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De Niro leads Cannes line-up

Actor Denis Podalydès plays President Sarkozy in the out-of-competion La Conquête

TWICE winner and now three-times president, Robert de Niro returns to Cannes this month to lead the jury at the film festival with a strong line-up of contenders for the Palme d’Or, including Pedro Almodovar, Paolo Sorrentino, Terrence Malick, the Dardenne brothers, Lars Von Trier and Lynne Ramsay.

Famous faces on the Croisette will include Jodie Foster, whose The Beaver is showing out of competition; Pirates of the Caribbean pair Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, plus President Sarkozy in Xavier Durringer’s new take on the 2007 presidential election, La Conquête.

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