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Cannes Competition Lineup Announced: Almodóvar, von Trier, Miike ...

The full competition lineup for the Cannes Film Festival has been released and — along with the previously announced, much-anticipated presence of Terrence Malick's Tree of LIfe — we get: Lars von Trier's Melancholia, Takashi Miike's Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai, Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive (starring Ryan Gosling as a stunt/getaway driver), Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin (starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly as parents of a child who commits a school shooting), and fourteen others. And of those fourteen, only one, unfortunately (Maiwenn's Polisse) stars French rapper Joey Starr. See the whole lineup, right down here.

OPENING FILM
"Midnight in Paris," Woody Allen

COMPETITION
"Drive," Nicolas Winding Refn
"Footnote," Josef Cedar
"Hanezu no Tsuki," Naomi Kawase
"Hara-kiri: Death of a Samurai," Takashi Miike
"The Kid With a Bike," Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
"L'apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)," Bertrand Bonello
"Le Havre," Aki Kaurismaki
"Once Upon a Time in Anatolia," Nuri Bilge Ceylan
"Melancholia," Lars von Trier
"Michael," Markus Schleinzer
"Pater," Alain Cavalier
"Polisse," Maiwenn
"The Skin I Live In," Pedro Almodovar
"Sleeping Beauty," Julia Leigh
"La Source des femmes," Radu Mihaileanu
"This Must Be the Place," Paolo Sorrentino
"The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick
"We Have a Pope," Nanni Moretti
"We Need to Talk About Kevin," Lynne Ramsay

UN CERTAIN REGARD
"Arirang," Kim Ki-duk
"Bonsai," Cristian Jimenez
"The Day He Arrives," Hong Sang-soo
"Et maintenant on va ou?," Nadine Labaki
"Halt auf freier Strecke," Andreas Dresen
"Hors Satan," Bruno Dumont
"The Hunter," Bakur Bakuradze
"Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro," Robert Guediguian
"L'exercisce de l'etat," Pierre Schoeller
"Loverboy," Catalin Mitulescu
"Martha Marcy May Marlene," Sean Durkin
"Miss Bala," Gerardo Naranjo
"Restless," U.S., Gus Van Sant
"Oslo, August 31st," Joachim Trier
"Skoonheid," Oliver Hermanus
"Tatsumi," Singapore, Eric Khoo
"Trabalhar cansa," Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
"Toomelah," Ivan Sen
"The Yellow Sea," Na Hong-jin

OUT OF COMPETITION
"The Beaver," Jodie Foster
"The Artist," Michel Hazanavicius
"The Conquest," Xavier Durringer
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," Rob Marshall

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
"Wu Xia," Peter Chan Ho-sun
"Dias de gracia," Everardo Gout

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
"Labrador," Frederikke Aspock
"Le maitre des forges de l'enfer," Rithy Panh
"Michel Petrucciani," Michael Radford
"Tous au Larzac," Christian Rouaud

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