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CANNES ’07 | Wong Kar-Wai To Open 60th Festival de Cannes; Competition Roster Includes Breillat, Coe

CANNES '07 | Wong Kar-Wai To Open 60th Festival de Cannes; Competition Roster Includes Breillat, Coe

Its official, “My Blueberry Nights” starring singer Norah Jones — the first English language film from Wong Kar-Wai — will open the 60th Cannes Film Festival. The Grammy Award winner stars in the story of a young woman who travels across America to find answers to her questions about the true meaning of love. Running May 16 – 27 in France, the 2007 Festival de Cannes will present present numerous American directors both in and out of competition, including the world premiere of Michael Moore‘s latest, “Sicko.”

In Competition
My Blueberry Nights,” directed by Wong Kar-Wai
opening film

Auf Der Anderen Siete,” directed by Fatih Akin
Un Veille Maitresse,” directed by Catherine Breillat
No Country For Old Men,” directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
Zodiac,” directed by David Fincher
We Own The Night,” directed by James Gray
Les Chansons D’Amour,” directed by Christophe Honore
Mogari No Mori,” directed by Naomi Kawase
Breath,” directed by Kim Ki Duk
Promise Me This,” directed by Emir Kusturica
Secret Sunshine,” directed by Lee Chang-dong
4 Luni, 3 Saptamini Si 2 Zile,” directed by Christian Mungiu
Tehilim,” directed by Raphael Nadjari
Stellet Licht,” directed by Carlos Reygadas
Persepolis,” directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Le Scaphandre et le Papillon,” directed by Julian Schnabel
Import Export,” directed by Ulrich Seidl
Alexandra,” directed by Alexandre Sokourov
Death Proof,” directed by Quentin Tarantino
The Man From London,” directed by Bela Tarr
Paranoid Park,” directed by Gus Van Sant
Izgnanie” (The Banishment), directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Sidebar information and other news and details on the lineup are available in indieWIRE’s Cannes blog.

British director Stephen Frears will serve as the president of the Cannes competition jury and will be joined by actress Maggie Cheung from Hong Kong, actress Toni Collette from Australia, director and actress Maria de Medeiros from Portugal, director and actress Sarah Polley from Canada, director Marco Bellocchio from Italy, writer Orhan Pamuk from Turkey, director and actor Michel Piccoli from France, and director Abderramane Sissako from Mauritania.

Out of Competition
Sicko,” directed by Michael Moore
Ocean’s Thirteen,” directed by Steven Soderbergh
A Mighty Heart,” directed by Michael Winterbottom

Midnight Screenings
Boarding Gate,” directed Olivier Assayas
Go Go Tales,” directed by Abel Ferrara
U2 3D,” directed by Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington

Special Screenings
11th Hour,” directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners
The War,” directed by Lynn Novick and Ken Burns
Retour en Normandie,” directed by Nicolas Philibert
He Fengming,” directed by Wang Bing

Un Certain Regard
Le Reve de la Nuit d’Avant,” directed by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Calle Santa Fe,” directed by Carmen Castillo (first film)
Munyurangabo,” directed by Chung Lee Isaac (first film)
Et Toi T’Es Sur Qui?” directed by Lola Doillon (first film)
El Bano del Papa,” directed by Enrique Fernandes and Cesar Charlone (first film)
Bikur Hatizmoret,” directedd by Eran Kolirin (first film)
Mister Lonely,” directed by Harmony Korine
Magnus,” directed by Kadri Kousaar (first film)
Mang Shan,” directed by Li Yang
Mio Fratello E Figlio Unico,” directed by Daniele Luchetti
California Dreamin’ (Nesfarsit),” directed by Christian Nemescu (first film)
La Soledad,” directed by Jaime Rosales
L’Avocat de la Terreur,” directed by Barbet Schroeder
Les Pieuvres,” directed by Celine Sciamma (first film)
Am Ende Kommen Touristen,” directed by Robert Thalheim
Kuaile Gongchang,” directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham

The Un Certain Regard jury includes head Pascale Ferran, along with Jasmine Trinca, Cristi Puiu, Kent Jones and Bian Qin and the Camera d’or jury for a film by a first time director will be headed by Pavel Longuine along with Julie Bertucelli, Clotilde Courau and Renato Berta.

Short Films in Competition
Run,” directed by Mark Alston (New Zealand)
The Oate’s Valor,” directed by Tim Thaddeus Cahill (United States)
The Last 15,” directed by Antonio Campos (United States)
Ah Ma” (Grandma), directed by Anthony Chen (Singapore)
Resistance Aux Tremblements,” directed by Olivier Hems (France)
Ark,” directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys (Poland)
Ver Llover,” directed by Elisa Miller (Mexico)
To Onoma Tou Spourgitiou,” directed by Kyros Papavassiliou (Cypress)
Spegelbarn” (Looking Glass), directed by Erik Rosenlund (Sweden)
Het Zusje” (My Sister), directed by Marco Van Geffen (The Netherlands)
My Dear Rosseta,” directed by Yang Hae-hoon (South Korea)

La Cinefondation
Aditi Singh,” directed by Mickael Kummer (Le Fresnoy, France)
Ahora Todos Parecen Contentos,” directed by Gonzalo Tobal (Universidad del Cine, Argentina)
Your Younger Daughter Rachel,” directed by Efrat Corem (Sapir Academic College, Israel)
Chinese Whispers,” directed by Raka Dutta (Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, India)
For the Love of God,” directed by Joseph Tucker (NFTS, U.K.)
Goyta,” directed by Joanna Jurewicz (NYU, U.S.)
Hable Stunden,” directed by Nicolas Wackerbarth (DFFB, Germany)
Minus,” directed by Pavle Vuckovic (Fakultet Dramskih Umetnosti, Serbia)
Pathways,” directed by Hagar Ben-Asher (Minshar School, Israel)
Imprudence,” directed by Alexander Kugel (VGIK, Russia)
A Reunion,” directed by Hong Sung-hoon (KAFA, South Korea)
Rondo,” directed by Marja Mikkonen (Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Finland)
Way Out,” directed by Chen Tao (Beijing Film Academy, China)
Saba,” directed by Therezaa Menezes and Gregorio Graziosi (FAAP University, Brazil)
Triple 8 Palace,” directed by Alexander Ku (NYU, U.S.)
Vita Di Giacomo,” directed by Luca Governatori (La femis, France)

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