Un Certain Regard adds 3 films


PARIS -- Three additional films will round out the Festival de Cannes' Un Certain Regard sidebar, the festival's artistic director Thierry Fremaux said Wednesday.

Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien's "The Red Balloon," rumored to be an official selection front-runner from the start, will be the prestigious section's opening film May 17. The French production starring Juliette Binoche follows a boy and his baby-sitter through an imaginary world.

Argentinean film "La Novia Errante" by Ana Katz and "You, the Living" by Sweden's Roy Andersson complete the selection.

Jean-Pierre Limosin's "Young Yakusa" will be shown as a special screening, and Mehdi Charef will present his new film "Cartouches Gauloises" during an evening devoted to Algeria on May 25.

The Cannes Classics program will be announced Wednesday.
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