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18 Films Set for Cannes ’04 Competition; Wong Kar-Wai, Moore, Assayas, Kusturica Included

18 Films Set for Cannes '04 Competition; Wong Kar-Wai, Moore, Assayas, Kusturica Included

18 Films Set for Cannes ’04 Competition; Wong Kar-Wai, Moore, Assayas, Kusturica Included

by Eugene Hernandez

The Pavilions line the beach in Cannes during the festival. Photo by indieWIRE

In Paris today, organizers unveiled the official selection for the 2004 Festival de Cannes (May 12-23). “Cannes is first and foremost discovering the selection of films and then the wait for the awards to be attributed,” cited Veronique Cayla in a statement this morning. “But it is also a place where the future of cinema is prepared, where politics and artists, North and South, Art and Industry cross paths, brush against each other or meet. It is our job to channel, organise these meetings so as to make them fruitful.”

Pedro Almodovar will open the festival in Cannes with “La Mala Educacion,” while Irwin Winkler‘s “De-Lovely” will serve as the closing film this year. Quentin Tarantino will head the jury, which will include actress Emmanuelle Beart, U.S. writer Edwidge Danticat, UK actress Tilda Swinton, actress Kathleen Turner, actor and writer Benoit Poelvoorde, director Jerry Schatzberg, director Hark Tsui, and film critic Peter Von Bagh.

The full list of competition entries and Un Certain Regard films follows.


“2046,” directed Wong Kar-wai

“Clean,” directed Olivier Assayas

“Comme Une Image,” directed Agnès Jaoui

“The Motorcycle Diaries” (Diarios de Motocicleta), directed by Walter Salles

“Die Fetten Jahre Sind Vorbei,” directed by Hans Weingartner

“Exils,” directed by Tony Gatlif

“Fahrenheit 9/11,” directed by Michael Moore

“Innocence,” directed by Oshii Mamoru

“Woman Is The Future Of Man,” directed by Hong Sang-soo

“La Niña Santa,” directed by Lucrecia Martel

“Le Conseguenze dell’amore,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino

“Nobody Knows,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda

“Old Boy,” directed by Park Chan-wook

“Shrek 2,” directed by Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon

“The Ladykillers,” directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

“The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,” directed by Stephen Hopkins

“Tropical Malady,” directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“Zivot je Cudo,” directed by Emir Kusturica


“La Mala Educación,” directed by Pedro Almodovar [Opening Night]

“De-Lovely,” directed by Irwin Winkler [Closing Night]

“10E Chambre Instants D’Audiences,” directed by Raymond Depardon

“Bad Santa,” directed by Terry Zwigoff

“Cinéastes A Tout Prix,” directed by Frederic Sojcher

“Dawn of the Dead,” directed by Zack Snyder

“Five,” directed by Abbas Kiarostami

“Flying Daggers,” directed by Zhang Yimou

“Kill Bill, Volume 2,” directed by Quentin Tarantino

“La Porte du Soleil,” directed by Yoursry Nasrallah

“Mondovino,” directed by Jonathan Nossiter

“Notre Musique,” directed by Jean-Luc Godard

“Salvador Allende,” directed by Patricio Guzman

“Troy,” directed by Wolfgang Petersen


“Bienvenue En Suisse,” directed by Léa Fazer [Opening Night]

“Alexandrie New York,” directed by Youssef Chahine [Closing Night]

“10 On Ten,” directed by Abbas Kiarostami

“À Tout De Suite,” directed by Benoît Jacquot

“Crónicas,” directed by Sebastían Cordero

“Dear Frankie,” directed by Shona Auerbach

“Hotel,” directed by Jessica Hausner

“Kontroll,” directed by Antal Nimrod

“Marseille,” directed by Angela Shanelec

“Moolaadè,” directed by Ousmane Sembène

“Nelly,” directed by Laure Duthilleul

“Noite Escura,” directed by Joâo Canijo

“Non Ti Muovere,” directed by Sergio Castellitto

“Passages,” directed by Yangchao

“Poids Léger,” directed by Jean-Pierre Améris

“Schizo,” directed by Gulshad Omarova

“Somersault,” directed by Cate Shortland

“Sword In The Moon,” directed by Kim Eui-Suk

“Terre Et Cendres,” directed by Atiq Rahimi

“The Assassination Of Richard Nixon,” directed by Niels Mueller

“Whisky,” directed by Juan-Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll

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