Cannes adds 'Countdown to Zero' to lineup

Festival also brings Competition total to 18 films

PARIS -- As the countdown to the 63rd Festival de Cannes continues, organizers announced a special screening of Lucy Walker's "Countdown to Zero" on Friday, among other late additions to the lineup.

Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai's "Chongqing Blues," previously in Un Certain Regard lineup, and Hungarian helmer Kornel Mondruczo's "Tender Son -- the Frankenstein Project" will round out the 18-strong Competition selection.

Also representing China will be Croisette veteran Jia Zhang Ke with his latest film "I Wish I Knew," which will screen in Un Certain Regard alongside late entry "Carancho" from Argentinean director Pablo Trapero.

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Andrei Ujica's Romanian film "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu" will complete Out of Competition among the more glitzy Hollywood studio fare set to screen in that category this year.

The Festival de Cannes is set to run May 12-23.
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