Apr 172015


There have been a wave of announcements and reveals in the last 24 hours – a new Star Wars teaser, news that Ryan Gosling is in negotiations to star in the Blade Runner sequel – but the most exciting news for us is the announcement of the roster for the 68th Cannes Film Festival, which is set to run May 13-24.

This year’s intriguing line-up has an international selection of Cannes veterans and some former prize winners in Paolo Sorrentino (Youth), Jacques Audiard (Dheepan), Matteo Garrone (The Tale of Tales), Hou Hsiao Hsien (The Assassin), Jia Zhang-Ke (Mountains May Depart), Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Our Little Sister), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) and Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre) as well as exciting new films from Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Todd Haynes (Carol), Gus Van Sant (The Sea of Trees), Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and Joachim Trier (Louder than Bombs).

Our most anticipated are the Sorrentino (This Must Be The Place and Oscar winner The Great Beauty), who is teaming up with Michael Caine and Jane Fonda for Youth, Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy), working here with Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin), Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There), who has a likely-Oscar contender in Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Trier, whose last film was the unforgettable Oslo, August 31, and Kore-Eda (Like Father, Like Son and I Wish), whose films are a joy so rare to find. 

Making out of competition appearances are Woody Allen with his new film Irrational Man, Pete Docter with Pixar’s Inside Out, and George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road. Asif Kapadia, the director of Senna, brings his documentary about Amy Winehouse to the Midnight section, while Natalie Portman’s directorial debut will feature in the Special Screening section.

The Coen Bros are the presidents of the Jury that will preside over the Official Competition. There has been no closing film announced yet, but La Tete Haute by Emmanuelle Bercot will open the festival.

Check out the full line-ups, including the Un Certain Regard, after the jump:


Dheepan (working title), dir: Jacques Audiard
A Simple Man, dir: Stephane Brize
Marguerite and Julien, dir: Valerie Donzelli
The Tale Of Tales, dir: Matteo Garrone
Carol, dir: Todd Haynes
The Assassin, dir: Hou Hsiao Hsien
Mountains May Depart, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke
Our Little Sister, dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Macbeth, dir: Justin Kurzel
The Lobster, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
Mon Roi, dir: Maiwenn
Mia Madre, dir: Nanni Moretti
Son Of Saul, dir: Laszlo Nemes
Youth, dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Louder Than Bombs, dir: Joachim Trier
The Sea Of Trees, dir: Gus Van Sant
Sicario, dir: Denis Villeneuve
La Tête Haute, dir: Emmanuelle Bercot (out of competition)


Madonna, dir: Shin Suwon
Maryland, dir: Alice Winocour
The Fourth Direction, dir: Gurvinder Singh
Masaan (Fly Away Solo), dir: Neeraj Ghaywan
Hruter (Rams), dir: Grimur Hakonarson
Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), dir: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), dir: Laurent Larivere
Zvizdan (The High Sun), dir: Dalibor Matanic
The Other Side, dir: Roberto Minervini
One Floor Below, dir: Radu Muntean
Shameless, dir: Oh Seung-Uk
The Chosen Ones, dir: David Pablos
Nahid, dir: Ida Panahandeh
The Treasure, dir: Corneliu Porumboiu


Mad Max: Fury Road, dir: George Miller
Irrational Man, dir: Woody Allen
Inside Out, dir: Pete Docter and Ronaldo del Carmen
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), dir: Mark Osborne


Oka, dir: Souleymane Cisse
Sipur Al Ahava Ve Choshech (A Tale Of Love And Darkness), dir: Natalie Portman
Hayored Lema’ala, dir Elad Keidan
Amnesia, dir: Barbet Schroeder
Panama, dir: Pavel Vuckovic
Asphalte, dir: Samuel Benchetrit


O Piseu (Office), Dir: Hong Won-Chan
Amy, Dir: Asif Kapadia