Out of an original field ofsix, five finalists for
Meanwhile, three films havebeen shortlisted for best first film. They are: Alex by Jose Alcala, Directors' Fortnightselection Cold Showers by Anthony Corider and Lucille Hadzihalilovic'sInnocence.
The nominees originallyannounced in November varied slightly from the final list announced Friday withboth Innocence and L'Intrus makinglast-minute appearances.
The Louis Delluc prize was created in 1937 and is handed out by ajury led by Cannes Festival president Gilles Jacob. Awarded at Fouquet'srestaurant on the Champs-Elysees, the trophies markthe beginning of the French award season and are often a harbinger of whichfilms will take home Cesars in January.