2014 Cannes Film Festival

Complete 2014 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

Miller, Leigh, Loach, Dolan, Gosling, Godard, Hazanavicius and more

2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup

This morning the 2014 Cannes Film Festival lineup was announced and while at least one Out of Competition title is still to be announced, along with the Critics' Week and Directors' Fortnight lineups, we have a look at what films make up the competition and it's largely a lot of the titles that were rumored heading into today's announcement.

Among the competition titles you have Atom Egoyan's Captives, which we'll have to hope is better than Devil's Knot, Bennett Miller's highly anticipated Foxcatcher, Jean-Luc Godard's 3D feature Goodbye To Language, The Homesman from Tommy Lee Jones, Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall and David Cronengberg's Maps to the Stars.

I'm jealous I won't be there to see Xavier Dolan's first time in competition with Mommy, Mike Leigh is again at Cannes with Mr. Turner and Michel Hazanavicius returns to Cannes after The Artist took the fest by storm with The Search.

Olivier Assayas' Sils Maria starring Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche and Chloë Moretz will play in competition as will Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardennes' Two Days One Night.

Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco will open the festival and the two other current Out of Competition titles include Zhang Yimou's Coming Home and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon 2.

The Midnight Selection includes The Rover, the second film starring Robert Pattinson in the fest behind Maps to the Stars, along with The Salvation starring Mads Mikkelsen and the Korean remake of Point Blank, The Target.

In the Un Certain Regard selection all eyes will be on Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River (aka How to Catch a Monster) and instead of a major Sundance title making the cut this year, it's The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which played in Toronto last year, starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain.

There are still more titles to be announced and I'll be updating the lists below as they are.

The festival runs from May 14-25, which film do you think has the best chance at this year's Palme d'Or?

Official Competition
  • Captives [Canada] (dir. Atom Egoyan)
  • Foxcatcher [U.S.A.] (dir. Bennett Miller)
  • Goodbye To Language [France] (dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
  • The Homesman [U.S.A./France] (dir. Tommy Lee Jones)
  • Jimmy's Hall [U.K] (dir. Ken Loach)
  • Leviathan [Russia] (dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev)
  • Maps to the Stars [Canada] (dir. David Cronenberg)
  • The Marvel [Italy] (dir. Alice Rohrwacher)
  • Mommy [Canada] (dir. Xavier Dolan)
  • Mr. Turner [U.K] (dir. Mike Leigh)
  • Saint Laurent [France] (dir. Bertrand Bonello)
  • The Search [France] (dir. Michel Hazanavicius
  • Sils Maria [France] (dir. Olivier Assayas)
  • Still The Water [Japan] (dir. Naomi Kawase)
  • Timbuktu (dir. Abderrahmane Sissako)
  • Two Days One Night [Belgium] (dir. Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardennes)
  • Wild Tales [Argentina] (dir. Damian Szifron)
  • Winter Sleep [Turkey] (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Opening Film
  • Grace of Monaco [U.S.A./France] (dir. Olivier Dahan)
Out Of Competition
  • Coming Home [China] (dir. Zhang Yimou)
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 [U.S.A.] (dir. Dean DeBlois)
Un Certain Regard
  • Amour Fou (dir. Jessica Hausner)
  • Bird People (dir. Pascale Ferran)
  • The Blue Room (dir. Mathieu Amalric)
  • Charlie's Country (dir. Rolf De Heer)
  • Eleanor Rigby (dir. Ned Benson)
  • Fantasia (dir. Wang Chao)
  • A Girl at My Door (dir. July Jung)
  • Harcheck mi Headro (dir. Keren Yedaya)
  • Jauja (dir. Lisandro Alonso)
  • Lost River (dir. Ryan Gosling)
  • The Misunderstood (dir. Asia Argento)
  • Party Girl (dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis)
  • Run (dir. Philippe Lacote)
  • Salt of the Earth (dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)
  • Snow in Paradise (dir. Andrew Hulme)
  • Titli (dir. Kanu Behl)
  • Tourist (dir. Ruben Ostlund)m
  • Unhappy Youth (dir. Jaime Rosales)
  • Xenia (dir. Panos Koutras)
Midnight Screenings
  • The Rover (dir. David Michod)
  • The Salvation (dir. Kristian Levring)
  • The Target (dir. Chang)
Special Screenings
  • Bridges of Sarajevo (anthology film)
  • Caricaturists: Fantasies Of Democracy (dir. Stephanie Valloatto)
  • Eau Argentee (dir. Mohammed Ossana)
  • Les Gens du Monde (dir. Yves Yeuland)
  • Maidan (dir. Sergei Loznitsa)
  • Red Army (dir. Polsky Gabe)
Semaine de la Critique

