The actors Javier Bardem and Charlotte Gainsbourg opened on Tuesday, in Spanish and French, the Cannes Festival, one of the most ambitious of recent years with directors like Quentin Tarantino and Pedro Almodóvar in the running for the Palme d'Or.
The opening ceremony preceded the screening of the film 'The dead do not die', by the American Jim Jarmusch, a zombie comedy with Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tilda Swinton. 'C'est fait!' (It's done!) Bardem shouted, after addressing the audience in Spanish accompanied by French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. "We share a director," the actor recalled about his partner on stage. Both have worked for the president of the jury this year, Alejandro González Iñárritu, respectively in 'Biutiful' and '21 grams'.
At the Gran Teatro de Lumières, the Mexican director also spoke in Spanish and recalled his first time in Cannes, 19 years ago, when he presented his debut feature 'Amores Perros'. "I feel like I'm going to eat exotic and delicious fruits," Iñárritu said of the 21 films he will see in the next few days to decide with the rest of the jury which of them will win the Palme d'Or. "We will do everything possible to find the jewel, "added the director.
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