Cannes Fest names 20 films in competition
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:23AM EDT
PARIS - The 62nd edition of the Cannes film festival this year brings works by Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion and Ang Lee to compete with films by lesser-known directors for the top award, the Palme d'Or.
Indie films, including one filmed clandestinely, are among the 20 named Thursday to compete in the May 13-24 event on the French Riviera.
Among the films announced for competition are Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" and Campion's period piece "Bright Star," about poet John Keats, as well as Taiwan-born Ang Lee's film "Taking Woodstock," about the man who lent out his field for the now-historic song fest 40 years ago.
Chinese filmmaker Ye Lou is competing with the secretly filmed "Spring Fever."