• Short Summary

    THE CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). THE TWO-WEEK FESTIVAL IMMEDIATELY GOT UNDER?

  • Description

    THE CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENED LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). THE TWO-WEEK FESTIVAL IMMEDIATELY GOT UNDER WAY WITH A FRENCH FILM ABOUT RASPUTIN. SOME 30 FILMS FROM 18 COUNTRIES ARE COMPETING FOR THE COVETED GOLDEN PALM AWARD.

    ARRIVALS FOR THE OPENING INCLUDED SHIRLEY MACLAINE AND SIGNOR ALLESANDRO BLASETTI. MISS MACLAINE, THE AMERICAN ACTRESS, ADMITTED TO REPORTERS THAT SHE'D NEVER BEEN TO CANNES BEFORE, ALTHOUGH SEE HAD TRAVELLED WIDELY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. SHE ALSO TOLD REPORTERS THAT SHE WAS 33 YEARS-OLD ON MONDAY.

    MISS MACLAINE IS ONE OF THE 12 MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL JURY WHICH ALSO INCLUDES FOR THE FIRST TIME AN AFRICAN AMONG ITS NUMBER -- SENEGALESE DIRECTOR OUSMANE SEMBENE. THE HEAD OF THE JURY IS THE ITALIAN SCRIPTWRITER ALLESANDRO BLASETTI.

    MORE THAN 1,500 FILM STARS, AND STARLETS, FILM-MAKERS AND FANS ARE ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL, WHICH FOR MANY FILMS WILL BE A WORLD PREMIERE. MANY OF THE FILMS ARE LAVISH SPECTACULARS, BUT LOW-COST OUTSIDERS OFTEN WIN AWARDS AT CANNES.

    THE FIRST FILM TO BE SHOWN WAS ROBERT HOSSEIN'S "J'AI TUE RASPOUTIN." IT WAS GIVEN A COOL RECEPTION BY THE FIRST NIGHT AUDIENCE.

    FRANCE, WHICH IN THE TWENTY YEARS OF THE CANNES FESTIVAL HAS WON NINE TOP AWARDS, HAS THREE ENTRIES THIS YEAR. THE UNITED STATES, WITH FIVE PREVIOUS TOP PLACES, IS SUBMITTING ONLY ONE FULL LENGTH FILM. AND BRITAIN, WITH ONE PREVIOUS SUCCESS, HAS THREE ENTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABVP0V87NPW2ES2PFP35JM6J8
    Media URN:
    VLVAABVP0V87NPW2ES2PFP35JM6J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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