In Competition and Un Certain Regard selectionsIN COMPETITION
Director: Mathieu Amalric
Amalric directs and stars in this comedy about a troupe of American burlesque dancers traveling through France.
"Of Gods and Men"
Director: Xavier Beauvois
Eight French Cistercian monks stand up for their beliefs when confronted by fundamentalists in this drama set in the 1990s.
"Outside of the Law"
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
Writer-director Bouchareb explores the struggle for Algerian independence from France following World War II.
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Javier Bardem stars as a dealer who is confronted by the law in the form of a childhood friend-turned-police officer.
"A Screaming Man"
Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
A former swimming champion, now 60, battles social humiliation in Chad when he is forced to sacrifice his job as a pool attendant to his son in the midst of civil war.
Director: IM Sangsoo
A remake of Kim Ki-Young’s 1960 classic about a man who gets more than he bargains for when he becomes involved with his troubled maid while his wife is away.
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Iranian auteur Kiarostami returns to Cannes with this drama about a writer who falls for a younger French woman, played by the ubiquitous Juliette Binoche.
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Kitano returns to his gritty roots with this look at double dealing Tokyo gangsters.
Director: Lee Chang-dong
An elderly woman grapples with the meaning of her life while caring for her troubled grandson.
Director: Mike Leigh
Leigh regular Jim Broadbent stars in the British auteur's latest exercise in dramatic improvisation.
Director: Doug Liman
A fictionalized look at the controversial outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame by the Bush administration.
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Contemporary Russia as seen through the eyes of a truck driver who has lost his way.
Director: Daniele Luchetti
A factory worker copes with financial upheaval.
"Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus"
Director: Nikita Mikhalkov
The WWII film brings back Russian officer Kotov, who is now fighting on the front lines as his nurse/daughter risks her life.
"Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project"
Director Kornel Mundruczo
Mundruczo replaces the classic monster from Mary
Shelley's story with a child returning home from boarding school, seeking his family’s love.
"The Princess of Montpensier"
Director: Bertrand Tavernier
Based on the story by Madame de la Fayette, the film revolves around the passions of a rich heiress forced to marry the wrong man amid the religious wars of the late 1500s.
"Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives"
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Uncle Boonmee, suffering from acute kidney failure, spends his final days with loved ones in the countryside, when he sees the ghost of his deceased wife.
A sea captain returns home to news that the son he hardly knew has been shot and killed by police.
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Cianfrance charts a contemporary married couple over a span of years, cross-cutting between time periods.
"The Strange Case of Angelica"
Director: Manoel De Oliveira
A 1950s photographer is asked by hotel owners to take portraits of their recently deceased daughter.
Director: Xavier Dolan
The story of three friends who are involved in a love triangle.
Directors: Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza
Three women hit the road on a journey of self-discovery.
"Simon Werner a Disparu…"
Director: Fabrice Gobert
In the suburbs of Paris, teenagers recover a body hidden in the scrub of a forest.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
An eclectic ensemble of characters converse in this cinematic symphony in three movements.
"The City Below"
Director: Christoph Hochhausler
A drama set in the world of high finance.
"Ha Ha Ha"
Director: Hong Sangsoo
Shared memories of a movie critic and an aspiring movie director about a past summer trip.
"R U There"
"I Wish I Knew"
Director: Jia Zhang-Ke
Documentary in which people share their experiences about living in Shanghai.
"Return to the Dogs"
Director: Lodge Kerrigan
A ficionalized look at Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick .
Director: Agnes Kocsis
An alienated nurse surrounded by death sets off to find her long-lost childhood friend.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
This coming-of-age drama chronicles a teenage boy’s return home after being abandoned in a boarding school for eight years.
"Tuesday, After Christmas"
Director: Radu Muntean
A man who loves two women—his wife and a mistress—
must decide which to leave before Christmas.
Director: Hideo Nakata
A group of teenagers encourage each other’s bad behavior.
Director: Cristi Puiu
The second installment in the director’s Bucharest series tells the story of a middle-age engineer who desperately wants to change his life.
"Life Above All"
Director: Oliver Schmitz
A touching mother-daughter relationship that reflects modern South Africa.
Director: Pablo Trapero
Revolves around an ethically challenged personal injury lawyer whose life begins to spin out of control.
Directors: Daniel Vega, Diego Vega
An alcoholic becomes obsessed with kidnapping a woman in a coma.
"R U There"
Director: David Verbeek
A professional gamer witnesses an accident akin to the violence he re-enacts daily in his video game play.