Cannes Film Festival: Wes Anderson, Ken Loach Among Big Names Competing At Festival

Wes Anderson, Ken Loach, Todd Haynes and Wim Wenders are among the directors who will compete for the top prize at next month's Cannes film festival, where a spate of hollywood stars will also premiere their latest works on the famed Croisette waterfront.

At a press conference, Festival Director Thierry Fremaux announced the line-up for the 76th edition of major cinema showcase from May 16-27.

Nineteen films will vie for the festival's coveted Palme D'or prize, of which six are directed by women.

There would also be a special tribute to ford's career at the festival.