Cannes Festival announces 2012 line-up

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Image Credit: Marilyn Monroe photo by Otto L. Bettmann

Cannes announced its complete line-up for the 2012 festival. As previously reported, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival, which runs from May 16-27. Other films in contention for the prestigious Palme d’Or include David Cronenberg’s ultra-violent Cosmopolis, Brad Pitt’s upcoming Killing Them Softly, Lee Daniels’ Precious follow-up The Paperboy, John Hillcoat’s Lawless, Eva Mendes starrer Holy Motors, and films from Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke, Alain Resnais, and Walter Salles.

Highlights beyond the Palme d’Or race include Sundance favorite Beasts of the Southern Wild, Ken Burns doc The Central Park Five, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman starrer Hemingway & Gellhorn, and films from Bernardo Bertolucci and Dario Argento. Claude Miller’s non-competing Thérèse Desqueyroux will close the ceremonies. Click through for the full list.

Competitive Films
Moonrise Kingdom (Dir. Wes Anderson)
De Rouille et d’Os (Dir. Jacques Audiard)
Holy Motors (Dir. Leos Carax)
Cosmopolis (Dir. David Cronenberg)
The Paperboy (Dir. Lee Daniels)
Killing Them Softly (Dir. Andrew Dominik)
Reality (Dir. Matteo Garrone)
Amour (Love) (Dir. Michael Haneke)
Lawless (Dir. John Hillcoat)
Da-Reun Na-Ra-e-Suh (In Another Country) (Dir. Hong Sangsoo)
Do-Nui Mat (The Taste of Money) (Dir. Im Sang-soo)
Like Someone in Love (Dir. Abbas Kiarostami)
The Angels’ Share (Dir. Ken Loach)
V Tumane (In the Fog) (Dir. Sergei Loznitsa)
Beyond the Hills (Dir. Cristian Mungiu)
Baad el Mawkeaa (After the Battle) (Dir. Yousry Nasrallah)
Mud (Dir. Jeff Nichols)
Vous n’avez encore rien vu (Dir. Alain Resnais)
Post Tenebras Lux (Dir. Carlos Reygadas)
On the Road (Sur la Route) (Dir. Walter Salles)
Paradies: Liebe (Paradise: Love) (Dir. Ulrich Seidl)
Jagten (The Hunt) (Dir. Thomas Vinterberg)

Un Certain Regard
Miss Lovely (Dir. Ashim Ahluwalia)
La Playa (Dir. Juan Andrés Arango)
Les Chevaux de Dieu (God’s Horses) (Dir. Nabil Ayouch)
Trois Monde (Dir. Catherine Corsini)
Antiviral (Dir. Brandon Cronenberg)
7 Dias en la Habana (Dir. Benicio Del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspard Noé, and Laurent Cantet)
Le Grand Soir (Dir. Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern)
Laurence Anyways (Dir. Xavier Dolan)
Después de Lucia (Dir. Michel Franco)
Aimer à perdre la raison (Dir. Joachim Lafosse)
Student (Dir. Darezhan Omirbayev)
La Pirogue (The Pirogue) (Dir. Moussa Toure)
Elefante Blanco (White Elephant) (Dir. Pablo Trapero)
Confession of a Child of the Century (Dir. Sylvie Verheyde)
Mystery (Dir. You Le)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (Dir. Benh Zeitlin)

Non-Competitive Films
Thérèse Desqueyroux (Dir. Claude Miller)
Io e Te (Me and You) (Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci)
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (Dir. Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (Dir. Philip Kaufman)

Midnight Screenings
Dario Argento’s Dracula (Dir. Dario Argento)
Ai to Makoto (Dir. Takashi Miike)

65th Birthday
Une journée particulière (Dir. Gilles Jacob and Samuel Faure)

Special Screenings
Der Müll im Garten Eden (Polluting Paradise) (Dir. Fatih Akin)
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Dir. Laurent Bouzereau)
The Central Park Five (Dir. Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon)
Les Invisibles (Dir. Sébastien Lifshitz)
Journal de France (Dir. Claudine Nougaret and Raymond Depardon)
A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim (Dir. Nelson Pereira dos Santos)
Villegas (Dir. Gonzalo Tobal)
Mekong Hotel (Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

Click here for the list of short films and the Cinéfondation Selection.

Read more:
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Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ to kick off Cannes
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