Cannes Lineup Announced

Well the lineup for the Cannes Film Festival is announced, and though I will not be going, there are a few titles worth watching out for.

As expected, Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull will be screening out of competition, along with Woody Allen’s latest, Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Oddly enough, the animated Kung Fu Panda is also screening, which gives me hope that the might be better than its trailer has indicated.

Competing films include Steven Soderbergh’s epic, two-part, four-hour bio-pic Che, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut Synecdoche, New York and Clint Eastwood’s latest The Changeling. Atom Egoyan is back at the festival with Adoration, while Wim Wenders unveils his latest, the romantic thriller The Palermo Shooting with Milla Jovovich and Dennis Hopper. Two-time Palme d’Or winners Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne are back to shoot for a hat trick with The Silence of Lorna.

The Festival’s opening and closing night films have yet to be announced.

The complete Festival line up is as follows-

Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Three Monkeys (Turkey-France-Italy)
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne – Le Silence De Lorna (France-Belgium)
Arnaud Desplechin – A Christmas Story (France)
Clint Eastwood – Changeling (US)
Atom Egoyan – Adoration (Canada)
Ari Folman – Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
Philippe Garrel – La Frontiere De L’Aube (France)
Matteo Garrone – Gomorra (Italy)
Charlie Kaufman – Synecdoche, New York (US)
Eric Khoo – My Magic (Singapore)
Lucretia Martel – La Mujer Sin Cabeza (Argentina-Spain)
Brillante Mendoza – Serbis (The Philippines)
Kornel Mondruczo – Delta (Hungary-Germany)
Walter Salles & Daniela Thomas – Linha De Passe (Brazil)
Paolo Sorrentino – Il Divo (Italy)
Pablo Trapero – Leonera (Argentina-South Korea)
Wim Wenders – The Palermo Shooting (Germany)
Jia Zhangke – 24 City (China)
Steven Soderbergh – Che (US-Spain-France) — one four-hour competion title comprised of Guerrilla and The Argentine

Out of competition
Steven Spielberg – Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull (US)
Mark Osborne and John Stevenson – Kung Fu Panda (US)
Ji-Woon Kim – The Good, The Bad, The Weird (South Korean)
Woody Allen – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Spain-US)

Special Screenings
Marina Zenovich – Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (US)
Wong Kar-wai – Ashes Of Time Redux (Hong Kong-China-Taiwan)
Daniel Leconte – C’est Dur D’etre Aime Par Des Cons (France)
Marco Tullio Giordana – Sangue Pazzo (Italy-France)
Terence Davies – Of Time And The City (UK)

Midnight Screenings
Emir Kusturica – Maradona (Spain)
Jennifer Lynch – Surveillance (US)
Hong-Jin Na – The Chaser (South Korea)

Special Jury President’s Screening
Alison Thompson – The Third Wave (US)

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