AP 2015 CANNES COVERAGE ADVISORY

The Associated Press is planning full, all-platform coverage of the Cannes International Film Festival, Wednesday through May 24. AP's team of text reporters, photographers and videographers will be on the ground for the duration to provide daily coverage of the annual French Riviera spectacle, the world's most glamorous film fest.

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AP writers Jake Coyle, Jill Lawless and Nekesa Moody will provide a combination of spot stories, feature items and themed pieces. We also plan a series of Cannes Watch items — shorter, lighter fare from around the festival, including the fashion and party scenes. All text stories will be slugged BC-EU--France-Cannes-XXXX. Additional stories will move each day as developments warrant. Most text stories will be filed by the AP's Europe Desk in London. All text stories will be illustrated with photos and many will have video links. More specific planning will be included on the daily Entertainment Digest. Here's a rundown of daily TEXT coverage highlights...

Monday, May 11

CANNES-PREVIEW — A curtain raiser previewing the 68th Cannes Film Festival, photos.

CANNES-FASHION — The glamour kicks off early in Cannes with a Dior cruise show amid the backdrop of the stunning architecture of Palais Bulles, photos.

Tuesday, May 12

CANNES-THIERRY FREMAUX — An interview with the festival director Thierry Fremaux, photos.

Wednesday, May 13

CANNES-OPENING DAY — The festival kicks off with the introduction of Joel and Ethan Coen's jury and the opening night premiere of Emmanuelle Bercot's "Standing Tall," photos.

Thursday, May 14

CANNES-CHARLIZE THERON — An interview with the "Mad Max: Fury Road" star, photos.

CANNES-TALE OF TALES: Coverage of Matteo Garrone's latest film, starring Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly, photos.

CANNES-OUR LITTLE SISTER — Kore-eda Hirokazu premieres "Our Little Sister," photos.

Friday, May 15

CANNES-WOODY ALLEN — Woody Allen's latest, "Irrational Man," premieres, photos.

CANNES-NETFLIX — Ted Sarandos, chief content officer of Netflix, speaks about the streaming service's expanding film ambitions, photos.

CANNES-THE LOBSTER — Yorgos Lanthimos premieres "The Lobster," with Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, photos.

Saturday, May 16

CANNES-THE SEA OF TREES — Gus Van Sant premieres "The Sea of Trees," starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe, photos.

CANNES-MY MOTHER — Nanni Moretti premieres "My Mother," starring John Turturro, photos.

Sunday, May 17

CANNES-AMY WINEHOUSE — A documentary on Amy Winehouse, "Amy," premieres, photos.

CANNES-CAROL — Todd Haynes premieres "Carol," starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, photos.

CANNES-NATALIE PORTMAN — Natalie Portman premieres her directorial debut, photos.

Monday, May 18

CANNES-INSIDE OUT — The latest Pixar film "Inside Out" plays at the festival, photos.

Tuesday, May 19

CANNES-MIDWAY — A midway wrap of the festival, photos.

CANNES-SICARIO — Denis Villeneuve premieres "Sicario," starring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro, photos.

CANNES-LOUNDER THAN BOMBS — Joachim Trier premieres "Louder Than Bombs," with Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, photos.

Wednesday, May 20

CANNES-YOUTH — Coverage of Paolo Sorrentino's follow-up to his Oscar-winning "The Great Beauty," starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, photos.

CANNES-MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART — Jia Zhang-ke premieres "Mountains May Depart," photos.

Thursday, May 21

CANNES-AMFAR — Coverage of amfAR's starry annual gala, photos.

CANNES-MICHAEL FASSBENDER — An interview with Michael Fassbender on "Macbeth," photos.

CANNES-DHEEPAN — Jacques Audiard premieres "Dheepan," photos.

Friday, May 22

CANNES-MACBETH — An adaptation of the Shakespeare tragedy premieres, photos.

Saturday, May 23

CANNES-PALME PREVIEW — A look at the favorites to win the prestigious Palme d'Or

CANNES-UN CERTAIN REGARD — The winner of the Un Certain Regard category is announced, photos.

Sunday, May 24

CANNES-AWARDS — The winner of the Palme d'Or and other top awards are announced, photos.

Monday, May 25

CANNES-BREAKOUTS — A look at breakout performers from the festival, photos.

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Tuesday, May 12

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CANNES — Fashion house Dior launch their Cruise collection in Cannes ahead of this year's film festival.

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CANNES — Final preps underway for this year's Cannes Film Festival.

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CANNES — Festival director Thierry Fremaux talks about this year's lineup and expected highlights.

Wednesday, May 13

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CANNES — This year's jury lead by the Coen brothers, hold a press conference ahead of the festival opening.

