Line-up Revealed For 2013 Cannes Film Festival: Films From Soderbergh, Denis, and Polanski


The most prestigious film festival on the planet may very well have just announced its most exciting lineup in years.

After months of anticipation following the reveal of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby as the festival’s opening film, we finally have the list of films that will be hitting the Croisette this May, and it’s a doozy.

As far as in competition, new films from Abdellatif Kechiche (La Vie D’Adele), Nicolas Winding Refn (Only God Forgives), Hirokazu Kore-Eda (Like Father Like Son), Steven Soderbergh (Behind The Candelabra) and even Takashi Miike (Straw Shield) will be debuting this year. Big names like The Coen Brothers and James Gray will be bringing new films in the form of Inside Llewyn Davis and The Immigrant respectively, and Criterion nerds will rejoice seeing new films from Arnaud Desplechin (Un Indien Des Plaines) and Roman Polanski (Venus In Fur) on this list.

Personally, this list is absolutely killer. Smaller names like Guillaume Canet and Ari Folman make this list deep and truly intriguing, while there is enough arthouse firepower here to read like a who’s who of legendary foreign filmmakers. Hell, even Alexander Payne is getting a day on the Riviera with his new film, Nebraska. This is truly as exciting and thrilling a list of filmmakers and projects as we’ve seen in a very long time. Other films include Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring which will be opening Un Certain Regard, where Claire Denis’ Bastards will bow, as will Mohammad Rasoulof’s Anonymous.

Check below for the full list of films announced today:


Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)

Borgman (Alex van Warmerdam)

The Great Beauty (Paolo Sorrentino)

Grisgris (Mahamet Saleh-Haroun)

Heli (Amat Escalante)

The Immigrant (James Gray)

Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen)

Jeune et jolie (Francois Ozon)

Jimmy P. (Arnaud Desplechin)

La Vie d’Adele (Abdellatif Kechiche)

Like Father Like Son (Hirokazu Kore-eda)

Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud Despallieres)

Nebraska (Alexander Payne)

Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)

The Past (Asghar Farhadi)

Straw Shield (Takashi Miike)

Tian zhu ding (Jia Zhangke)

Un chateau en Italie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)

Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski)

Special Screenings

Max Rose (Daniel Noah)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (Stephen Frears)

Otdat konci (Taisia Igumentseva)

Stop the Pounding Heart (Roberto Minervini)

Week End of a Champion (Roman Polanski)

Out Of Competition

All Is Lost (J.C. Chandor)

Blood Ties (Guillaume Canet)

Un Certain Regard

The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)

Anonymous (Mohammad Rasoulof)

The Bastards (Claire Denis)

Bends (Flora Lau)

Death March (Adolfo Alix Jr.)

Fruitvale (Ryan Coogler)

Grand Central (Rebecca Zlotowski)

La Jaula de Oro (Diego Quemada-Diez)

L’image manquante (Rithy Panh)

L’inconnu du lac (Alain Guiraudie)

Miele (Valeria Golino)

Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)

Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)

Sarah prefere la course (Chloe Robichaud)

Midnight Screenings

Blind Detective (Johnnie To)

Monsoon Shootout (Amit Kumar)

Source: Cannes

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