As it turns out, they were right.
At a recent press conference, Cannes officials confirmed that the film has been added last-minute to the competition, along with a number of other titles playing in different sections, including Claude Lanzman's latest Holocaust documentary "Le Dernier Des Injustes," playing out of competition.
Below find a list of the new films included in the lineup.
"Only Lovers Left Alive," Jim Jarmusch
Out of Competition
"Le Dernier Des Injustes," Claude Lanzmann
Un Certain Regard
"My Sweet Pepperland," Hiner Saleem
"Tore Tanzt," Katrin Gebbe
"Wakolda," Lucia Puenzo