70th Cannes Film Festival kicks off

17:19, 17 May 2017

Cannes Film Festival kicks off today in France. Over the next 6 days, 18 films will be struggling for the Palm d’Or, the main prize of the renowned event.  

Ukraine will be represented by A Gentle Creature directed by Serhiy Loznytsia. His famous Spanish counterpart Pedro Almodovar chairs this year’s jury of the festival. Opening the ceremony will be the Italian movie star Monica Bellucci. French film Fantomes d’Ismael (Ismael’s Ghosts) will open the festival’s show program.

It’s going to be the first event of such scale since the infamous terrorist attack in Nice in July 2016. This is why the organizers went for unprecedented security measures.