"Blindness" To Open Cannes Film Festival

Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles received the news yesterday that his upcoming release Blindness was chosen to open this year's Cannes Film Festival, which starts on May 14. The movie will also be competing for the Palm d'Or, which will be presented by Robert de Niro.

Meirelles is not the only Brazilian director up for the big award in Cannes. Walter Salles of Central Station is also up for the Palm d'Or with Linha de Passe ( or Line of Passage).

Blindness stars Julianne Moore as the only person able to see in a town in which everyone else is mysteriously struck blind. Click here to watch the trailer.


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