Gus Van Sant's "Restless" will open Un Certain Regard at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival May 12.
The film's honor comes after a long and, yes, restless journey that included canceled release dates, changes in distributors and indescision on the film's title. In making the announcement, Cannes said only that the film "examines the relationship between two teenagers, played by Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hooper."
In 2003, Gus Van Sant received the Palme d’or for "Elephant" and in 2007, the 60th anniversary award for "Paranoid Park." His first film to screen at Cannes was "To Die For" in 1995.
Un Certain Regard selects about 20 films each year. The jury's president is Emir Kusturica.