Homestretch to the Palme d'Or! As the end of the 56th annual Cannes Film Festival approaches, the last of the competing films are projected before the award ceremony on Saturday. Charismatic director Peter Greenaway returns to Cannes for the seventh time with his long-awaited Tulse Luper Suitcases: The Moab Story – the first of three installments. On the French side, Bertrand Blier presents his latest film, Les Côtelettes, adapted from his 1997 play and starring Philippe Noiret and Michel Bouquet. Last but not least, Japanese Naomi Kawase brings us Sharasojyu, after her 1997 Caméra d'Or winning piece, Suzaku.
In the competition today were two films, Le Conseguenze dell'Amore (The Consequences of Love) from Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino and Nobody Knows from Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda. Out of competition was Troy, a US super-production directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Brad Pitt.
Japanese director Mamoru Oshii presents Innocence, the second animated film in this year's competition.