Blindness to open Cannes

Two American girls find themselves trapped in a terrifying makeshift hospital by a retired surgeon,Dr. Heiter. The doctor explains that he is retired surgeon who had specialized in separating Siamese twins. However the girls are not about to be separated, but joined together in a horrific operation. He plans to be the first to connect people, one to the next, via their gastric system, and in doing so bring to life his sick lifetime fantasy: the human centipede.

‘City of God’ director Fernando Mereilles’s ‘Blindness’ will open the Cannes Film Festival.

The adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Nobel Prize-winning novel focuses on an epidemic that leaves victims suffering from white blindness. The film will be screened on May 14th when the festival opens.

Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal star in the film.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 14 to 25.

EXTRAs:Other films that will screen at Cannes include Clint Eastwood’s ‘Changeling’, Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ and Barry Levinson’s satire ‘What Just Happened?’