Though the competition slate for Cannes won't be announced for another month, rumors and mumblings from those in the know have already named a handful of films that are thought to be virtual sure things. Included on the list is Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette, which stars the incredibly cute and widely-loathed Kirsten Dunst, as well as Pedro Almodóvar's eagerly awaited Volver and The Caiman, a "skewering of Italian media mogul and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi" by Cannes veteran Nanni Moretti.

Also expected to screen at the festival, though not necessarily in competition, are Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley and, if they can be finished in time, Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation and Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. David Lynch, too, is rumored to be struggling to finish his Inland Empire, a film that was once considered a competition lock.
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