Festival lineup

In Competition and Un Certain Regard selections

IN COMPETITION

"On Tour"
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.

"On Tour"
 

"Biutiful"
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.

"Housemaid"

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.

"Certified Copy"
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.

"Outrage"
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Kitano returns to his gritty roots with this look at double dealing Tokyo gangsters.

"Outrage"
 

"Poetry"
Director: Lee Chang-dong
An elderly woman grapples with the meaning of her life while caring for her troubled grandson.

"Another Year"
Director: Mike Leigh
Leigh regular Jim Broadbent stars in the British auteur's latest exercise in dramatic improvisation.

"Fair Game"

Director: Doug Liman
A fictionalized look at the controversial outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame by the Bush administration.

"My Joy"
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Contemporary Russia as seen through the eyes of a truck driver who has lost his way.

"Our Life"

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.

"Chongqing Blues"

Director: XiaoshuaiWang
A sea captain returns home to news that the son he hardly knew has been shot and killed by police.



UN CERTAIN REGARD

"Blue Valentine"
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Cianfrance charts a contemporary married couple over a span of years, cross-cutting between time periods.

"Blue Valentine"
 

"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.

"Heartbeats"

Director: Xavier Dolan
The story of three friends who are involved in a love triangle.

"Los Labios"
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.

"Film Socialisme"

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 .

"Adrienn Pal"

Director: Agnes Kocsis
An alienated nurse surrounded by death sets off to find her long-lost childhood friend.

"Udaan"
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.

"Chatroom"

Director: Hideo Nakata
A group of teenagers encourage each other’s bad behavior.

"Aurora"
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.

"Carancho"

Director: Pablo Trapero
Revolves around an ethically challenged personal injury lawyer whose life begins to spin out of control.

"October"

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.
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