Date: 28th April 2003
Clint Eastwood, Peter Greenaway and Gus Van Sant will all be competing for the top prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Eastwood's Mystic River (2003), which stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon, is one of the more high-profile films vying for the prestigious Palme d'Or.
The competition shortlist also features Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa who has entered Bright Future for the competition.
The festival opens on May 14 with the remake of Fanfan la tulipe (2003), starring PenÚlope Cruz.
Peter Greenaway, who has been nominated for the Palme d'Or three times, will present The Moab Story/The Tulse Luper Suitcase - Part 1.
And the director of Drugstore Cowboy (1989) and Good Will Hunting (1997), Gus Van Sant, will be represented by the movie Elephant.
Previous Palme d'Or winner Lars Von Trier, who won for Dancer in the Dark (2000), starring Bjork, in 2000, has entered Dogville (2003) which stars Nicole Kidman.
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003), the sequel to the highly successful sci-fi movie, will receive its world premiere out of competition on May 15.
Wim Wenders, who was Oscar-nominated in 1999 for the documentary Buena Vista Social Club, will show The Soul of a Man. And Charles Chaplin's last silent movie, the 1936 comedy Modern Times, will close the festival on May 25.
Guests expected at the festival include Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, PenÚlope Cruz, Ewan McGregor, Lauren Bacall, James Caan, Charlotte Rampling and Laurence Fishburne, reports BBC News.
Source: Press Release