Behind the Candelabra -- directed by Steven Soderbergh and set to premiere May 26 on HBO -- stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant piano player and Matt Damon as his much-younger lover Scott Thorson.
Alex Van Warmerdam's thriller Borgman stars Jan Bijvoet as a man who brings trouble to an unsuspecting neighborhood. Borgman marks the first Dutch film in the competition since 1975.
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Grisgris tells the tale of a25-year-old man with a paralyzed leg who starts working for a gang of petrol smugglers.
Heli (directed by Amat Escalante) follows Estela, a 12-year-old girl who has just fallen in love with a young police cadet who wants to run away with her and get married.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Inside Llewyn Davis, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, follows a folk musician in New York in the 1960s. The films stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake.
Young & Beautiful
The French drama film Young & Beautiful (Jeune et jolie) is directed by Francois Ozon. It follows a 17-year-old girl through four seasons and four songs.
Arnaud Desplechin’s drama Jimmy P. starring Benicio Del Toro is based on a true story. The film follows Jimmy Picard (Del Toro), a Blackfoot Indian, who returns from World War II with a mysterious illness and requires the help of psychoanalyst George Devereux (Mathieu Amalric).
Venus in Fur
Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur (La Vénus à la fourrure) follows a young actress who attempts to convince a director that she's the perfect fit for a role.
Asghar Farhadi's The Past (Le Passe) chronicles the family life of an Iranian man and his French wife. It stars The Artist actress Berenice Bejo, Tahar Rahim and Ali Mosaffa.
La vie d'Adele
Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle) follows a 15-year-old girl whose world is turned upside down when she meets a blue-haired girl.
The French-German drama film Michael Kohlhaas, directed by Arnaud des Pallieres, is an adaptation of the 1811 novella of the same title by leading German writer Heinrich von Kleist.It stars Mads Mikkelsen as a horse merchant who, after an injustice, raises an army to right a wrong.
Alexander Payne's Nebraska is a black-and-white film starring Bruce Dern as a cantankerous old man who naively thinks he's won a million dollars from a magazine sweepstakes. His son, played by Will Forte, reluctantly agrees to escort him on a road trip from Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb.
Only God Forgives
Ryan Gosling and Drivedirector Nicolas Winding Refn reunite for Only God Forgives, which stars Gosling as Julian, an exiled American running a boxing club in Thailand as a front for a drug business.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Jim Jarmusch's vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton was a late addition to the competition lineup for this year's Cannes Film Festival. The actors star as lovers who reunite, but their relationship is soon disturbed by the woman's younger sister.
Like Father, Like Son
Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru), by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, tells the story of a couple who discover that their 6-year-old son is not actually theirs because a mistake was made at the hospital when he was born.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner and Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant follows a burlesque dancer who meets a magician who aims to rescue her from a life of despair. It's directed by James Gray, whose film Two Lovers premiered in Cannes in 2008.
A Touch of Sin
A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding), byChinese director Jia Zhangke, is a reflection on contemporary China based on the stories of four people.
A Castle in Italy
A Castle in Italy (Un Chateau en Italie), from director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, follows an the troubles of an Italian family after they sell their home.
Shield of Straw
Takashi Miike's Shield of Straw (Wara No Tate) tells the tale of a billionaire who puts a bounty on the head of the man who killed his granddaughter.
The Great Beauty
Italian auteur Paolo Sorrentino's latest project The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza) is about an aging journalist who looks back on his youth.
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