Da Vinci Code opens
by Fabien Lemercier
The film adaptation of the world best-seller, The Da Vinci Code will open the 59th Cannes Festival (17 - 28 May 2006). Shot partly in Paris, the film by American Ron Howard is interpreted, notably, by his compatriot Tom Hanks, by Frence's Audrey Tautou and Jean Reno, Britain's Ian McKellen and Paul Bettany, as well as Alfred Molina.
Other hopefuls in the official competition on the Croisette are, among, others, Volver [+see also:
interview: Agustín Almodóvar
interview: Carmen Maura
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
interview: Pénélope Cruz
film profile] by Pedro Almodovar, Babel by Alejandro González Inárritu, Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola, Le Dahlia Noir by Brian De Palma, Le Caïman by Nanni Moretti, The Golden Door by Emanuele Crialese, Goya's Ghosts by Milos Forman, Les Climats by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, L' Ame perdue des sommets by Gela and Temour Babluani and also Laitakaupungin valot by Aki Kaurismaki. Among the French competitors, Selon Charlie by Nicole Garcia is in pole-position in front of Voyage en Arménie by Robert Guédiguian, Flandres [+see also:
film profile] by Bruno Dumont, Indigènes [+see also:
interview: Jean Bréhat
interview: Rachid Bouchareb
film profile] by Rachid Bouchareb, Retour en Normandie [+see also:
film profile] by Nicolas Philibert, and Le Concile De Pierre by Guillaume Nicloux and also the animated film by Luc Besson: Arthur et les Minimoys.
(Translated from French)