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Cannes Film Festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux, left, addresses reporters during a press conference with Festival chairman Gilles Jacob, right, in Paris, Thursday April 14, 2011. The French Riviera festival will take place May 11-22 with new movies by superstar directors Terrence Malick and Pedro Almodovar among 19 films in the running for this year's Palme d'Or.  American actor Robert De Niro heads the jury this year. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
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Cannes Film Festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux, left, addresses reporters during a press conference with Festival chairman Gilles Jacob, right, in Paris, Thursday April 14, 2011. The French Riviera festival will take place May 11-22 with new movies by superstar directors Terrence Malick and Pedro Almodovar among 19 films in the running for this year's Palme d'Or. American actor Robert De Niro heads the jury this year. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

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