embraces”. Britain’s Ken Loach will presents “Looking for Eric”, which tells the story of a postman looking for life lessons from former French Manchester United footballer, Eric Cantona. The jury will be headed by French actress Isabelle Huppert. Organisers do not expect the world recession to have a big impact on numbers attending the event. But there are reportedly plenty of hotel rooms still available.