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Cannes 2012 Line-Up Revealed With New Films From Dominik, Kiarostami, Nichols, Audiard, Haneke & More

Posted by , on April 19, 2012 at 7:34 am 

After we got the news last night via a trailer that David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis would be joining the Cannes line-up, the rest of the titles have been revealed. It’s a strong one, with Andrew Dominik‘s Assassination of Jesse James follow-up being my most-anticipated of the bunch, along with the next features from Abbas Kiarostami (Certified Copy) and Jacques Audiard (A Prophet). We’ve also got new films from Michael Haneke, Take Shelter’s Jeff Nichols, Lee Daniels, Ken Loach, John Hillcoat and Walter Salles.

There are a good amount of rumored titles missing, as Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master, new Terrence Malick, Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines and Park Chan-wook’s Stoker are nowhere to be found. We’ll have to wait until fall festival debuts for that batch, most likely. Playing in other categories we’ve got midnight films from Dario Argento and Takashi Miike and Beasts of the Southern Wild, the clear Sundance favorite from Benh Zeitlin playing in certain regard. Check out the full line-up below and head back for our coverage straight from the fest!

Opening Night

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson

In Competition

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

Midnight screenings

Dario Argento’s Dracula, Dario Argento

The Legend of Love & Sincerity, Japan, Takashi Miike

Special screenings

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

Closing night film

Therese D, Claude Miller

Cannes kicks off on May 16th and concludes on 27th.

What do you think of the line-up?


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