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Film festival devoid of moguls

The glitterati of the cinema world are rubbing shoulders again in Cannes but most Hollywood moguls have steered clear of this year's film festival, Reuter reports from Cannes. The 11-day competition for the prestigious Golden Palm award opens today. Clint Eastwood is chairing the jury.