'This Must be the Place', the new Irish-made drama starring Oscar winners Sean Penn and Frances McDormand, will have its world premiere and screen in competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

The last Irish film to screen in competition at Cannes was the Palme d’Or-winning 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley' in 2006.

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, 'This Must be the Place' tells the story of Cheyenne (Penn), a former rock star living in Dublin whose father's death brings him back to the US for a voyage of discovery.

You can watch outtakes from 'This Must be the Place' by clicking on the link on your left.

The film was shot in Dublin and the US and also stars Irish actors Eve Hewson, Kerry Condon and Simon Delaney, alongside Judd Hirsch and David Byrne.

Commenting on selection for Cannes, the film's producers, Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe of Element Pictures, said: "We are thrilled that 'This Must be the Place' has been selected for competition in Cannes, the most prestigious film festival in the world.

"There is no greater vote of confidence in the film and in Ireland's ability to produce world class films for the international audience.

"Element's involvement in 'This Must be the Place' was made possible by the backing of the Irish Film Board and Section 481, for which we are very grateful."

The Cannes Film Festival runs from 11 to 21 May.

'This Must be the Place' will be released in Irish cinemas later this year.