Wong Kar Wai's Blueberry Nights to open this year's film festival

Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature “My Blueberry Nights” will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 16.

Norah Jones makes her acting debut as a woman who travels across America in search of love, meeting some extraordinary characters along the way.

The cast also includes British talent Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Tim Roth alongside Natalie Portman and Ed Harris.

Kar Wai, whose credits include ‘In The Mood For Love’ and ‘2046’, is the first Chinese director to open the festival, which is in its 60th year.

Favorites for the Palme d’Or are Gus van Sant’s ‘Paranoid Park’ and Emir Kusturica’s ‘Promise Me This.’

As in recent years, there’s a strong American presence at the festival with films by Abel Ferrara, William Friedkin, Gregg Araki and Quentin Tarantino, whose Death Proof section of the Grindhouse double feature will receive it’s European premier there.

The 60th Cannes film festival runs May 16-27.