The Cannes Film Festival, the swankiest and most prestigious International film festival has this morning announced the line up for its 65th annual event which runs from May 16th – May 27th. Year after year, the world’s most influential and critically acclaimed directors debut their new films at the festival, this year is no different with the likes of Jacques Audiard’s ‘Rust & Bone,’ the latest from Audiard, whose ‘A Prophet’ won the Grand Prix in 2009, Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ opening the festival, Abbas Kiarostami’s ‘Like Someone in Love,’ Matteo Garrone’s ‘Reality,’ John Hillcoat’s Prohibition-era drama ‘Lawless,’ Andrew Dominik’s Brad Pitt-starring ‘Killing Them Softly,’ David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis,’ with Robert Pattinson, Lee Daniels’ erotic thriller ‘The Paper Boy,’ Ken Loach’s ‘The Angels’ Share,’ and Derek Cianfrance’s ‘Blue Valentine’ followup, ‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ starring Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, all making their bows at the festival.  New films from Terrence Malick and Paul Thomas Anderson, which had been hoped to premiere in Cannes, were not completed in time.

Check out the full list below. It looks like a great year!

Opening night

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson


Amour, Michael Haneke

The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach

Baad el mawkeaa, Yousry Nasrallah

Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu

Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg

Holy Motors, Leos Carax

The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg

Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik

In Another Country, Hong Sang-soo

In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa

Lawless, John Hillcoat

Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami

Mud, Jeff Nichols

On the Road, Walter Salles

The Paperboy, Lee Daniels

Paradies: Liebe, Ulrich Seidl

Post tenebras lux Carlos Reygadas

Reality, Matteo Garrone

Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard

Taste of Money, Im Sang-soo

You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet, Alain Resnais

Out of competition

Hemingway & Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

Me and You, Bernardo Bertolucci

Un Certain Regard

7 Days in Havana, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia
Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, Laurent Cantet

11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, Koji Wakamatsu

Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Confession of a Child of the Century, Sylvie Verheyde

Despues de Lucia, Michel Franco

La Pirogue, Moussa Toure

La Playa, Juan Andres Arango

Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan

Le grand soir, Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern

Les Chevaux de Dieu, Nabil Ayouch

Loving Without Reason, Joachim Lafosse

Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia

Mystery, Lou Ye

Student, Darezhan Omirbayev

Trois mondes, Catherine Corsini

White Elephant, Pablo Trapero


“Dario Argento’s Dracula,” Dario Argento

“The Legend of Love & Sincerity,” Japan, Takashi Miike


“A musica segundo Tom Jobim,” Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

“The Central Park Five,” Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

“Der Mull im Garten Eden,” Fatih Akin

“Journal de France,” Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

“Les Invisibles,” Sebastien Lifshitz

“Mekong Hotel,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir,” Laurent Bouzereau

“Villegas,” Gonzalo Tobal


“Therese Desqueyroux,” Claude Miller