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64th Cannes Film Festival Official Selection is Announced

This morning The 64th Film Festival line up was announced with a toal of 49 films to be shown over the 11 day festival which kicks off next month on 11th May. The films this year are featured in four categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition and Special Screenings which also includes the  Midnight Screenings with Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris having this years honours of  been the opening movie.

A Cannes Film Festival would nt be a Cannes Film Festival without some sort of input from Lars Von Trier and this year his sci-fi flick Melancholia will play in the competition category along with Terrence Malick’s Tree Of Life which now looks like it will make its world premiere in South Of France now instead of UK & Ireland. The movies in the same category include Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn, Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE his biggest movie to date and stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Issac.In the Un Certain Regard next to Gus Van Sant‘s Restless , a movie which was to be released last month but disappeared of the face of the earth and now to premiere in Cannes.

The full list of movies you can find below, there’s a massive list and some of the filmmakers I never mentioned but are making an appearance at the festival are Bruno Dumont, Takashi Miike, the Dardenne Brothers, Pedro Almodovar, Lynne Ramsey. Its good this year the festival has learned its lesson from last years fiasco of no female filmmakers in line for the Palme d’or with 4 directors including Lynne Ramsey with We Need To Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton, John C Rielly, Japan’s Naomi Kawase, France’s Maiwenn Le Besco and the Australian Julia Leigh are also in line to win the trophy a panel chaired by Robert De Niro.

Opening Film
Midnight In Paris, dir. Woody Allen (Out of Competition)

Competition
The Skin I Live In, dir. Pedro Almodovar
House of Tolerance (L’apollonide – Souvenirs de la maison close), dir. Bertrand Bonello
Pater, dir. Alain Cavalier
Footnote, dir. Joseph Cedar
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu ), dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin Au Velo), dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Le Havre, dir. Aki Kaurismaki
Hanezu No Tsuki, dir. Naomi Kawase
Sleeping Beauty, dir. Julia Leigh
Poliss, dir. Maiwenn
The Tree of Life, dir. Terrence Malick
La Source des Femmes, dir. Radu Mihaileanu
Hara-kiri: Death Of A Samurai, dir. Takashi Miike
We Have a Pope (Habemus Papum), dir. Nanni Moretti
We Need to Talk About Kevin, dir. Lynne Ramsay
Michael, dir. Markus Schleinzer
This Must Be The Place, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Melancholia, dir. Lars Von Trier
Drive, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Out Of Competition
The Conquest, dir. Xavier Durringer
The Beaver, dir. Jodie Foster
The Artist, dir. Michel Hazanavicius
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, dir. Rob Marshall

Un Certain Regard
Restless, dir. Gus Van Sant [opening film]
The Hunter, dir. Bakur Bakuradeze
Halt auf freier Strecke, dir. Andreas Dresen
Hors Satan, dir. Bruno Dumont
Martha Marcy May Marlene, dir. Sean Durkin
The Snows of Kilamanjaro, dir. Robert Guedeguian
Skoonheid, dir. Oliver Hermanus
The Day He Arrives, dir. Hong Sang-soo
Bonsai, dir. Cristian Jimenez
Tatsumi, dir. Eric Koo
Arirang, dir. Kim Ki-duk
Where Do We Go Now?, dir. Nadine Labaki
Loverboy, dir. Catalin Mitulescu
Yellow Sea, dir. Na Hong-jin
Miss Bala, dir. Gerardo Naranjo
Trabalhar Cansa, dirs. Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
L’exercice de l’etat, dir. Pierre Schoeller
Toomelah, dir. Ivan Sen
Oslo, August 31, dir. Joachim Trier

Midnight Screenings
Wu Xia, dir. Chan Peter Ho-Sun
Dias De Gracia, dir. Tekla Taidelli

Special Screenings
Labrador, dir. Frederikke Aspock
Le Maitre Des Forges De L’Enfer, dir. Rithy Panh
Michel Petrucciani, dir. Michael Radford
Tous Au Larzac, dir. Christian Rouaud

Cannes Film Festival runs May 11th to May 22nd.

Source: The Guardian


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