Special Screenings

  • Respire (dir. Mélanie Laurent)
  • L'Institutrice (dir. Nadav Lapid)

Feature Competition

  • Faire L'Amour (dir. Djinn Carrénard) [Opening Film]
  • Più Buio Di Mezzanote (dir. Sebastiano Riso)
  • The Tribe (dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy)
  • It Follows (dir. David Robert Mitchell)
  • Gente De Bien (dir. Franco Lolli)
  • When Animals Dream (dir. Jonas Alexander Arnby)
  • Hope (dir. Boris Lojkine)
  • Self Made (dir. Shira Geffen)
  • Hippocrate (dir. Thomas Lilti) [Closing Film]
Director's Fortnight

Special Screenings

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (dir. Tobe Hooper)
  • Li'l Quinquin (dir. )

Feature Competition

  • Halleluiah (dir. Fabrice Du Welz)
  • Next to Her (dir. Asaf Korman)
  • Catch Me Daddy (dir. Daniel Wolfe)
  • Cold in July (dir. Jim Mickle)
  • Fighters (dir. Thomas Cailley)
  • Gett Le Proces de Viviane (dir. Amsalem Ronit and Shlomi El Kabetz)
  • Tale of Princess (dir. Kaguya Isao Takahata)
  • A Hard Day (dir. Seong-Hun Kim)
  • Eat Your Bones (dir. Jean-Charles Hue)
  • National Gallery (dir. Frederick Wiseman)
  • Pride (dir. Matthew Warchus)
  • Queen and Country (dir. John Boorman)
  • Refugiado (dir. Diego Lerman)
  • These Final Hours (dir. Zach Hilditch)
  • Tu Dors (dir. Nicole Stephane Lafleur)
  • Whiplash (dir. Damien Chazelle)
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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Adu/ Adu

    I'm looking forward to good responses from:

    Foxcatcher
    The Homesman
    The Rover Lost River
    Lost River
    The Salvation
    Maps to the Stars

    • matt

      look out for Wild Tales. I´m telling you.

  • BradyD

    Ugh...If only I could go to Cannes. BTW I second @ropeofsilicon-6a86f3d6652d5ef40c954176b71f263c:disqus's selection.

    • BradyD

      "The Salvation"...sequel to "The Hunt?" It would be fitting.

  • andyluvsfilms

    I'm looking forward to the discussion and analysis almost as much as the films. My number one is definitely Foxcatcher but i'm unaware of about 95% of them, that in itself is the exciting bit.

  • http://filmemignon.blogspot.com/ Corbin

    Oh man, this lineup is really good. Easily looking forward to Foxcatcher the most, but there's a lot there to be looking forward to. I can't wait for reactions.

  • yrabadi

    Excited by most of these titles... Should be a decent year. A bit surprised Egoyan's Captives is in there. It seems very safe and mainstream...

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jamie/ Jamie

    Really looking forward to Foxcatcher (like every other human being), and The Rover. I thought Animal Kingdom was one of the better films of 2010.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Torryz/ Torryz

    Brad, are you raising funds again this year? I'll help!

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Silga/ Silga

    Wow! Just wow! This is the best looking Cannes lineup in years. Ceylan, Zvyagintsev, Assayas, Egoyan and others are all the names I'll be waiting in my hometown's international film festivals.

    Plus the screenings of highly anticipated film by Loznitsa, Michod, Amalric, Benson and Zhang Yimou.

    Can't wait for the first reviews to reach us.

  • Sam

    I think they have to announce 3 or 4 more films? I hope "Knight of Cups" makes it to the official selection as one of those 3-4 films... + Wim Wender's "Every Thing Will Be Fine", Abel Ferrara's "Pasolini" or "Welcome to New York" and Thomas Vinterberg's "Far From the Madding Crowd"... aside from that I'm looking forward to "Winter Sleep", "Mommy", "Leviathan", "Mr. Turner", "Maps to the Stars" and "Foxcatcher".

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Chris138/ Chris138

    After the catastrophe that was Film Socialisme, I'm convinced that Godard only gets films in the Cannes lineup because of his work from half a century ago.

  • Tom Beet

    I'm more excited at thoses titles that you haven't mentioned: Andrey Zvyagintsev and Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

    Also really interested in 2 women entries: Still the Water by Naomi Kawase and The Marvel by Alice Rohrwacher

    Thought that Coming Home would appear in In Competition this year. And just 1 Asian selection this year (I hope they will add more)

    Anyone know if The Search will be in English or French?

  • Sam

    Same, I thought "Coming Home" would make it to the Competition... I think they need to add 2 more films to Competition. "Knight of Cups" and "Farm From the Madding Crowd" please? Cannes?

    About the search, Annette Bening is one of the main characters and my guess is it's in English