Looks like a no of heavyweight auteurs are competing for the Golden Palm this year. The festival opens on May 13 with Pixa'r "UP" (for the first time in the history of the festival) and closes on May 24th with Coco Chanel&Igor Stravinsky.
India like every year is missing in action. But, I'm sure, it hardly bothers our "creative mainstream Industry" they will still land up at the festival through the Indian Booth section and our media will report their presence as if they just conquered Mt Everest- even if most people fail to recognize them." We make films for masses not film festivals" is one of the favorite cliches of our Industry. So without further ado...let's move on to the lineup. The Director’s Fortnight and Critics Week will be announced tomorrow.
"Bright Star," Jane Campion (Australia/UK/France).
"Spring Fever," Lou Ye (China/France).
"Antichrist," Lars von Trier (Denmark/Sweden/France/Italy).
"Enter the Void," Gaspar Noé (France).
"Face" ("Visages"), Tsai Ming-liang (France/Taiwan/Netherlands/Belgium).
"Les ferbes folles" ("Wild Reeds") Alain Resnais (France/Italy).
"In the Beginning," Xavier Giannoli (France).
"A Prophet," Jacques Audiard (France).
"The White Ribbon," Michael Haneke (Germany/Austria/France).
"Vengeance," Johnnie To (Hong Kong/France/US).
"The Time That Remains," Elia Suleiman (Israel/France/Belgium/Italy).
"Vincere," Marco Bellocchio (Italy/France).
"Kinatay," Brillante Mendoza (Philippines).
"Thirst," Park Chan-wook (South Korea/US).
"Broken Embraces," Pedro Almodóvar (Spain).
"Map of the Sounds of Tokyo," Isabel Coixet (Spain).
"Fish Tank," Andrea Arnold (UK/Netherlands).
"Looking for Eric," Ken Loach (UK/France/Belgium/Italy).
"Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino (US).
"Taking Woodstock," Ang Lee (US).
Out of Competition
"Agora," Alejandro Amenábar (Spain/US).
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," Terry Gilliam (Canada/France).
"L'armée du crime" ("The Army of Crime"), Robert Guédiguian (France).
Un Certain Regard
"À Deriva" ("Adrift"), Heitor Dhalia (Brazil).
"Air Doll," Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan).
"Demain des l'aube," Denis Dercourt ().
"Dogtooth," Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece).
"Eyes Wide Open," Haim Tabakman (Israel/Germany).
"Independence," Raya Martin (Philippines).
"Irene," Alain Cavalier (France).
"Mother," Bong Joon-ho (South Korea).
"Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats," Bahman Ghobadi (Iran).
"Nymph," Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Thailand).
"Le père de mes enfants," Mia Hansen-Love (France/Germany).
"Politist, Adjectiv," Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania).
"Precious," Lee Daniels (US).
"Samson and Delilah," Warwick Thornton (Australia).
"The Silent Army," Jean van de Velde (Netherlands).
"Tales from the Golden Age," Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioanna Uricaru (Romania).
"Tale in the Darkness," Nikolay Khomeriki (Russia).
"Tzar," Pavel Lounguine (Russia).
"Los Viajes del Viento," Ciro Guerra (Colombia).
"Morrer Como um Homem," João Pedro Rodrigues ().
"Panique au village" ("A Town Called Panic"), Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar ().
"Drag Me to Hell," Sam Raimi (US).
"Ne te retourne pas" ("Don't Come Back"), Marina de Van (Belgium/France/Italy/Luxembourg).
"My Neighbor, My Killer," Anne Aghion (US).
"Manila," Adolfo Alix, Jr and Raya Martin (Philippines).
"Min Ye," Souleymane Cissé (Mali).
"L'épine dans le coeur," Michel Gondry (France).
"Petition," Zhao Liang.
"Kalat Hayam" ("Jaffa"), Keren Yedaya (France/Germany/Israel)
Bong Joon Ho's Mother trailer
Park Chan Wook's Thirst Trailer
Lars Von Trier's Antichrist Trailer
Anurag Kashyap Interview
The Face of French Cinema has changed- Jean Luc Godard
* Third Issue coming up soon.