French film Fanfan La Tulipe, has been chosen to open this year's CANNES FILM FESTIVAL on May 14 (03).

The movie stars sultry Spanish actress and Tom Cruise's girlfriend Penelope Cruz and Swiss actor Vincent Perez.

The film was made by GERARD KRAWCZYK, who made the film TAXI.

The film goes on general release in France on the same day. It marks Cruz's return to French-language features after working in Hollywood and in her native Spain.