As we get closer and closer to the big, Da Vinci Code-aided opening of the Cannes Film Festival next month, details continue to trickle out about additional films and events. Probably most interesting to mainstream American movie fans is the recent announcement that Dreamgirlswill be show for the first time in Cannes. Ok, not all of it -- but still, 20 minutes of Dreamgirls is nothing to sneeze at, right? DreamWorks and Paramount are going whole-hog with this one, bringing not only the footage, but also stars Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles (and her jelly) along to promote the film, which opens in December.

In other Cannes news, films are still being added to the Un Certain Regard and Directors Fortnight sections of the Festival, including Korean film The Host, which is one of the first revealed as part of the latter. A monster movie about "a mutant creature that inhabits Seoul's Han River and a half-witted father trying to rescue his daughter from the monster's clutches" (that's a bit of the awesome poster up there), the film is apparently being looked forward to eagerly by fans of director Bong Joon-ho. In addition, Two Thirty 7, an Australian film that "[recounts] a day in the lives of six high-school kids culminating in the suicide of one of them," has been added to Un Certain Regard, while Adrian Caetano's Chronicle of a Flight has been moved from Un Certain Regard into the Competition.
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