Ladies and gentlemen, start your booing!
The epitome of highbrow film festivals is gearing up to bow this May, giving us a glimpse at some of the year’s hottest movies from some of the most talented filmmakers working today. Apart from seeing a film or two that is bound to show up at Oscar time next year, the 2013 Cannes Film Festival will also screen a couple of this summer’s hottest releases, like Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (opening the fest) and the Emma Watson-starring The Bling Ring.
Now, the French audiences at Cannes are notorious for booing movies they don’t approve of, so you can bet we’ll hear about it if any of these films aren’t up to snuff. For a look at what else is on the slate, look below!
One of the buzziest films at the fest is Only God Forgives, which reunites Ryan Gosling with Drive director Nicolas Winding-Refn (and, from the looks of it, a lot of violence).
Also highly anticipated ― Inside Llewyn Davis, a 60s’-set music drama from the Coen brothers, starring Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake, and HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, and a lot of very shiny things (rumored to be Steven Soderbergh’s last movie, at least for the foreseeable future).
Many eyes will also be on The Past, from the Oscar-winning director of the acclaimed Iranian film A Separation. There’s also a new film by legendary auteur Roman Polanski, Alexander Payne’s father-son road trip Nebraska, and the James Franco-directed William Faulkner adaptation As I Lay Dying (not ambitious or anything).
Here’s the full roster:
Only God Forgives, dir: Nicolas Winding-Refn
La Grande Bellezza, dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Behind The Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh
The Immigrant, dir: James Gray
Venus In Fur, dir: Roman Polanski
Straw Shield, dir: Takashi Miike
Nebraska, dir: Alexander Payne
Jeune Et Jolie, dir: Francois Ozon
The Past, dir: Asghar Farhadi
Inside Llewyn Davis, dir: Joel & Ethan Coen
Jimmy P., dir: Arnaud Desplechin
Heli, dir: Amat Escalante
Grisgris, dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Like Father Like Son, dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
La Vie D’Adèle, dir: Abdellatif Kechiche
Borgman, dir: Alex Vann Warmerdam
A Touch Of Sin, dir: Zhangke Jia
Michael Kohlhaas, dir: Arnaud Despallières
Un Château En Italie, dir: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Out of Competition
Blood Ties, dir: Guillaume Canet
All Is Lost, dir: J.C. Chandor
Un Certain Regard
The Bling Ring, dir: Sofia Coppola (Opening film)
Omar, dir: Hany Abu-Assad
Death March, dir: Adolfo Alix, Jr
Fruitvale: dir: Ryan Coogler*
The Bastards, dir: Claire Denis
Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan, dir: Lav Diaz
As I Lay Dying, dir: James Franco
Miele, dir: Valeria Golino*
L’Inconnu Du Lac, dir: Alain Guiraudie
Bends, dir: Flora Lau*
L’Image Manquante, dir: Rithy Panh
La Jaula De Oro, dir: Diego Quemada-Diez*
Anonymous, dir: Mohammad Rasoulof
Sarah Préfère La Course, dir: Chloé Robichaud*
Grand Central, dir: Rebecca Zlotowski
Blind Detective, dir: Johnnie To
Monsoon Shootout, dir: Amit Kumar*
Homage To Jerry Lewis
Max Rose, dir: Daniel Noah
Seduced And Abandoned, dir: James Toback
Weekend Of A Champion, dir: Roman Polanski
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, dir: Stephen Frears
Stop The Pounding Heart, dir: Roberto Minervini
Bite The Dust, dir: Taisia Igumentseva (Cinéfondation)*
Gala Screening in honor of India
Bombay Talkies, dirs: Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar
How does the lineup look to you?