The 2013 Cannes Film Festival is going to be quite the showcase for some of Hollywood's biggest names and filmmakers. Among the directors whose work will be screened are Hollywood elite such as Roman Polanski, Steven Soderbergh, Ethan and Joel Coen, Alexander Payne, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Iran's Asghar Farhadi.

The festival will open May 15 with an out of competition screening of Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby. The festival ends May 26 with the thriller Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker. Other high profile films will also show outside of competing, including Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring and J. C. Chandor's All Is Lost, starring Robert Redford.

Last year's festival opened with Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and closed with Claude Miller's Therese Desqueyroux. The Palme d'Or (Best Picture) went to Michael Haneke's Amour.

Films in competition for the Palme d'Or

  • The Past (Dir. Asghar Farhadi) 
  • Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) (Dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
  • Heli (Dir. Amat Escalante)
  • The Immigrant (Dir. James Gray)
  • A Chateau in Italy (Dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
  • Grisgris (Dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  • A Touch of Sin (Dir. Jia Zhangke)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (Dir. Ethan and Joel Coen)
  • Like Father, Like Son (Dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
  • The Life of Adele (Dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)  
  • Shield of Straw (Dir. Takashi Miike)
  • Michael Kohlhaas (Dir. Arnaud Despallieres)
  • Young and Pretty (Dir. Francois Ozon)
  • Nebraska (Dir. Alexander Payne) 
  • Venus in Fur (Dir. Roman Polanski)
  • Behind the Candelabra (Dir. Steven Soderbergh)
  • The Great Beauty (Dir. Paolo Sorrentino) 
  • Borgman (Dir. Alex van Warmerdam)
  • Only God Forgives (Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
Films premiering Un Certain Regard
  • The Bling Ring (Dir. Sofia Coppola) 
  • As I Lay Dying (Dir. James Franco)
  • L'Inconnu Du La (Dir. Alain Guiraudie)
  • Bends (Dir. Flora Lau)
  • L'Image Manquante (Dir. Rithy Panh)
  • La Jaula De Oro (Dir. Diego Quemada-Diez)
  • Anonymous (Dir. Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • Sarah Prefere La Course (Dir. Chloe Robichaud)
  • Grand Central (Dir. Rebecca Zlotowski)
  • Fruitvale Station (Dir. Ryan Coogler)
  • Les Salauds (Dir. Claire Denis)
  • Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan (Dir. Lav Diaz) 
  • Miele (Dir. Valeria Golino)
  • Omar (Dir. Hany Abu-Assad)
  • Death March (Dir. Adolfo Alix, Jr.)
Steven Spielberg is serving as the jury chair for the Palme d'Or prize. 
The 66th Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15-26.
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drgonzo712 said...

You haven't integrated G+ comments into the blog yet? Slacker. :P

drgonzo712 said...

Looks like a good lineup this year!