All the Festivals in Cannes and Their Lineups!

All the Festivals in Cannes and Their Lineups!

The Cannes Film Festival’s lineup of films include the Competition titles of several legendary auteurs such as Jean-Luc Godard, David Cronenberg, The Dardenne Brothers, Atom Egoyan, Mike Leigh, and Ken Loach. In the Un Certain Regard section, the highly anticipated film by actor-turned-director Ryan Gosling.  Those in the business will be happy to find Alison Thompson in her new company, Sunray Films, selling Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. Two films out of 18 in Competition are by women, but across all sections there are 15 women directors. Further in Competition, three films are from Canada;  two are from U.S. one film is from Latin America (Argentina); one is from Japan; one from Turkey; one from Russia and the rest are European.

Opening Night Film :

Grace of Monaco (Producer: Stone Angels/ U.S. The Weinstein Company) from France by Olivier Dahan

In Competition

Clouds of Sils Maria (ISA: MK2/ U.S. Distribution: IFC Films) from France/ Gremany/ Switzerland by Olivier Assayas 

Saint Laurent (ISA: EuropaCorp) from France by Bertrand Bonello

Winter’s Sleep aka Kis uykusu (Producer: Zeynofilm ) from Turkey by Nuri Bilge Ceylan who has a great website.

Maps to the Stars (ISA: Entertainment One) from Canada by David Cronenberg

Two Days, One Night (ISA: Wild Bunch/ U.S. Distribution: IFC Films) from Belgium and France by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Mommy (ISA: Seville International) from Canada by Xavier Dolan

The Captive (ISA: Entertainment One) from Canada by Atom Egoyan.  You can watch the trailer here.

Goodbye to Language aka Adieu au Langage (ISA: Wild Bunch) from France by Jean-Luc Godard 

The Search (ISA: Wild Bunch/ U.S. Distribution: Worldview Entertainment) from France by Michel Hazanavivius 

The Homesman (ISA: Europacorp) from U.S. by Tommy Lee Jones 

Still the Water (ISA: MK2) from Japan and France by Naomi Kawase ♀ 

Mr. Turner (ISA: Sunray Films/ U.S. Distribution: Sony Pictures Classics) from U.K. by Mike Leigh.  Sunray Films is Alison Thompson’s new company and she brought the film over from her former employer Focus Features International when they left the international sales business.

Jimmy’s Hall (ISA: Wild Bunch) from Ireland and U.K. by Ken Loach 

Foxcatcher (ISA: Panorama Media/ U.S. Distribution: Sony Pictures Classics) from U.S. by Bennett Miller  

Le Meraviglie (ISA: The Match Factory) from Italy, Switzerland and Germany by Alice Rohrwacher ♀ 

Timbuktu (ISA: Le Pacte) from France by Abderrahmane Sissako

Wild Tales (ISA: Film Factory Entertainment/ U.S. Distribution: Palmera International) from Argentina by Damian Szifron 

Leviathan (ISA: Pyramide International) from Russia by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Un Certain Regard 

Party Girl (ISA: Pyramide International) from France by Marie Amachoukeli ♀ , Claire Burger ♀ , Samuel Theis

Jauja (ISA: NDM) from Argentina by Lisandro Alonso

The Blue Room (ISA: Alfama Films) from France by Mathieu Amalric

Misunderstood aka Incompresa aka L’Incomprise (Production: Paradis Films) from Italy by Asia Argento  ♀ 

Titli (ISA: Westend Films) from India by Kanu Behl

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (ISA: Myriad Pictures/ U.S. Distribution: The Weinstein Company) from U.S. by Ned Benson

Bird People (ISA: Films Distribution) from France by Pascale Ferran  ♀ 

Lost River (ISA: Sierra/Affinity) from U.S. by Ryan Gosling

Amour Fou (ISA: Coproduction Office Paris) from Austria by Jessica Hausner ♀

Charlie’s Country (ISA: Visit Films) from Australia by Rolf de Heer

Snow in Paradise (ISA: The Match Factory) from U.K. by Andrew Hulme 

A Girl at My Door (ISA: CJ Entertainment) from So. Korea by July Jung ♀

Xenia (ISA: Pyramide International) from Greece by Panos Koutras

Run (ISA: Bac) from France by Philippe Lacote

Turist from Sweden and Norway by Ruben Ostlund

Beautiful Youth aka Hermosa Juventud (Producer: Fresdeval Films) by Jaime Rosales

Fantasia by Wang Chao

The Salt of the Earth (ISA: Le Pacte) from Germany and Brazil by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Away From His Absence (ISA: Bizibi) from Israel by Karen Yedaya ♀


Out of Competition

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks Animation) from the U.S. by Dean Deblois

Coming Home aka Gui Lai (ISA: Wild Bunch) from China by Zhang Yimou

Special Screenings

Bridges of Sarajevo

(Les Ponts de Sarajevo) from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Portugal, Germany, and France

Red Army from the U.S. and Russia by Gabe Polsky

Maidan (ISA: Atoms & Void BV) from Belarus by Segei Loznitsa

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait  from Syria by Ossama Mohammed