Catherine Deneuve Rom-Com ‘The Beloved’ to Close Cannes

Festival also named Egypt Cannes’ first “guest country”

The big news coming out of the Cannes Film Festival on its closing night will be the winner of the Palme d'Or – but after its awards ceremony the festival always presents one last film, which this year will be "Les Bien-aimes" ("The Beloved") with Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroianni, Milos Forman and Paul Schneider.

Christophe HonoreThe romantic comedy was directed by Christophe Honore (left), whose other films include "Les chansons d'amour," a 2007 Cannes premiere. His new film is set in Paris, Prague and London and is divided between the 1960s, the 1980s and the end of the 20th century.

Cannes organizers announced the closing-night attraction on Thursday, and are expected to still make a few additions to this year's program. 

In another Thursday Cannes announcement, the festival will hold a tribute to Egyptian cinema to kick off what is projected to be an annual tribute to the cinema of a single country, dubbed the "guest country" each year. The May 18 event will screen "18 jours," a collection of 10 short films based on the revolution in Egypt earlier this year.

Egyptian films have also been added to the Cannes Classics and Cinema de la Plage programs.

Additional special screenings will include the Josh Tickell documentary "The Big Fix," produced by Peter Fonda, and "Plus jamais peur," a documentary from Mourad Ben Cheikh about the recent revolution in Tunisia.

The festival opens on May 11 and runs through May 22.