Just a quick blog today, as I really just wanted to flag up the line-up for this year's Cannes Film Festival, which got announced this morning.

Just a quick blog today, as I really just wanted to flag up the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which got announced this morning.

As I suspected, the Coens new film, Inside Llewyn Davis, set in Greenwich Village during the early 1960s, is one of the films vying for the top honour, the Palme d’Or, at this year’s festival.

The film will compete alongside Alexander Payne’s road-trip pic Nebraska, Nicolas Winding Refn’s revenge thriller Only God Forgives, Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra and Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the play Venus In Fur. There’s also new films from Sofia Coppola, Claire Denis, Takashi Miike, François Ozon and Stephen Frears. This year’s big Hollywood movie is Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, which opens the festival on May 15. Quite apt, I guess, as Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of Gatsby in Valescure, Saint-Raphaël, further along the road on the Côte d’Azur.

Anyway, here’s the full-line up of what’s what. At some point, I’ll get round to blogging about the trailer for Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, which went live yesterday.

“The Great Gatsby” (Baz Luhrmann)

“Behind the Candelabra” (Steven Soderbergh)
“Borgman” (Alex van Warmerdam)
“The Great Beauty” (Paolo Sorrentino)
“Grisgris” (Mahamet Saleh-Haroun)
“Heli” (Amat Escalante)
“The Immigrant” (James Gray)
“Inside Llewyn Davis” (Joel and Ethan Coen)
“Jeune et jolie” (Francois Ozon)
“Jimmy P.” (Arnaud Desplechin)
“La Vie d’Adele” (Abdellatif Kechiche)
“Like Father Like Son” (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
“Michael Kohlhaas” (Arnaud Despallieres)
“Nebraska” (Alexander Payne)
“Only God Forgives” (Nicolas Winding Refn)
“The Past” (Asghar Farhadi)
“Straw Shield” (Takashi Miike)
“Tian zhu ding” (Jia Zhangke)
“Un chateau en Italie” (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi)
“Venus in Fur” (Roman Polanski)

“All Is Lost” (J.C. Chandor)
“Blood Ties” (Guillaume Canet)

OPENER: “The Bling Ring” (Sofia Coppola)
“Anonymous” (Mohammad Rasoulof)
“The Bastards” (Claire Denis)
“Bends” (Flora Lau)
“Death March” (Adolfo Alix Jr.)
“Fruitvale” (Ryan Coogler)
“Grand Central” (Rebecca Zlotowski)
“La Jaula de Oro” (Diego Quemada-Diez)
“L’image manquante” (Rithy Panh)
“L’inconnu du lac” (Alain Guiraudie)
“Miele” (Valeria Golino)
“Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan” (Lav Diaz)
“Omar” (Hany Abu-Assad)
“Sarah prefere la course” (Chloe Robichaud)

“Blind Detective” (Johnnie To)
“Monsoon Shootout” (Amit Kumar)

“Bombay Talkies” (Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar)
“Max Rose” (Daniel Noah)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (Stephen Frears)
“Otdat konci” (Taisia Igumentseva)
“Stop the Pounding Heart” (Roberto Minervini)
“Week End of a Champion” (Roman Polanski)

“Zulu” (Jerome Salle)

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