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by Nigel M Smith
April 17, 2014 6:04 AM
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The 2014 Cannes Film Festival Reveals Its Festival Lineup

This morning in Paris, the official competition lineup for the 67th Cannes Film Festival was announced.

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Jean-Luc Godard, the Dardenne brothers, Atom Egoyan, David Cronenberg, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, Michel Hazanavicius, Tommy Lee Jones and Xavier Dolan are among the directors with films in this year's Cannes competition of 18 features. 

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Over in the Un Certain Regard section, highlights include Ryan Gosling's directorial debut "Lost River" (previously titled "How to Catch a Monster"), Matthieu Amalric's "The Blue Room," Wim Wenders’ and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado's "The Salt of the Earth," and Ned Benson's two-part "Eleanor Rigby" (previously titled "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her"), starring Jessica Chastain.

Zhang Yimou's latest, "Coming Home," starring Gong Li, is playing out of competition.

As previously announced, Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, will open the event.

The 49 films selected include five first-time directors, and 15 female directors.

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The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-May 25, with the closing ceremony and awards handed out May 24.

2014 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP (Click on film title for more info)

COMPETITION

"Goodbye to Language" (Jean-Luc Godard)

"The Captive" (Atom Egoyan)

"Clouds of Sils Maria" (Olivier Assayas)

"Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller)

"The Homesman" (Tommy Lee Jones)

"Jimmy’s Hall" (Ken Loach)

"La Meraviglie [The Wonders]" (Alice Rohrwacher)

"Leviathan" (Andrei Zvyaginstev)

"Mommy." Shayne Laverdière

"Maps to the Stars" (David Cronenberg)

"Mommy" (Xavier Dolan)

"Mr. Turner" (Mike Leigh)

"Saint Laurent" (Bertrand Bonello)

"The Search" (Michel Hazanavicius)

"Still the Water" (Naomi Kawase)

"Timbuktu" (Abderrahmane Sissako)

"Two Days, One Night" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

"Wild Tales" (Damian Szifron)

"Winter Sleep" (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

OUT OF COMPETITION

"Coming Home [Gui Lai]" (Zhang Yimou)

"How to Train Your Dragon 2" (Dean DeBlois)

"Les Gens du Monde" (Yves Jeuland)

Tim Roth and Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco." TWC

OPENER

"Grace of Monaco" (Olivier Dahan)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

OPENER: "Party Girl" (Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis)

"Amour fou" (Jessica Hausner)

"Bird People" (Pascale Ferran)

"The Blue Room" (Mathieu Amalric)

"Charlie’s Country" (Rolf de Heer)

"Dohee-ya [A Girl at My Door]" (July Jung)

"Eleanor Rigby" (Ned Benson)

"Fantasia" (Wang Chao)

"Harcheck mi headro [That Lovely Girl]" (Keren Yedaya)

"Hermosa juventud [Beautiful Youth]" (Jaime Rosales)

"Incompresa [Misunderstood]" (Asia Argento)

"Jauja" (Lisandro Alonso)

"Lost River" (Ryan Gosling)

"Run" (Philippe Lacote)

"The Salt of the Earth" (Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)

"Snow in Paradise" (Andrew Hulme)

"Titli" (Kanu Behl)

"Tourist [Force Majeure]" (Ruben Ostlund)

"Xenia" (Panos Koutras)

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in "The Rover."

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

"The Rover" (David Michod)

"The Salvation" (Kristian Levring)

"The Target" (Yoon Hong-seung)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

"The Bridges of Sarajevo" (various directors)

"Eau argentee" (Mohammed Ossama)

"Maidan" (Sergei Loznitsa)

"Red Army" (Gabe Polsky)

"Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la democratie [Cartoonists - Foot Soldiers of Democracy]" (Stephanie Valloatto)



9 Comments

  • Jack | May 8, 2014 6:41 AMReply

    Retards and Movie Stars, what a surprise Anyone who saw last years films knows that entertaining is not something this festival values

  • JB | April 17, 2014 8:21 PMReply

    SARAH re: Eleanor Rigby. I believe the screening at TIFF was considered a work-in-progress screening. Thats why I think its in competition at Cannes.

  • Sarah | April 17, 2014 5:01 PMReply

    Wait! the Cannes rules have changed? Eleanor Rigby premiered at last year's TIFF, it can't be shown at Cannes not even out of competition as far as I know!

  • TL | April 17, 2014 10:47 AMReply

    Typo: RED ARMY is directed by Gabe Polsky (THE MOTEL LIFE), not Polsky Gabe.

  • Ellie | April 17, 2014 7:10 AMReply

    Yay The Rover is in the official selection, i can't wait for that movie. The master Cronenberg is in competition who had doubted that ?!?

  • Lily | April 18, 2014 10:24 AM

    @CRAZYXCRAZY Yes it is. It's not in competition but it is part of the official selection

  • Crazyxcrazy | April 17, 2014 7:54 AM

    Sorry to break it to you toots, but it isn't.

    sad to see that loathsome wanker Xavier Dolan included

  • laura | April 17, 2014 6:48 AMReply

    Yeah! Clouds of Sils Maria and Saint Laurent are in competition, great!!

  • Heather | April 17, 2014 6:46 AMReply

    Blue is the Warmest Color is my all-time favorite movie and I never would've expected it before to win the Palme d'Or. I'm hoping for surprising gems for this lineup.

    Somehow I wished Nymphomaniac was shown at the Cannes since I'm always looking forward to Von Trier's press interviews. Anyway, "How to Catch a Monster" is way better than "Lost River". Lost River just sounds so generic and meh.