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The newest curveball in US comic Bill Murray’s profession — a movie about his showtunes collaboration with a German cellist — was among the many additions to the Cannes Movie Competition introduced Thursday.

Murray, who has had one of many least predictable careers in movie historical past, teamed up with cellist Jan Vogler in 2017 to carry out plenty of US theatrical requirements.

A ensuing live performance movie, “New Worlds, the Cradle of a Civilization” can have a particular screening on the pageant, which has been postponed from its regular Could slot to July 6-17.

Additionally showing outdoors the official competitors is the newest animated characteristic from Ari Folman, Israeli director of the beloved “Waltz with Bashir” that electrified Cannes in 2008. 

Folman’s newest, “The place is Anne Frank?” follows the journey of Kitty, the imaginary buddy from Frank’s famend diary of her time attempting to evade the Nazis as a toddler in wartime Amsterdam.

Enfant horrible Gaspar Noe can also be returning to Cannes, the place his transgressive movies, from the drug-fuelled “Climax” to the 3D pornfest “Love”, have made him a fixture on the world’s main movie get-collectively. 

Noe’s newest, “Vortex”, stars one other grasp of shock cinema, Italian director Dario Argento, and will run within the new Cannes Premier part of the pageant.

The bumper crop of movies follows the pandemic-induced cancellation of final yr’s edition. 

The official choice was introduced final week, with 24 movies from famend names equivalent to Wes Anderson, Nanni Moretti and Sean Penn, competing for the Palme d’Or and the love of a jury headed by Spike Lee. 

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