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Eastwood's next film gets Cannes applause

india Updated: May 21, 2008 12:39 IST
Clint Eastwood

The Changeling

, Clint Eastwood's latest film starring Angelina Jolie, got a warm round of applause on Tuesday at its press screening in Cannes where it is competing for the top prize.

The Changeling

, to get its official premiere later in the day, tells the story of single mother Christine Collins (Jolie) in 1920s California whose nine-year-old son Walter goes missing.

Months later police turn up with a boy they say is Walter, whom Christine takes home, but she knows in her heart he is not Walter.

Helped by community activist Gustav Briegleb (Malkovich), she battles against all the odds to prove it and in doing so brings down an entire police department.

Eastwood is back in Cannes vying for the Palme d'Or in spite of mixed acclaim here for his 2003 entry

Mystic River