The curtains will be raised on the Cannes Film festival in just a few days, with a bumper program of world premieres being shown over a 12-day period.
If you are scheduled to attend one of the screenings, you might enjoy reading what’s what before descending on the A-list rammed resort. During the festival, a calm seaside town of Cannes turns into a buzzing entertainment hub, with lots of visitors pouring in. To avoid traffic and any hold-ups and to make sure you arrive on time for your screening, opt for a helicopter transfer to the center of Cannes: it takes just nine minutes to get to Cannes by helicopter from Nice Cote d’Azur airport, and a further seven minutes from Monaco.
If you are not able to make the red carpet events on the famous La Croisette, on which the Palais des Festivals is situated, here is a guide to some of the films we believe will be the talking point of the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
Grace of Monaco: this controversial film starring Nicole Kidman is being premiered on May 14. Kidman stars as Hollywood actress turned Principality Princess Grace Kelly in this tale of her troubled marriage to Prince Rainier III, played by Tim Roth.
Mr Turner: directed by the brilliant Mike Leigh, this film starring Timothy Spall will be premiered on 15 May.
Lost River: critics and fans will be longing to see the premier of this film which marks the directing debut of Ryan Gosling. The film will be premiered on Tuesday May 20 and tells the unlikely story of a single mother of two and an underwater town.
Goodbye to Language: this is the first 3D film of French director Jean-Luc Godard, making admirers of the New Wave legend keen to see the outcome. Goodbye to Language will be premiered on Wednesday 21 May.
Clouds of Sils Maria: to be premiered on Friday 23 May. This feature film stars Juliette Binoche as an actress confronted by her mortality. It also features Twilight superstar Kristen Stewart, so the media will be keen to see if Robert Pattinson is also in town over the next few weeks.