10 things to watch out for at Cannes 2014

Published 0840 GMT (1640 HKT) May 15, 2014
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Cannes opened with Nicole Kidman playing Grace Kelly in Olivier Dahan's already controversial "Grace of Monaco". Click through the gallery to see what else to watch out for. Courtesy John Shearer/Getty Images
Cannes veteran Sophia Loren will be the guest of honor in the Classics section of this year's festival. She will present her son's short film "La voce umana". Loren also appears in the film speaking in Neapolitan dialect, her first film appearance since 2009. Courtesy Stroud/Express/Getty Images
Tommy Lee Jones has directed himself, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep in his first directorial venture since 2005. Last time Jones was in the director's chair he scooped up the Cannes Best Actor award for his western "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada". Courtesty Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images
Ryan Gosling will make his directorial debut at this year's festival with "Lost River." The film, which will be shown in the Un Certain Regard section, stars his girlfriend Eva Mendes alongside Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Matt Smith. It was shot in Detroit and sees Christina Hendrinks play "a single mother swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town." Courtesy Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images
Film buffs are betting on this crime saga to be a strong contender for the Palme d'Or. Semi-factual film "Foxcatcher", directed by Bennett Miller, documents insane millionaire John du Pont's obsession with Olympic wrestling, and his relationship with gold medal winning brothers, played by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Courtesy TOM MIHALEK/AFP/Getty Images
Award winning New Zealand screen writer Jane Campion, the only female director to win the Palme d'Or, presides over this year's jury which includes Leila Hatami, Willem Dafoe and Sofia Coppola. Courtesy LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Cannes attendees looking for a little respite from the white knuckle ride of thrillers such as Atom Egoyan's "The Captive", should watch out for Céline Sciamma's coming-of-age drama "Girlhood". The film follows Marieme, a high schooler who changes everything about her to be accepted by a new clique. Courtesy MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images
For the film aficionados who really know their stuff, this is an exceptional treat. Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan is well known for his thought-provoking melodramas and this year his three hour 16 minute film "Winter Sleep" has been tipped as a favorite for the Palme d'Or. Ceylan is no stranger to Cannes acclaim having won the Grand Prix twice, as well as the Best Director award. Courtesy ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images
Mike Leigh has finally made the film he has been dreaming about for decades. The incredibly expensive and ambitious film "Mr.Turner" is a biopic of eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (played by Timothy Spall) and follows him as he experiences the death of his esteemed father. This is Leigh's first foray into historical storytelling, and many will be waiting to see if he pulls it off. Courtesy Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard will bring "Farewell to Language" to Cannes this year to compete for the Palme d'Or. The film stars Héloise Godet, Zoé Bruneau and Kamel Abdeli and was shot in 3D. Another thing to look forward to is that he has promised to attend the festival this year, unlike last time he had a film at Cannes. Courtesy MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images