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The festival has kicked off with a gritty social drama – but today it’s back in blockbuster territory with Mad Max: Fury Road.

As the dystopian action film franchise returns after 30 years, can director George Miller improve on the original? Nicholas Barber gives his verdict.

As Australia takes part in the Song Contest for the first time, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore asks whether it could take home the top prize.

As the red carpet is rolled out on the Riviera, BBC Culture lines up the movies that will light up the world’s biggest and best film festival this year.

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