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Joining them will be living legend Alain Resnais, who, at nearly 90, will present the aptly titled “Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu” or “You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet.” It’s an adaptation of Jean Anouilh’s “Eurydice” starring Cannes veteran Mathieu Amalric.

The festival also will feature an homage to Brazilian cinema, with screenings of films by directors such as Carlos Diegues and octogenarian legend Nelson Pereira dos Santos.

The out-of-competition lineup includes an offering from American cinema veteran Philip Kaufman called “Hemingway & Gellhorn.”

Starring Ms. Kidman and Clive Owen, the film tells the story of one of American’s most famous literary couples: writer Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn, his war correspondent wife of five years. Gellhorn, who reported from the Spanish Civil War, was Hemingway’s inspiration for his novel on the same theme, “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”

The festival is to close on a bittersweet note with a tribute to French film director Claude Miller, who died two weeks ago.

Organizers are screening “Therese D.,” a film he completed shortly before his death. Based on a period novel by Francois Mauriac, the film stars Audrey Tautou as a 1920s woman trapped in a failing marriage in Paris. The movie will play on May 27 after the festival’s awards ceremony.

Associated Press writer Jill Lawless in London contributed to this report.