CANNES — A press conference is held fopening film "Standing Tall" (La Tete Haute") from French filmmaker Emmanuelle Bercot

TBC CANNES — Sit down with Chinese actress and L'Oreal ambassador Fan Bing Bing

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CANNES — "Standing Tall" opens the 2015 Cannes Film festival, staring Catherine Denueuve as a judge dealing with a juvenile delinquent.

Thursday, May 14

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TBC CANNES — Sit down with Chinese actress and L'Oreal ambassador Gong Li

CANNES — Hirokazu Kore-Eda Hirokazu premieres his drama "Our Little Sister," at the Cannes Film Festival.

CANNES — Tom Hardy and Charlise Theron attend a press conference for "Mad Max: Fury Road"

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CANNES — George Miller premieres his out of competition post-apocalyptic action film "Mad Max: Fury Road," starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Friday, May 15

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CANNES — Matteo Garrone premieres his in-competition film "Tale of Tales," with stars Vincent Cassell and Salma Hayek.

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The True Cost photocall

CANNES — Hungarian filmmaker László Nemes premieres "Son of Saul," which follows a Hungarian prisoner working as a member of a Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz crematoriums.

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CANNES — Woody Allen premieres his mystery comedy-drama "Irrational Man," starring Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

Saturday, May 16

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CANNES — Yorgos Lanthimos premieres science fiction rom-com "The Lobster," starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.

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CANNES — Nanni Moretti premiere his in-competition movie "Mia Madre," which he directs and stars in.

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CANNES — Natalie Portman presents her out of completion film "A Tale of Love and Darkness," a drama based on the memoir of Amos Oz.

CANNES — Filmmaker Gus Van Sant premieres his in-competition film "The Sea of Trees," starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanable and Naomi Watts.

Sunday, May 17

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CANNES — Filmmaker Todd Haynes premieres his romantic drama "Carol," in Cannes, with stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara.

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Monday, May 18

CANNES — Actress and director Maiwenn premiere her in-competition drama "Mon Roi," starring Vincent Cassel.

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CANNES — Stephane Brize premieres his French drama "The Measure of a Man" starring Vincent Lindon.

CANNES — Sit down with American actress and L'Oreal ambassador Andie McDowell

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CANNES — Directors Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen premiere their out of competition 3D animation "Inside Out," starring voice overs from Diane Lane and Amy Poehler.

CANNES_arrivals from Cannes annual Calvin Klein: Women in Film event

Tuesday, May 19

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Calvin Klein hold their annual Women in Film event at the festival

CANNES — Cannes in-competition premiere of director Joachum Trier's film "Louder than Bombs," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert.

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CANNES — Director Villeneuve premieres his in-competition crime drama "Sicario," starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin.

Wednesday, May 20

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TBC CANNES — Guests arrive at the annual De Grisogono party.

CANNES — Valérie Donzelli premieres her in-competition drama "Marguerite et Julien" in Cannes.

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CANNES — Paolo Sorrentino premieres his in-competition drama "Youth," With Rachel Weisz, Michael Caine and Jane Fonda.

Thursday, May 21

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CANNES — Chinese director Jia Zhang-Ke premieres his in-competition movie "Mountains May Depart," in Cannes.

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CANNES — L'oreal's first Asian-American spokeswoman SooJoo Park makes her Cannes debut.

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CANNES — Director Jacques Audiard premieres his latest offering "Dheepan," a film partly inspired by Montesquieu's Persian Letters, starring Vincent Rottiers.

CANNES — Arrivals from this year's AmfAR gala. Expected attendees include Sharon Stone, Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aishwarya Rai and Rosario Dawson.

Friday, May 22

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CANNES — Hou Hsiao Hsien martial arts movie "The Assassin" premieres in Cannes, with stars Shu Qi and Chang Chen.

CANNES — Highlights from the AmfAR auction.

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CANNES — Guillaume Nicloux premieres drama "Valley of Love," in Cannes starring Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert.

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TBC CANNES — Director Mark Osborne shows his fantasy animation "The Little Prince," out of competition in Cannes starring James Franco and Marion Cotillard.

Saturday, May 23

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CANNES — Producer and director Michel Franco premieres "Chronic," starring Tim Roth and Bitsie Tulloch.

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CANNES — Justin Kurzel's big screen adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," premieres in Cannes, with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.

Sunday May 24

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CANNES — Director Luc Jacquet premieres his documentary "Ice and The Sky," which is also selected as this year's closing film.

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— Text: Steve Loeper, sloeper@ap.org.

— Photo: Lynn Carratt, lcarratt@ap.org.

— Video: Louise Dixon, ldixon@ap.org.

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