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Apr 17, 2014

67th Cannes Film Festival Main Lineup Revealed

Another year, another festival... Nope! Its Cannes Film Festival madness time and to start it off, the lineup for this year was announced today. Two days earlier, the official poster for 2014 was revealed. A beautiful and striking pose from Fellini's masterpiece, "8 1/2" featuring the gorgeous Marcello Mastroianni. Its relatively easier to predict most of the films that might get into the festival since nobody has seen them to determine their worth on the bases of the quality. Some of the films that I predicted to be in-competition ended up being in different categories. Prominent example include David Michod's THE ROVER which is getting a midnight screening. Also Ryan Gosling's directorial debut LOST RIVER (previously titled How to Catch a Monster) is going to be in Un Certain Regard category. I am personally surprised to see Ned Benson's THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY in the same category as well because I wasn't expecting that film to be in Cannes at all. The Jessica Chastain starer has been teasing me for two years now, such an exciting premise. Zhang Yimou's COMING HOME is going to be screened Out of Competition. So is, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2.

If we talk about the In Competition entries than as expected, we have the new films by David Cronenberg, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach, Olivier Assayas, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Dardenne Brothers, Xavier Dolan, Jean-Luc Godard, Bennett Miller, Michel Hazanavicius, Tommy Lee Jones and others. Both In Competition and Un Certain Regard looks quite exciting with potentially significant films by prolific filmmakers. GRACE OF MONACO is going to be the opening film of the festival, expect a star-studded affair. Jane Campion is the Jury President of this year's main competition. As usual, my eyes would be glued for critical responses and general reception these films are going to get. The festival will take place between the 14th and the 25th of May. Here is to another year of Cannes mania and may the best film win Palme d'Or.

Below is the full list of films that are In Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition or getting special screenings:-

Note: Expect some more inclusions since they usually add titles before the festival happens.


- "Clouds of Sils Maria" (Olivier Assayas)
- "Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller)
- "Goodbye to Language 3D" (Jean-Luc Godard)
- "Jimmy's Hall" (Ken Loach)
- "Le Meraviglie" (Alice Rohrwacher)
- "Leviathan" (Andrey Zvyagintsev)
- "Maps to the Stars" (David Cronenberg)
- "Mommy" (Xavier Dolan)
- "Mr. Turner" (Mike Leigh)
- "Saint Laurent" (Bertrand Bonello)
- "Still the Water" (Naomi Kawase)
- "The Captive" (Atom Egoyan)
- "The Homesman" (Tommy Lee Jones)
- "The Search" (Michel Hazanavicius)
- "Timbuktu" (Abderrahmane Sissako)
- "Two Days, One Night" (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
- "Wild Tales" (Damian Szifron)
- "Winter Sleep" (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)


- "A Girl at My Door" (July Jung)
- "Amour Fou" (Jessica Hausner)
- "Bird People" (Pascale Ferran)
- "Charlie's Country" (Rolf de Heer)
- "Fantasia" (Wang Chao)
- "Harcheck Mi Headro" (Keren Yedaya)
- "Hermosa Juventud" (Jaime Rosales)
- "Incompresa" (Asia Argento)
- "Jaujo" (Lisandro Alonso)
- "Lost River" (Ryan Gosling)
- "Party Girl" (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger & Samuel Theis)
- "Run" (Philippe Lacote)
- "Snow in Paradise" (Andrew Hulme)
- "The Blue Room" (Mathieu Amalric)
- "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby" (Ned Benson)
- "The Salt of the Earth" (Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
- "Titli" (Kanu Behl)
- "Tourist" (Ruben Ostlund)
- "Xenia" (Panos Koutras)


- "Coming Home" (Zhang Yimou)
- "How to Train Your Dragon 2" (Dean DeBlois)
- "Les Gens du Monde" (Yves Jeuland)


- "Grace of Monaco" (Olivier Dahan) [Opening Night Gala]

- "The Rover" (David Michod) [Midnight Screening]
- "The Salvation" (Kristian Levring) [Midnight Screening]
- "The Target" (Yoon Hong Seung) [Midnight Screening]

- "Caricaturistes - Fantassins de la Democratie" (Stephanie Valloatto)
- "Eau Argentee" (Mohammed Ossama)
- "Maidan" (Sergei Loznitsa)
- "Red Army" (Polsky Gabe)
- "The Bridges of Sarajevo" (Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Karmen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec & Teresa Villaverde)

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