In the wee hours of the morning here in the states, the official 64th Cannes Film Festival line-up was revealed. As expecting we got Lars von Trier‘s Melancholia, Terrence Malick‘s The Tree of Life (in competition too!), Lynne Ramsay‘s We Need to Talk About Kevin starring Tilda Swinton, and Paolo Sorrentino‘s This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn. The biggest surprise is auteur director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s biggest film thus far, Drive, being selected for competition. The drama stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Issac and I can’t wait to see the reaction.

My favorite film from Sundance, and still my #1 of the year, Sean Durkin‘s Martha Marcy May Marlene will happily be playing in Un Certain Regard next to Gus Van Sant‘s Restless. In terms of surprises that didn’t make the schedule we have no Alexander Payne‘s The Descendants or David Cronenberg‘s A Dangerous Method. Expect both in the fall festival circuit. There is also no sign of Dogtooth director Giorgos Lanthimos’ Alps. Check out the full schedule below and look back for reviews as our own Raffi Asdourian will be headed to the festival!

Opening Film
Midnight In Paris, dir. Woody Allen (Out of Competition)

The Skin I Live In, dir. Pedro Almodovar
House of Tolerance (L’apollonide – Souvenirs de la maison close), dir. Bertrand Bonello
Pater, dir. Alain Cavalier
Footnote, dir. Joseph Cedar
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Bir Zamanlar Anadolu ), dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Kid With A Bike (Le Gamin Au Velo), dirs. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Le Havre, dir. Aki Kaurismaki
Hanezu No Tsuki, dir. Naomi Kawase
Sleeping Beauty, dir. Julia Leigh
Poliss, dir. Maiwenn
The Tree of Life, dir. Terrence Malick
La Source des Femmes, dir. Radu Mihaileanu
Hara-kiri: Death Of A Samurai, dir. Takashi Miike
We Have a Pope (Habemus Papum), dir. Nanni Moretti
We Need to Talk About Kevin, dir. Lynne Ramsay
Michael, dir. Markus Schleinzer
This Must Be The Place, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Melancholia, dir. Lars Von Trier
Drive, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn

Out Of Competition
The Conquest, dir. Xavier Durringer
The Beaver, dir. Jodie Foster
The Artist, dir. Michel Hazanavicius
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, dir. Rob Marshall

Un Certain Regard
Restless, dir. Gus Van Sant [opening film]
The Hunter, dir. Bakur Bakuradeze
Halt auf freier Strecke, dir. Andreas Dresen
Hors Satan, dir. Bruno Dumont
Martha Marcy May Marlene, dir. Sean Durkin
The Snows of Kilamanjaro, dir. Robert Guedeguian
Skoonheid, dir. Oliver Hermanus
The Day He Arrives, dir. Hong Sang-soo
Bonsai, dir. Cristian Jimenez
Tatsumi, dir. Eric Koo
Arirang, dir. Kim Ki-duk
Where Do We Go Now?, dir. Nadine Labaki
Loverboy, dir. Catalin Mitulescu
Yellow Sea, dir. Na Hong-jin
Miss Bala, dir. Gerardo Naranjo
Trabalhar Cansa, dirs. Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
L’exercice de l’etat, dir. Pierre Schoeller
Toomelah, dir. Ivan Sen
Oslo, August 31, dir. Joachim Trier

Midnight Screenings
Wu Xia, dir. Chan Peter Ho-Sun
Dias De Gracia, dir. Tekla Taidelli

Special Screenings
Labrador, dir. Frederikke Aspock
Le Maitre Des Forges De L’Enfer, dir. Rithy Panh
Michel Petrucciani, dir. Michael Radford
Tous Au Larzac, dir. Christian Rouaud

Cannes Film Festival runs May 11th to May 22nd.

What do you think about the line-up?

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