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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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.