Cannes 2014 line-up announced

Party Girl, by directors Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Burger and Theis

Party Girl, by directors Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Burger and Theis

Another year, another Cannes line-up. One can’t say that the festival flirts with mainstream audiences, with directors such as Loach, the Dardennes, Egoyan and Godard in the line-up! Most of the films are totally unknown to me, so it’s a bit early to start guessing.

Having said that, I like the idea of “Party Girl”, the tale of an aging nightclub hostess that makes a bid for a normal life, directed by three people. Which ones are you looking forward to?

CANNES MAIN COMPETITION (18 FILMS):

Goodbye to Language – dir. Jean-Luc Godard
The Captive – dir. Atom Egoyan
Clouds of Sils Maria – dir. Olivier Assayas
Foxcatcher – dir. Bennett Miller
The Homesman – dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Jimmy’s Hall – dir. Ken Loach
La Meraviglie – dir. Alice Rohrwacher
Leviathan – dir. Andrei Zvyaginstev
Maps to the Stars – dir. David Cronenberg
Mommy – dir. Xavier Dolan
Mr. Turner – dir. Mike Leigh
Saint Laurent – dir. Bertrand Bonello
The Search – dir. Michel Hazanavicius
Still the Water – dir. Naomi Kawase
Timbuktu – dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
Two Days, One Night – dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Wild Tales – dir. Damian Szifron
Winter Sleep – dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan

OPENING NIGHT FILM:

Grace of Monaco – dir. Olivier Dahan

OUT OF COMPETITION (3 FILMS):

Coming Home – dir. Zhang Yimou
How to Train Your Dragon 2 – dir. Dean DeBlois
Les Gens du Monde – dir. Yves Jeuland

UN CERTAIN REGARD (20 FILMS):

Party Girl – dirs. Marie Amachoukeli-Barsacq, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
Amour fou – dir. Jessica Hausner
Bird People – dir. Pascale Ferran
The Blue Room – dir. Mathieu Amalric
Charlie’s Country – dir. Rolf de Heer
A Girl at My Door – dir. July Jung
Eleanor Rigby – dir. Ned Benson
Fantasia – dir. Wang Chao
Harcheck mi headro – dir. Keren Yedaya
Hermosa juventud – dir. Jaime Rosales
Incompresa – dir. Asia Argento
Jauja – dir. Lisandro Alonso
Lost River – dir. Ryan Gosling
Run – dir. Philippe Lacote
The Salt of the Earth – dirs. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Snow in Paradise – dir. Andrew Hulme
Titli – dir. Kanu Behl
Tourist – dir. Ruben Ostlund
Xenia – dir. Panos Koutras

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS (3 FILMS):

The Rover – dir. David Michod
The Salvation – dir. Kristian Levring
The Target – dir. Yoon Hong-seung

SPECIAL SCREENINGS (5 FILMS):

The Bridges of Sarajevo – various directors
Eau argentee – dir. Mohammed Ossama
Maidan – dir. Sergei Loznitsa
Red Army – dir. Polsky Gabe
Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la democratie – dir. Stephanie Valloatto

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