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Coen Brothers, Alexander Payne, Steven Soderbergh Among Cannes Competitors

This morning the Cannes Film Festival announced its official lineup, and it is a star-studded affair. Films up for the main competition this year include the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, Alexander Payne's Nebraska (Will Forte's going to Cannes!), Nicolas Winding Refn’s Ryan Gosling–starring Only God Forgives, Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur (his racing documentary Weekend of a Champion will also be screening), and maybe most surprisingly Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace HBO biopic Behind the Candelabra. Films competing in the festival's undercard Un Certain Regard competition include Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, Sundance breakout Fruitvale Station, and James Franco's As I Lay Dying adaptation. Read the full lineup below. The festival opens on May 15, so you better start thinking soon about how you can convince your bosses that a trip to Cannes is a totally justifiable work expense.

 

Opening filmThe Great Gatsby, dir: Baz Luhrmann
Closing filmZulu, dir: Jérôme Salle

Competition
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 Station: 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

Midnight Screenings
Blind Detective, dir: Johnnie To
Monsoon Shootout, dir: Amit Kumar

Special Screenings
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)

Homage to Jerry Lewis
Max Rose, dir: Daniel Noah

Gala Screening in Honor of India
Bombay Talkies, dirs: Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar

Photo: HBO Films