The competition at Cannes film festival
10 May 2012 Last updated at 00:13 BST
The Cannes film festival is set to open this year with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom - which stars Bill Murray and Bruce Willis.
The UK has only one entry competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize with Ken Loach's The Angels' Share.
The director has won the prize once before and has been nominated a record breaking 11 times.
Talking movies' Tom Brook reports.
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