Date: 16th May 2007

Cannes gears up for opening night

Stars have been arriving for the opening of the 60th Cannes Film Festival.

Andie McDowell was among those descending on the French resort .

The festival opens tonight with My Blueberry Nights, directed by Wong Kar Wai and starring Norah Jones.

Also being shown this year are Ocean's Thirteen, Angelina Jolie's A Mighty Heart and Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-documentary The 11th Hour.

The festival will also feature Daniel Craig's The Golden Compass, Michael Moore's Sicko and a midnight screening of a 3-D concert movie featuring U2.

Sunday will see the festival mark its 60th anniversary with the world premiere of Chacun son cinema, an omnibus featuring short contributions from 35 film-makers, including Roman Polanski and the Coen brothers.

Source: Press Release