Cannes 2014 announces line up

Cannes number 67. So what have we got? Eighteen films will compete for the Palme d'Or in the Official Competition, whilst seventeen other films will play under the Un Certain Regard banner.

The festival opener will be Grace of Monaco by Oliver Dahan.

Of particular interest to me:

David Cronenberg seems set to continue his observations of the wealthy and perverse in Hollywood and the US, in his new Map to the Stars. Veteran Mike Leigh returns also with Mr Turner. The Homesman marks Tommy Lee Jones second time in the director's chair after some time away, whilst Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall will mark his apparent retirement from fiction film directing. Also on the bill is Jean Luc Godard's 70min 3D Goodbye To Language,  Nuri Bilge Ceylan's 196min Turkish film Winter's Sleep, Asia Argento's autobiographical Misunderstood and Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, dark fantasy Lost River (formerly How To Catch A Monster). Bennet Miller has his Steve Carrell-starring murder thriller Foxcatcher in play, whilst Wim Wenders has The Salt of the Earth. Zhang Yimou also will bring his film Coming Home to the festival, though out of competition. In the Midnight screenings section, Animal Kingdom's director David Michod has what looks like another intense thriller: The Rover.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-May 25, with the closing ceremony and awards on May 24.


Below are some interesting analyses of the festival from around the web, by people smarter then me:

Twitch Film on Cannes 2014 

The Guardian on Cannes 2014 

Indiewire on themes, oddities and standouts in this year's Cannes line up.





Grace Of Monaco, directed by Olivier Dahan


Adieu Au Langage (Goodbye To Language), directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Captives, directed by Atom Egoyan

Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night), directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Foxcatcher, directed by Bennett Miller

Futatsume No Mado (Still The Water), directed by Naomi Kawase

The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones

Jimmy’s Hall, directed by Ken Loach

Kis Uykusu (Winter Sleep), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Leviathan, directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev

Maps To The Stars, directed by David Cronenberg

La Meraviglie, directed by Alice Rohrwacher

Mommy, directed by Xavier Dolan

Mr. Turner, directed by Mike Leigh

Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales), directed by Damian Szifron

Saint Laurent, directed by Bertrand Bonello

Sils Maria, directed by Olivier Assayas

The Search, directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako



Amour Fou, directed by Jessica Hausner

Bird People, directed by Pascale Ferran

La Chambre Bleu (The Blue Room), directed by Mathieu Amalric

Charlie’s Country, directed by Rolf de Heer

Dohee-ya (A Girl At My Door), directed by July Jung

Eleanor Rigby, directed by Ned Benson

Fantasia, directed by Wang Chao

Harcheck Mi Headro (Away From His Absence), directed by Keren Yedaya

Hermosa Juventud (Beautiful Youth), directed by Jaime Rosales

Incompresa (Misunderstood), directed by Asia Argento

Jauja, directed by Lisandro Alonso

Lost River, directed by Ryan Gosling

Party Girl, directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis 

Run, directed by Philippe Lacote

The Salt Of The Earth, directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Snow In Paradise, directed by Andrew Hulme

Titli, directed by Kanu Behl

Turist, directed by Ruben Ostlund



Coming Home, directed by Zhang Yimou

How To Train Your Dragon 2, directed by Dean DeBlois


Pyo Jeok (The Target), directed by Yoon Hong-seung (a.k.a. Chang)

The Rover, directed by David Michod

The Salvation, directed by Kristian Levring


Caricaturistes – Fantassins De La Démocratie (Cartoonists - Foot Soldiers Of Democracy), directed by Stéphanie Valloatto

Eau Argentée, directed by Mohammed Ossama

Maidan, directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Les Ponts De Sarajevo (The Bridges Of Sarajevo), directed by Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, Isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde Red Army, directed by Gabe Polsky




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