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Cannes 2013 Lineup: ‘Grisgris,’ ‘Fruitvale’ Are In; ’12 Years A Slave,’ ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ Are Not

Cannes 2013 Lineup: 'Grisgris,' 'Fruitvale' Are In; '12 Years A Slave,' 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Are Not

Well, here it is – the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection lineup, both in and out of competition, including short films.

However, note that there are still the parallel section selections to be announced – these are non-competitive sidebars, like: Cannes ClassicsTous les Cinémas du Monde (showcasing global cinema diversity. Each day, one country is invited to present a range of features and shorts); Directors’ Fortnight and the International Critics’ Week selections.
In the meantime, here are your official selections. 
From my Cannes predictions list, I see 2 titles that I mentioned – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s Grisgris (screening In Competition) and Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale (now titled Fruitvale Station; screening Out Of Competition).
And there are a few *discoveries* like Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche’s first film since 2010’s controversial Black Venus. But expect individual profiles of those projects that we’ve never covered.
As the title of this post states, Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave is a noticeably absent title. But as I noted yesterday in my predictions post, there was some talk that the film might not be ready in time for the festival, so I suppose the fact that it’s not listed below, shouldn’t be a big surprise. 
Although, again, there are still more section lineups to be announced, and we should know more in the next day or two. However, I just don’t believe McQueen’s film would premiere in any other category than as an Official Selection, In Competition. The other programs like Directors’ Fortnight and International Critics’ Week are reserved for younger, or up-and-coming filmmakers to be discovered, not veterans (although this is only his 3rd film; but he’s a *name* now) like Steve McQueen, and a fairly well-known cast as well. It’s just too high profile of a project to not debut as an Official Selection.
So I think we can say that Twelve Years A Slave will likely premiere at another future film festival, and my bet is on Toronto in September, with Fox Searchlight dating the film’s release for December 27. Although the Los Angeles Film Festival could get it in June. Last year, the LAFF snagged Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love as the opening night film for the 2012 Festival.
Also noticeably absent from the below Cannes Official Selection lineup programs are: Biyi Bandele’s Half Of A Yellow SunAmma Asante’s Belle, and Djinn Carrénard’s Faire l’amour.
But, unlike Twelve Years A Slave, these could very well still premiere at the festival in those aforementioned non-competitive sidebars that haven’t yet been announced – assuming that they’re actually complete and ready.
We’ll know everything by next week.

IN COMPETITION

Opening Film
   
     
Baz LUHRMANN THE GREAT GATSBY (H.C.) 1h45
     
  ***  
     
Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI UN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE 1h44
     
Ethan COEN, Joel COEN INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS 1h45
     
Arnaud des PALLIÈRES MICHAEL KOHLHAAS 2h05
     
Arnaud DESPLECHIN JIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN) 2h
     
Amat ESCALANTE HELI 1h45
     
Asghar FARHADI LE PASSÉ (THE PAST) 2h10
     
James GRAY THE IMMIGRANT 2h
     
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN GRIGRIS 1h40
     
JIA Zhangke TIAN ZHU DING
(A TOUCH OF SIN)
2h15
     
KORE-EDA Hirokazu SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU
(LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON)
2h
     
Abdellatif KECHICHE LA VIE D’ADЀLE 3h07
     
Takashi MIIKE WARA NO TATE
(SHIELD OF STRAW)
2h05
     
François OZON JEUNE ET JOLIE 1h30
     
Alexander PAYNE NEBRASKA 1h50
     
Roman POLANSKI LA VÉNUS À LA FOURRURE 1h30
     
Steven SODERBERGH BEHIND THE CANDELABRA 1h58
     
Paolo SORRENTINO LA GRANDE BELLEZZA
(THE GREAT BEAUTY)
2h30

   
Alex VAN WARMERDAM BORGMAN 1h58
     
Nicolas WINDING REFN ONLY GOD FORGIVES 1h30
     
  ***  
Closing Film
   
   
Jérôme SALLE ZULU (H.C.) 1h50

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Opening Film
   
     
Sofia COPPOLA THE BLING RING 1h30
     
  ***  
     
Hany ABU-ASSAD

OMAR

1h37
     
Adolfo ALIX JR. DEATH MARCH 1h45
     

Ryan COOGLER

FRUITVALE STATION 1st film 1h30
     
Claire DENIS LES SALAUDS 2h
     
Lav DIAZ

NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN

(NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY)

