The story

As the 2009 Cannes Film Festival draws near, filmmakers who have made the event's short list hope that their films will be blessed with that hard-to-earn Cannes buzz, which could lead to awards and financial success.

But the story doesn't always have a Hollywood ending.

There were several big names in last year's lineup. "Changeling" was directed by Clint Eastwood and starred Angelina Jolie. "Blindness," directed by "City of God's" Fernando Meirelles, starred Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. "Synecdoche, New York," the first film directed by "Adaptation" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, starred Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman. Read full article »

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