UPDATE: And the Director's Fortnight will award Agnes Varda with its 8th Carosse d'Or life achievement award.
Word is, Cannes officials Thierry Fremaux and Gilles Jacob are having a tough time finalizing their list for the announcement of the official selection on April 15. They awarded the opening slot on May 12 to Universal/Imagine's Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe, over Francois Ozon's Potiche, starring Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Deneuve and Ludivine Sagnier, a commercial film that could opt to open sans a fest launch.
Meanwhile, ...But Film is My Mistress, the second installment of Stig Bjorkman's retrospective Ingmar Bergman tribute will be screened in the Cannes Classics program. The documentary is backed by Martin Scorsese's World CInema Foundation and features commentary on eight Bergman films from directors Scorsese, Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Tsai Ming-liang, Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin, Lars von Trier and Liv Ullmann.
The idea of shooting Juliette Binoche for the official poster came from the festival, says photographer Brigitte Lacombe.