Cannes festival line-up announced

It’s almost that time of the year again. The line-up for the upcoming Cannes Festival was announced yesterday. The selection in an interesting one, with a combination of confirmed and upcoming directing talent.

<span style=”font-weight: bold;”>In competition</span>
Pedro Almodovar – Volver (ES)
Nanni Moretti – The Caiman (IT)
Paolo Sorrentino – L’amico di famiglia (IT)
Ken Loach – The Wind That Shakes the Barley (GB)
Nicole Garcia – Charlie Said (FR)
Bruno Dumont – Flanders (FR)
Xavier Giannoli – I Did It My Way (FR)
Rachid Bouchareb – Days of Glory (DZ)
Lucas Belvaux – The Weakest Is Always Right (BE)
Sofia Coppola – Marie-Antoinette (US)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Babel (MX)
Nuri Bilge Ceylan – Iklimler (TR)
Pedro Costa – Juventude em Marcha (PT)
Guillermo del Toro – Pan’s Labyrinth (MX)
Aki Kaurismaki – Lights in the Dusk (FI)
Andrea Arnold – Red Road (GB)
Richard Kelly – Southland Tales (US)
Richard Linklater – Fast Food Nation (US)
Lou Ye – Summer Palace (CN)

<span style=”font-weight: bold;”>Out of competition</span>

Opening: Ron Howard – The Da Vinci Code (US)
Closing: Tony Gatlif – Transylvania (FR)

<span style=”font-weight: bold;”>Special screenings:</span>
Brett Ratner – X-Men 3: The Last Stand (US)
Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick – Over the Hedge (US)
Paul Greengrass – United 93 (UK)

<span style=”font-weight: bold;”>Midnight screenings:</span>
John Cameron Mitchell – Shortbus (US)
Johnnie To – Election 2 (HK)
Su Chao-pin – Guisi (TW)

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