The official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2010 was announced in Paris on April 15.
The selection is a combination of pure auteur works, with a smattering of celebrity. The latter includes the out of competition premiere of Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” starring Russell Crowe. This is the third Cannes appearance for Scott, whose stunning “Thelma & Louise” also screened out of competition in 1994. Scott and Crowe worked together on “Gladiator”.
Mike Leigh, Abbas Kiarostami and Takeshi Kitano are among the people contending for the Palme d’Or, alongside Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, one of the few African directors.
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Another Year – Mike Leigh
Biutiful – Alejandro González Inárritu
Hors-la-loi – Rachid Bouchareb
La princesse de Montpensier – Bertrand Tavernier
Poetry – Lee Chang-dong
The housemaid – Im Sang-soo
Outrage – Takeshi Kitano
Copie conforme – Abbas Kiarostami
Tournée – Matthieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Des hommes et des dieux – Xavier Beauvois –
La nostra vita – Daniele Luchetti
Un homme qui crie – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
You: My Joy – Sergei Loznitsa
Utomlyonnye solntsem 2 – Nikita Mikhalkov
Fair Game – Doug Liman
Out of Competition
Robin Hood – Ridley Scott
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger – Woody Allen
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – Oliver Stone