Ooh ah Cannes-tona
Eric Cantona starring in a surreal Ken Loach comedy? It could only be at the Cannes film festival, where I will be for the next few days and where Mr Cantona's appearance on the red carpet is likely to be a highlight.
The festival will open with a 3D animation, called UP, from Disney/Pixar, a first on both counts. Is this the beginning of the third age for 3D following its "moments" in the 1950s and the 80s when it was cast aside as gimmicky?
Apart from that, Cannes returns to its first unashamedly arthouse competition in years, with Ang Lee, Jane Campion, Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach and Quentin Tarantino among the big names vying for the Palme D'or.
The usual 4,000-plus journalists will be jostling for access and, of course, hoping to chance upon a cinematic masterpiece! Look out for my Cannes blogs as well as radio and TV reports.