Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and the late Heath Ledger to light up Cannes

Ang Lee, Almodóvar, and Campion figure in a heavyweight line-up of masters

The Cannes film festival has just announced its official program today. And it looks like a strong line-up, heaving on established auteurs, and with the requisite spash of Hollywood glamour. The main competition is heavy with work from  master filmmakers, includings Pedro Almodóvar, Ang Lee, Lars Von Trier, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Alain Renais—and Jane Campion, who premieres her first feature in six years. Ang Lee will unveil Taking Woodstock, which stars Canada’s Eugene Levy as Max Yasgur, the farmer whose patch of land hosted the world’s legendary rock festival. Bratt Pitt should provide some celebrity wattage as the star of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. And Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell may show up to celebrate their work in filling out the late Heath Ledger’s unfinished role in Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassass, which is screening out of competition. The festival will open with Up, a 3D animated feature from Pixar.

There appear to be no Canadian features in official selection, although I still have to double check the French-language titles. Here’s the complete list from Cannes, and more details can be found on the official Cannes site.

THE COMPÉTITION :

Opening Film :  Peter DOCTER – UPOut of Comp.- 1h44
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Pedro ALMODÓVAR – LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS (Broken Embraces) – 2h09

Andrea ARNOLD – FISH TANK - 2h02

Jacques AUDIARD – UN PROPHÈTE – 2h35

Marco BELLOCCHIO – VINCERE – 2h08

Jane CAMPION  -  BRIGHT STAR – 2h00

Isabel COIXET – MAP OF THE SOUNDS OF TOKYO -1h44

Xavier GIANNOLI – A L’ORIGINE – 2h30

Michael HANEKE  – DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon) – 2h24

Ang LEE – TAKING WOODSTOCK -1h50

Ken LOACH – LOOKING FOR ERIC – 1h59

LOU Ye – CHUN FENG CHEN ZUI DE YE WAN (Spring Fever) – 1h55

Brillante MENDOZA – KINATAY - 1h45

Gaspar NOE – ENTER THE VOID – 2h30

PARK Chan-Wook  -  BAK-JWI – (Thirst) – 2h13

Alain RESNAIS – LES HERBES FOLLES - 1h36

Elia SULEIMAN – THE TIME THAT REMAINS – 1h45

Quentin TARANTINO – INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS - 2h40

Johnnie TO – VENGEANCE – 1h48

TSAI Ming-liang – VISAGE (face)- 2h18

Lars VON TRIER – ANTICHRIST – 1h44

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Closing Film : Jan KOUNEN – COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKYOut of Comp. – 2h00

UN CERTAIN REGARD

BONG Joon Ho – MOTHER – 2h10

Alain CAVALIER – IRENE -1h23

Lee DANIELS – PRECIOUS – 1h49

Denis DERCOURT – DEMAIN DES L’AUBE – 1h36

Heitor DHALIA – À DERIVA (Adrift)- 1h43

Bahman GHOBADI - KASI AZ GORBEHAYE IRANI KHABAR NADAREH (Nobody Knows About The Persian Cats)- 1h06

Ciro GUERRA – LOS VIAJES DEL VIENTO (Les Voyages Du Vent) – 1h57

Mia HANSEN-LOVE – LE PÈRE DE MES ENFANTS – 2h00

Hanno HÖFER, Razvan MARCULESCU, Cristian MUNGIU, Constantin POPESCU, Ioana URICARU:
AMINTIRI DIN EPOCA DE AUR (Tales from The Golden Age) – 2h18

Nikolay KHOMERIKI – SKAZKA PRO TEMNOTU (Tale In The Darkness)- 1h12

HIrokazu KORE-EDA -  KUKI NINGYO (Air Doll)- 2h05

Yorgos LANTHIMOS – KYNODONTAS (Dogtooth) – 1h34

Pavel LOUNGUINE – TZAR (Le Tsar) – 1h56

Raya MARTIN – INDEPENDENCIA – (Independence) – 1h17

Corneliu PORUMBOIU – POLITIST, ADJECTIV (Policier, Adjectif) – 1h55

Pen-Ek RATANARUANG – NANG MAI (Nymph)- 1h49

João Pedro RODRIGUES – MORRER COMO UM HOMEM (Mourir Comme Un Homme) – 2h13

Haim TABAKMAN – EYES WIDE OPEN1er film -1h31

Warwick THORNTON – SAMSON AND DELILAH1er film – 1h41

Jean VAN DE VELDE – THE SILENT ARMY – 1h32

OUT OF COMPETITION:

Alejandro AMENABAR – AGORA – 2h08

Terry GILLIAM – THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS – (L’imaginarium du Docteur Parnassus) – 2h02

Robert GUÉDIGUIAN – L’ARMÉE DU CRIME – 2h05

MIDNIGHT SREENINGS :

Stéphane AUBIER, Vincent PATAR – A TOWN CALLED PANIC (Panique au village) -1er film – 1h15

Sam RAIMI – DRAG ME TO HELL (Jusqu’en enfer) – 1h39

Marina de VAN – NE TE RETOURNE PAS – 1h50

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:

Anne AGHION – MY NEIGHBOR, MY KILLER (Mon voisin, mon tueur) – 1h20

Adolfo ALIX, JR., Raya MARTIN – MANILA -1h30

Souleymane CISSE – MIN YE - 2h15

Michel GONDRY- L’EPINE DANS LE COEUR – 1h22

Zhao LIANG – PETITION (La Cour des plaignants) – 2h00

Keren YEDAYA - JAFFA - 1h50




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