4h
     
James FRANCO AS I LAY DYING 2h
     
Valeria GOLINO MIELE 1stf ilm 1h36
     
Alain GUIRAUDIE L’INCONNU DU LAC 1h32
     
Flora LAU BENDS 1st film 1h32
     
Rithy PANH L’IMAGE MANQUANTE 1h30
     
Diego QUEMADA-DIEZ LA JAULA DE ORO 1st film 1h42
     
  ANONYMOUS 2h14
     
Chloé ROBICHAUD

SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE

(SARAH WOULD RATHER RUN
1st film

1h34
     
Rebecca ZLOTOWSKI GRAND CENTRAL 1h35
     

 


OUT OF COMPETITION

J.C CHANDOR ALL IS LOST 1h45
     
Guillaume CANET BLOOD TIES 2h24
     

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Amit KUMAR MONSOON SHOOTOUT 1st film 1h22
     
Johnnie TO BLIND DETECTIVE 2h07
     

JERRY LEWIS TRIBUTE

Daniel NOAH MAX ROSE 1h26
     

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Stephen FREARS MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT 1h37
     
Roberto MINERVINI STOP THE POUNDING HEART 1h38
     
Roman POLANSKI WEEK END OF A CHAMPION 1h20
     
James TOBACK SEDUCED AND ABANDONED 1h35
     
Cinéfondation :
Taisia IGUMENTSEVA
OTDAT KONCI 1st film 
(BITE THE DUST)
1h41
     

GALA SCREENING, TRIBUTE TO INDIA

Anurag KASHYAP, Dibakar BANERJEE,
Zoya AKHTAR, Karan JOHAR
BOMBAY TALKIES 1h55
     

THE SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION:


Ali  ASGARI BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT
(More than two Hours)
15’       Iran
       
Mohammed  ABOU NASSER, 
Ahmad ABOU NASSER
CONDOM LEAD 14’ Palestine
       
Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON  HVALFJORDUR
(Whale Valley)
15’ Iceland, Denmark
       
SASAKI Omoi  INSEKI TO IMPOTENCE
(The Meteorite and Impotence)
10’ Japan
       
Gilles COULIER MONT BLANC 14′ Belgium
       
Elzbieta BENKOWSKA OLENA 14’ Poland
       
Annarita ZAMBRANO OPHELIA 15’ France
       

MOON Byoung-gon

SAFE

13’ South  Korea
       
Adriano VALERIO 37°4 S 11’ France
     

THE CINEFONDATION SELECTION:

Evgeny BYALO THE NORM OF LIFE 23’   High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors 
Russia
       
Ana CARO THE MAGNIFICENT LION BOY 10’ NFTS
United Kingdom
       
Eliška CHYTKOVÁ

O ŠUNCE

(Ham Story)

6’ Tomas Bata University in Zlίn
Czech Republic
       
Navid DANESH DUET 24’ Karnameh Film School 
Iran
       
Gan DE LANGE BABAGA 26’ The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School 
Israel
       
Anahita GHAZVINIZADEH NEEDLE 21’ The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
USA
       
Sarah HIRTT

EN ATTENDANT LE DÉGEL

(Waiting for the Thaw)

20’ INSAS
Belgium
       

Alejandro IGLESIAS

MENDIZÁBAL

CONTRAFÁBULA DE UNA NIÑA DISECADA

(Fable of a Blood-Drained Girl)

25’ CCC
Mexico
       
Joey IZZO STEPSISTER 18’ San Francisco State University
USA
       
JOW Zhi Wei

AU-DELÀ DE L’HIVER

(After the Winter)

19′ Le Fresnoy 
France
       
Tudor Cristian JURGIU

ÎN ACVARIU

(In the Fishbowl)

20′ UNATC 
Romania
       
KIM Soo-Jin

SEON

(The Line)

27′ Chung-Ang University 
South Korea
       
Camila LUNA TOLEDO ASUNCIÓN 21′ Pontificia Universidad Católica 
Chile
       
Jefferson MONEO GOING SOUTH 15′ Columbia University
USA
       
Małgorzata RŻANEK DANSE MACABRE 5′ Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 
Poland
       
Sebastián SCHJAER

MAÑANA TODAS LAS COSAS

(Tomorrow All the Things)

17′ UCINE
Argentina
       
Vladilen VIERNY

EXIL

(Exile)

16′ La fémis
France
       
Matúš VIZÁR

PANDY

(Pandas)

12′ FAMU
Czech Republic

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Comments

AccidentalVisitor

The absence of "Twelve Years" isn't a surprise at all. It was reported, when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight, that it would not be entereded into the Cannes festival.

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