edit: There’s a certain amount of scepticism about this list’s legitimacy, with no official confirmation or denial coming from the powers that be in the Riviera. Feel free to take all this with a pinch of salt, but it just makes too much sense not to be the real thing. The official line-up announcement is still scheduled for April 19th.
edit 2: Justin Chang of Variety, a man has since tweeted that this is “obviously fake”. The internet at large is pointing the finger at the lack of Michael Haneke’s Amour and the “interesting” presence of the Monty Python documentary. Only a few weeks until we hear for sure, but there are always bizarre omissions and inclusions in their line-up, so this could be closer to the truth than you would initially suspect.
edit 3 – ‘Leaked’ Cannes film festival list is false, says director (Tues April 3rd)
So Cannes’ “In competition” films have been revealed.
The entries were revealed on the official Cannes site and hastily removed (I feel for the web guy who will probably be sacked for the blunder), but not before being logged by the internet’s magical troops, in this case French blog blogdufestivaldecannes.com. You can read their story here (in French), but for now feast your eyes on the list of 24 films sure to have us all talking in six weeks time…
- APRES LA BATAILLE Yousry Nasrallah
- BIG HOUSE Matteo Garrone
- THE BURIAL Terrence Malick
- COSMOPOLIS David Cronenberg
- DE ROUILLE ET D’OS Jacques Audiard
- ELEFANTE BIANCO Pablo Trapero
- GEBO ET L’OMBRE Manoel de Oliveira
- LE GRAND SOIR Gustave Kervern et Benoit Delépine
- IL EST DIFFICILE D’ETRE UN DIEU Alexei Guerman
- IN ANOTHER COUNTRY Hong Sangsoo
- THE LAND OF HOPE Sono Sion
- LAURENCE ANYWAYS Xavier Dolan
- A LIAR’s AUTOBIOGRAPHY & THE TRUE STORY OF MONTY PYTHON’S GRAHAM CHAPMAN Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson & Ben Timlett
- MAIN DANS LA MAIN Valérie Donzelli
- THE MASTER Paul Thomas Anderson
- MISHIMA (provisional title) Koji Wakamatsu
- MOONRISE KINGDOM Wes Anderson
- NO Pablo Larrain
- PIAZZA FONTANA Marco Tullio Giordana
- A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE Roy Andersson
- THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Derek Cianfrance
- PROVIZORIU Cristian Mungiu
- RHINOS SEASON Bahman Ghobadi
- STOKER Park Chan-wook
Amazing to see Xavier Dolan in there. The Quebec native is 23 years old and is in illustrious company. Also catching our eye is The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance’s follow-up to our 2010 film of the year Blue Valentine. Add in Cronenberg, a new Malick (they’re like buses they are) and P.T. Anderson’s follow-up to There Will Be Blood and it’s sure to be a great fortnight.