Two-time Cannes winner Bruno Dumont will direct "L'Empire," a story about evil set in the unspoilt wilds of Northern France.
This August, Spanish director Chema de la Pena rolls on "23-F," the first movie about the most recent military uprising in Western Europe.
Governmental austerity cuts have claimed a movie victim in Spain: newly-hiked subsidy caps for national movies.
Euro major StudioCanal has rolled out major sales across its Cannes lineup, led by Competition titles "The Princess of Montpensier" and "Outside the Law."
Philippe Bober's sales outfit Coproduction Office has rolled out deals on "Le Quattro volte."
Beating out strong contenders, South Korean comedy "Hahaha," from writer-director Hong Sang-soo, took the top Un Certain Regard Prize.
FIPRESCI plaudits go to one outstanding film in Cannes Competition, Un Certain Regard and either Directors' Fortnight or Critics' Week.
The 2010 Cannes film market introduced no radical shifts -- but it offered a series of small innovations that could be laying the groundwork for major changes.
"Lily Sometimes," directed by France's Fabienne Berthaud, and Belgian Olivier Masset-Depasse's "Illegal" took top kudos at the 42nd Cannes Directors' Fortnight.
The Seville European Film Festival, one of the fastest-growing film meets in Europe, will host a Wild Tulips focus on recent Dutch pics.