2009 Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival Line-Up Revealed

'Agora' is added to the bunch ...

For the most part, the majority of the films Variety speculated would be included at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival made the final list. The only ones that didn't were Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant and Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro out of the group I listed from their early report. However, to make up for it they have added Alejandro Amenabar's Agora starring Rachel Weisz, which is big news if you ask me.

Listed below is the early list thanks to Variety. The Cannes' Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week will be fully announced Friday in Paris.

OPENER
Up U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

CLOSER
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky France, Jan Kounen

IN COMPETITION
Bright Star Australia-U.K.-France, Jane Campion
Spring Fever China-France, Lou Ye
Antichrist Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier
Enter the Void France, Gaspar Noe
Face France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium, Tsai Ming-liang
Les Herbes folles France-Italy, Alain Resnais
In the Beginning France, Xavier Giannoli
A Prophet France, Jacques Audiard
The White Ribbon Germany-Austria-France, Michael Haneke
Vengeance Hong Kong-France-U.S., Johnnie To
The Time That Remains Israel-France-Belgium-Italy, Elia Suleiman
Vincere Italy-France, Marco Bellocchio
Kinatay Philippines, Brillante Mendoza
Thirst South Korea-U.S., Park Chan-wook
Broken Embraces Spain, Pedro Almodovar
Map of the Sounds of Tokyo Spain, Isabel Coixet
Fish Tank U.K.-Netherlands, Andrea Arnold
Looking for Eric U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy, Ken Loach
Inglourious Basterds U.S., Quentin Tarantino
Taking Woodstock U.S., Ang Lee

OUT OF COMPETITION
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Canada-France, Terry Gilliam
The Army of Crime France, Robert Guediguian
Agora Spain, Alejandro Amenabar

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
A Town Called Panic Belgium, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Ne te retourne pas France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy, Marina de Van
Drag Me to Hell U.S., Sam Raimi

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Petition China, Zhao Liang
L'epine dans le coeur France, Michel Gondry
Min ye France-Mali, Souleyumane Cisse
Jaffa Israel-France-Germany, Keren Yedaya
Manila Philippines, Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin
My Neighbor, My Killer U.S., Anne Aghion

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Samson & Delilah Australia, Warwick Thornton
Adrift Brazil, Heitor Dhalia
The Wind Journeys Colombia, Ciro Guerra
Demain des l'aube France, Denis Dercourt
Irene France, Alain Cavalier
Air Doll Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Independance Philippines-France-Germany, Raya Martin
Le Pere de mes enfants France-Germany, Mia Hansen-Love
Dogtooth Greece, Yorgos Lanthimos
Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats Iran, Bahman Ghobadi
Eyes Wide Open Israel, Haim Tabakman
Mother South Korea, Bong Joon-ho
The Silent Army Netherlands, Jean van de Velde
To Die Like a Man Portugal, Joao Pedro Rodrigues
Police, Adjective Romania, Corneliu Porumboiu
Tales from the Golden Age Romania, Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Popescu, Ioana Uricaru
Tale in the Darkness Russia, Nikolay Khomeriki
Tzar Russia-France, Pavel Lounguine
Nymph Thailand, Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Precious U.S., Lee Daniels

FEATURE FILM JURY
Isabelle Huppert (president), actress, France
Asia Argento, actress, director, screenwriter, Italy
Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director, screenwriter, actor, Turkey
Lee Chang-dong, director, author, screenwriter, South Korea
James Gray, director, screenwriter, U.S.
Hanif Kureishi, author, screenwriter, U.K.
Shu Qi, actress, Taiwan
Robin Wright Penn, actress, U.S.

LA CINEFONDATION AND SHORT FILM JURY
John Boorman (president), director, author, producer, U.K.
Bertrand Bonello, director, France
Ferid Boughedir, director, Tunisia
Leonor Silveira, actress, Portugal
Zhang Ziyi, actress, China

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  • Ross

    If you are showing this to see what people would give to be there, like a sick twisted and more than a little played out horror series... You win:
    1 arm and 1 of my two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens... that’s my final offer.

    But seriously there are at least 5 movies that I would LOVE to see:
    Mother
    Drag Me to Hell
    Parnassus
    Taking Woodstock
    Basterds
    Thirst
    UP!

    (That's 7, so even better)

    And that’s just the ones I have heard about...
    It’s a sad day now... Thanks

  • Mimi

    Does anyone know what movie the Cannes film poster above is from? It looks very interesting.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/blog/brad_brevet/ Brad Brevet

    @Mimi: Yes, it is from Michelangelo Antonioni's L'avventura... definitely worth a look.

  • dragonrower

    nice! a 2nd time in a row official selection in cannes for direktor Brillante Mendoza's 'Kinatay' (The Execution of P), ive seen this film in a special screening in a film university. very gritty & very raw mind boggling story. if you guys have chance to see this, you should.

    considering i seldom or rather rarely recommend filipino indie films to people

  • Patricia

    Brad, when you look over the feature jury, does that tell you anything about which films will appeal?

  • angela collins

    Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold - some great talent here, Micheal Fassbender,Kirsten Warring,Harry Treadaway, but also some raw new talent , Katie Jarvis, Charlotte Collins and Chelsey Chase to name but a few . Andrea has a real eye for what's real , Red Road her first feature lenght was a great example, staying in touch with how it is, Andrea gets it right. Hope this film gets the backing ,like Slumdog Millionaire, it deserves it.
    This Small fish well deserves to swim with the big Fish here !!!!