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by Peter Knegt
April 17, 2013 11:48 AM
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Could This Be The Leaked 2013 Cannes Competition Lineup?

A mysterious e-mail appeared in Indiewire's inbox this morning from someone named "Monsieur Hulot" with a pdf of what may or may not be the 2013 Cannes Film Festival lineup and the word "Voilà." Is the ghost of Jacques Tati trying to tell us something? Or is this just another person going out of his or her way to fake us out.

The leaked pdf suggests the expected likes of Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," Claire Denis' "Bastards," Arnaud Desplechin's "Un Indien des Plaines," James Gray's "Lowlife," Joel & Ethan Coen's "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Nicholas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives" will be heading to Cannes (as will -- in perhaps the list's biggest surprise, David Gordon Green's Nicolas Cage-starrer "Joe").

Judge for yourself below and check back with Indiewire tomorrow morning to find out whether or no "Monsieur Hulot" had the scoop or not. Our guess is no, but hey, it's always fun to speculate..


  • PPR | April 21, 2013 5:44 PMReply

    Actual list


  • Francois | April 17, 2013 7:21 PMReply

    'The Canyons' for an out-of-competition slot? Schrader showed Mishima at Cannes back in the 80s.

  • james | April 18, 2013 3:51 AM

    have you seen the canyons? it's barely fit for vod.

  • Shelly | April 17, 2013 5:16 PMReply

    I feel like this is a joke made up by the Break Up at a Wedding guys. It's a no budget indie that was shot in like 2011 that is for certain NOT playing Cannes...

  • Mme Hulot | April 17, 2013 3:36 PMReply

    Luc Besson, really? This says it all!

  • Todd | April 17, 2013 1:57 PMReply

    Whatever. Give me Un Certain Regard.

  • Liam | April 17, 2013 1:37 PMReply

    Most of them will be selected for sure (Inside Llewin Davis, Lowlife, Only god forgives..) but I highly doubt that's the real competition & schedule.

  • z. | April 17, 2013 1:17 PMReply

    Even if it were real, why post this? Let them reveal the lineup when they reveal the lineup.

  • Bob | April 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Because speculating about this is fun?

  • JL | April 17, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    If Anything, this is why I yearn to enter the movie industry. So I can see the good stuff before anyone else does. I'm gonna be super jealous of whoever gets to see Only God Forgives before me. :(

  • GUEST | April 17, 2013 12:29 PMReply

    Claire Denis's movie is actually "Les salauds", not "Batards" which is a (bad) translation of its english working title "The bastards". Another glitch on that list.

  • Laura | April 17, 2013 12:28 PMReply

    Great. 2 female directors.

  • PL | April 17, 2013 12:22 PMReply

    I don't think they would already know the precise schedule. They first choose the films (and only give the name of the films during the press conference) and then they have time to prepare the schedule, which is revealed a week before the beginning of the festival.

  • JH | April 17, 2013 12:29 PM

    Agreed - not to mention Cannes will sometimes add films very late to the slate ("Route Irish" in 2010 comes to mind).

    Also, why wouldn't Mr. Hulot also send Indiewire the Un Certain Regard schedule, too? Answer: probably because the Competition is the only slate worth faking.

  • Joe | April 17, 2013 12:17 PMReply

    Fake. This happens every year.

  • murtada | April 17, 2013 12:10 PMReply

    Looks about right........

  • Amaury | April 17, 2013 12:06 PMReply

    This is obviously a fake.
    The number of french films in competition can not exceed 3.
    There are 7 french films on this list. Impossible.

  • MP | April 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    Not if they are out of competition ...

  • Corvo | April 17, 2013 12:04 PMReply

    And Twelve Years a Slave???