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2006-05-22 08:16:53

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Veteran Spanish director Pedro Almodovar leads the early running in Cannes this year with his bitter-sweet comedy "Volver," as European cinema overshadows Hollywood at the world's biggest film festival. Also catching critics' eye as the annual orgy of pictures, publicity and parties reached the halfway point on Monday is a first-time filmmaker from Britain, Andrea Arnold, with "Red Road" and Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan with "Iklimler"...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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