Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference for The Great Gatsby before the opening of the 66th Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The 66th Cannes Film Festival began last night with a gala screening of Baz Luhrmann’s much-promoted adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s (...)

Workers sets up a giant 66th Cannes Film Festival official poster at the front of the Palais des Festivals, showing Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the set of  A New Kind of Love  in 1963. The Cannes Film Festival starts today. Photograph: Lionel Cironneau/AP

Cast a quick glance about Cannes tonight and you could be forgiven for deducing that Hollywood bosses the world’s greatest film festival. For t(...)