Film festival films have a tendency to sound better before their screenings, but with that caveat in mind, here are the Cannes competition entrants that are being most talked about in advance of the festival's May 11 opening night.
Midnight In Paris. The new Woody Allen film (playing out of competition on opening night) stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Marion Cotillard and is set, no surprise, in the City of Light.
Footnote. Joseph Cedar is one of the top young Israeli directors, and his last film, "Beaufort," was the first Israeli film to be nominated for the best foreign language Oscar in 24 years.
Boy With A Bike. The Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes have won the Palm d'Or twice, so a Cannes film from them is always an event.