//2013 Cannes Lineup Includes Coens, Refn, Desplechin, Payne, and Many More

2013 Cannes Lineup Includes Coens, Refn, Desplechin, Payne, and Many More

Jimmy P.Any lineup announcement is sedated by the fact that we still have to wait nearly a month for the festival, and even that’s sedated by the fact that we won’t see the films until some time later. That said, boy does Thierry Fremaux know how to wet our appetites with an immense palette of films! So many highly anticipated films from prestige directors, he couldn’t even fit them all into the competition lineup.

Amongst the films we expected, or at least hoped, to see in competition are Joel & Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Arnaud Desplechin’s Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), Asghar Farhadi’s The Past, Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra (for which a full trailer has recently landed), Paulo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza (another trailer), and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives (yes, another trailer). Also expected was James Gray’s Lowlife, which is here under the new title of The Immigrant. Also retitled is Abdellatif Kechiche’s The Life of Adele, previously under the title Blue is the Warmest Color, a title which hooks me much more. At over three hours, Kechiche’s film is the longest in competition.

The BastardsAs for those we didn’t expect to see here, mostly because we didn’t know they’d be finished, are Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, and Francois Ozon’s Jeune et Jolie. NOTE: Ozon’s other latest film, In the House, releases in theaters this weekend, so keep an eye out for all the more Ozon. Another more low-key artist whose work is in competition is I Wish director Hirokazu Koreeda’s latest, Like Father, Like Son.

There were even some high profile names left over for the Un Certain Regard section, which Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring was announced to open yesterday. Joining her in female directors cast outside of competition is Claire Denis, whose film The Bastards was rumored to be her return to the festival that kicked off her career with Chocolat. It seems a shame to waste a talent like Denis on Un Certain Regard, but I guess Thierry Fremaux was pressed for which films not to include in competition.

Plenty other relatively lesser known films are bound to turn heads when they arrive next month, but I’m going to refrain from mentioning those not included in this rather generous lineup. Plenty left over for Venice to compose their own generous slate. You can take a look at the full lineup below.

The Great GatsbyIn Competition

Opening Film: The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann; 1h45)

A Villa in Italy (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi; 1h44)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen; 1h45)
Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud des Pallieres; 2h05)
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) (Arnaud Desplechin; 2h)
Heli (Amat Escalante; 1h45)
The Past (Asghar Farhadi; 2h10)
The Immigrant (James Gray; 2h)
Grigris (Mahamet-Saleh Haroun; 1h40)
A Touch of Sin (Zhangke Jia; 2h15)
Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda; 2h)
The Life of Adele (Abdellatif Kechiche; 3h07)
Shield of Straw (Takashi Miike; 2h05)
Jeune et Jolie (Francois Ozon; 1h30)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne; 1h50)
Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski; 1h30)
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh; 1h58)
La Grande Bellezza (Paulo Sorrentino; 2h30)
Borgman (Alex Van Warmerdam; 1h58)
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn; 1h30)

Closing Night: Zulu (Jerome Salle; 1h50)

The Bling RingUn Certain Regard

Opening Film: The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola; 1h30)

Omar (Hany Abu-Assad; 1h37)
Death March (Adolf Alix Jr.; 1h45)
Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler; 1h30)
The Bastards (Claire Denis; 2h)
Norte, The End of History (Lav Diaz; 4h)
As I Lay Dying (James Franco; 2h)
Miele (Valeria Golino; 1h36)
L’inconnu de lac (Alain Guiraudie; 1h32)
Bends (Flora Lau; 1h32)
L’image Manquante (Rithy Panh; 1h30)
La Juala de Oro (Diego Quemada-Diez; 1h42)
Anonymous (Mohammad Rasoulof; 2h14)
Sarah Would Rather Run (Chloe Robichaud; 1h34)
Grand Central (Rebecca Zlotowski; 1h35)

Blood TiesOut of Competition

All is Lost (J.C. Chandor; 1h45)
Blood Ties (Guillaume Canet; 2h24)

Midnight Screenings

Monsoon Shootout (Amit Kumar; 1h22)
Blind Detective (Johnnie To; 2h07)

Jerry Lewis Tribute: Max Rose (Daniel Noah; 1h26)

Special Screenings

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (Stephen Frears; 1h37)
Stop the Pounding Heart (Roberto Minervini; 1h38)
Week End of a Champion (Roman Polanski; 1h20)
Seduced and Abandoned (James Toback; 1h35)
Bite the Dust (Taisia Igumentseva; 1h41)

Gala Screening, Tribute to India: Bombay Talkies (Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar; 1h55)

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Born in California, resident in New Hampshire, Lena is film studies graduate with a intense passion for queer cinema, stop-motion animation and all things Greta Gerwig. Full Bio.