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Apr 16, 2015

68th Cannes Film Festival Lineup Revealed


The lineup for 2015 Cannes Film Festival which will kick off on May 13th has been announced earlier today in a press conference. The competition jury (yet to be revealed) is headed by the Coen brothers of course. The festival will open with "La Tete Haute" by Emmanuelle Bercot (playing out of competition), revealed three days ago. This would be the second female-directed film to open the festival since... the 80's!

Several of the titles in competiton were expected to make it with a few curiously missing out. They usually continue to add more films as the festival nears, its like a Cannes tradition so at least three more may be included in the main slate. Jacques Audiard's new film along with Todd Haynes (Carol), Hou Hsiao Hsien (The Assassin), Joachim Trier (Louder than Bombs) and Paolo Sorrentino (Youth) will be vying for the Palme d'Or. Some other regular filmmakers are included as well, like Hirokazu Kore-eda, Nanni Moretti, Matteo Garrone and Jia Zhang-ke. A great lineup from what I can well, presume. Cannot wait for the Cannes madness to start.

Other than the main selection, there are films like George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, Woody Allen's Irrational Man and Pixar's Inside Out playing out of competition.

Below is the full list:


IN COMPETITION:-

1. Jacques AUDIARD - DHEEPAN (TEMPORARY TITLE)
2. Stéphane BRIZÉ - LA LOI DU MARCHÉ (A SIMPLE MAN)
3. Valérie DONZELLI - MARGUERITE ET JULIEN (MARGUERITE AND JULIEN)
4. Matteo GARRONE - IL RACCONTO DEI RACCONTI (THE TALE OF TALES)
5. Todd HAYNES - CAROL
6. HOU Hsiao Hsien - NIE YINNIANG (THE ASSASSIN)
7. JIA Zhang-Ke - SHAN HE GU REN (MOUTAINS MAY DEPART)
8. KORE-EDA Hirokazu - UMIMACHI DIARY (OUR LITTLE SISTER)
9. Justin KURZEL - MACBETH
10. Yorgos LANTHIMOS - THE LOBSTER
11. MAÏWENN - MON ROI
12. Nanni MORETTI - MIA MADRE
13. László NEMES - SAUL FIA (SON OF SAUL)
14. Paolo SORRENTINO - YOUTH
15. Joachim TRIER - LOUDER THAN BOMBS
16. Gus VAN SANT - THE SEA OF TREES
17. Denis VILLENEUVE - SICARIO

UN CERTAIN REGARD:- 

1. Samuel BENCHETRIT - ASPHALTE
2. Neeraj GHAYWAN - MASAAN (FLY AWAY SOLO)
3. Grímur HÁKONARSON - HRÚTAR (RAMS)
4. KUROSAWA Kiyoshi - KISHIBE NO TABI (JOURNEY TO THE SHORE)
5. Laurent LARIVIÈRE - JE SUIS UN SOLDAT (I AM A SOLDIER)
6. Dalibor MATANIC - ZVIZDAN (THE HIGH SUN)
7. Roberto MINERVINI - THE OTHER SIDE
8. Radu MUNTEAN - UN ETAJ MAI JOS (ONE FLOOR BELOW)
9. OH Seung-Uk - MU-ROE-HAN (THE SHAMELESS)
10. David PABLOS - LAS ELEGIDAS (THE CHOSEN ONES)
11. Ida PANAHANDEH - NAHID
12. Corneliu PORUMBOIU - COMOARA (THE TREASURE)
13. Gurvinder SINGH - CHAUTHI KOOT (THE FOURTH DIRECTION)
14. SHIN Suwon - MADONNA
15. Alice WINOCOUR - MARYLAND

OUT OF COMPETITION:-

1. Woody ALLEN - IRRATIONAL MAN
2. Pete DOCTER, Ronaldo DEL CARMEN - INSIDE OUT
3. Emmanuelle BERCOT - LA TÊTE HAUTE (STANDING TALL) *Opening Film*
4. George MILLER - MAD MAX : FURY ROAD
5. Mark OSBORNE - THE LITTLE PRINCE

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS:-

1. HONG Won-Chan - O PISEU (OFFICE)
2. Asif KAPADIA - AMY

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:-

1. Souleymane CISSE - OKA
2. Elad KEIDAN - HAYORED LEMA’ALA
3. Nathalie PORTMAN - SIPUR AL AHAVA VE CHOSHECH (A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS)
4. Barbet SCHROEDER - AMNESIA
5. Pavle VUCKOVIC - PANAMA

NOTE: For the full lineup (revealed after I posted), please visit my Letterboxd list here.