2013 Cannes Film Festival

Official 2013 Cannes Film Festival Lineup Announced

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66th Festival de Cannes Lineup
66th Festival de Cannes Lineup

This morning the official 2013 Cannes Film Festival line-up was announced from Paris, France. The committee saw 1,858 films submitted this year and while additional titles will continue to be announced, this morning we got the full Competition and Un Certain Regard lineup and it looks amazing so far.

Among the films announced In Competition so far, many were expected including Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra, Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur, Asghar Farhadi's The Past and Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.

Additionally James Gray's once titled Lowlife starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner will play, but under the name The Immigrant and Takashi Miike's cop thriller Wara No Tate (Straw Shield) has also made the competition list. However, the biggest "surprise" is the inclusion of Alexander Payne's black-and-white film Nebraska, which is sure to be a big attention getter, not to mention a great way to showcase yet another black-and-white feature at Cannes, the last notable entry being The Artist and we know how that ended.

So far only two Out of Competition titles have been announced and both are exciting choices beginning with Guillaume Canet's Blood Ties, which features a massive cast including Billy Crudup, Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard and Mila Kunis to name a few and then Margin Call director J.C. Chandor will arrive on the Croisette with All is Lost starring Robert Redford, a film said to include absolutely no dialogue as it follows one man's journey to survive at sea.

Additional big names include new films from Claire Denis, Francois Ozon, Paolo Sorrentino and Arnaud Desplechin. Even James Franco made the Un Certain Regard selection with As I Lay Dying, his adaptation of William Faulkner's novel which he wrote, directed and stars in.

Finally, Ryan Coogler's Sundance stand-out (with a new, extended title) Fruitvale Station will also play in the Un Certain Regard selection.

We already knew Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby would open the fest and Jerome Salle's Zulu starring Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom would close it while Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring would serve as the opener of the Un Certain Regard selection.

The 2013 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 15-26 and I will be in town to cover the fest from May 15-25 this year. You can find all of my past Cannes coverage right here and there is plenty more to come. Stay tuned!

FEATURE FILM JURY
  • Steven Spielberg (President)
  • Vidya Balan
  • Naomi Kawase
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Daniel Auteuil
  • Ang Lee
  • Cristian Mungiu
  • Christopher Waltz
SHORT FILM & CINEFONDATION JURY
  • Jane Campion (President)
  • Maji-da Abdi
  • Nicoletta Braschi
  • Nandita Das
  • Semih Kaplanoglu
UN CERTAIN REGARD JURY
  • Thomas Vinterberg (President)
OPENING FILM
CLOSING FILM
  • Zulu (dir. Jérôme Salle) [Out of Competition]
IN COMPETITION
  • Only God Forgives (dir. Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • Borgman (dir. Alex Van Warmerdam)
  • La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty) (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Only Lovers Left Alive (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
  • Behind the Candelabra (dir. Steven Soderbergh)
  • Venus in Fur (dir. Roman Polanski)
  • Nebraska (dir. Alexander Payne)
  • Jeune et Jolie (Young and Beautiful) (dir. Francois Ozon)
  • Wara No Tate (Straw Shield) (dir. Takashi Miike)
  • La Vie D'adele (Blue Is the Warmest Color) (dir. Abdellatif Kechiche)
  • Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son) (dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
  • Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch of Sin) (dir. Jia Zhangke)
  • Grisgris (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
  • The Immigrant (dir. James Gray)
  • The Past (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
  • Heli (dir. Amat Escalante)
  • Jimmy P. (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
  • Michael Kohlhaas (dir. Arnaud Despalieres)
  • Inside Llewyn Davis (dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen)
  • Un Chateau en Italie (dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)
UN CERTAIN REGARD
  • The Bling Ring (dir. Sofia Coppola) [Opening Film]
  • Grand Central (dir. Rebecca Zlotowski)
  • Sarah Prefere La Course (Sarah Would Rather Ruin) (dir. Chloe Robichaud)
  • Anonymous (dir. Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • La Jaula de Oro (dir. Diego Quemada-Diez)
  • L'Image Manquante (dir. Rithy Panh)
  • Bends (dir. Flora Lau)
  • L'inconnu De Lac (dir. Alain Guiraudie)
  • As I Lay Dying (dir. James Franco)
  • Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan (Norte, the End of History) (dir. Lav Diaz)
  • Les Salauds (Bastards) (dir. Claire Denis)
  • Fruitvale Station (dir. Ryan Coogler)
  • Death March (dir. Adolfo Alix Jr.)
  • Omar (dir. Hany Abu-Assad)
  • My Sweet Pepperland (dir. Hiner Saleem)
  • Tore Tanzt (dir. Katrin Gebbe)
  • Wakolda (dir. Lucia Puenzo)
OUT OF COMPETITION
  • Blood Ties (dir. Guillaume Canet)
  • All is Lost (dir. J.C. Chandor)
  • Le Dernier des Injustes (dir. Claude Lanzmann)
DIRECTORS' FORTNIGHT

Features

  • The Congress (dir. Ari Folman) [Opening Film]
  • A Strange Course Of Events (dir. Raphael Nadjari)
  • Apres La Nuit (dir. Basil Da Cunha)*
  • The Apaches (dir. Thierry De Peretti)*
  • Blue Ruin (dir. Jeremy Saulnier)
  • La Danza De La Realidad (dir. Alejandro Jodorowosky)
  • Jodorowsky's Dune (dir. Frank Pavich)*
  • L'Escale (dir. Kaveh Bakhtiari)*
  • Henri (dir. Yolande Moreau)
  • La Fille Du 14 Juillet (dir. Antonin Peretjako)*
  • Ilo Ilo (dir. Anthony Chen)*
  • Last Day On Mars (dir. Ruairi Robinson)*
  • Les Garçons Et Guillaume, A Table! (dir. Guillaume Gallienne)*
  • The Selfish Giant (dir. Clio Barnard)
  • Magic Magic (dir. Sebastian Silva)
  • On The Job (dir. Erik Matti)
  • Tip Top (dir. Serge Bozon)
  • Ugly (dir. Anurag Kashyap)
  • Un Voyageur (dir. Marcel Ophuls)
  • The Summer Of The Flying Fish (dir. Marcela Said)
  • We Are What We Are (dir. Jim Mickle)

*Denotes a first film which is eligible for the Camera d'Or

Short Films

  • Gambozinos (dir. João Nicolau)
  • Lágy Eső (dir. Dénes Nagy)
  • Le Quepa Sur La Vilni! (dir. Yann Le Quellec)
  • Man Kann Nicht Auf Einmal Alles Tun, Aber Man Kann Auf Einmal Alles Lassen (dir. Marie-Elsa Sgualdo)
  • O Umbra De Nor (dir. Radu Jude)
  • Pouco Mais De Um Mês (dir. André Novais Oliveira)
  • Que Je Tombe Tout Le Temps (dir. Eduardo Williams)
  • Solecito (dir. Oscar Ruiz Navia)
  • Swimmer (dir. Lynne Ramsay)
CRITICS WEEK

Features

  • Suzanne (dir. Katell Quillévéré) [Opening Film]
  • Salvo (dir. Fabio Grassadonia & Antonio Piazza)
  • The Lunchbox (dir. Ritesh Batra)
  • For Those in Peril (dir. Paul Wright)
  • The Dismantlement (dir. Sébastien Pilote)
  • Nos héros sont morts ce soir (dir. David Perrault)
  • Los Dueños (dir. Agustin Toscano & Ezequiel Radusky)
  • The Major (dir. Yury Bykov)

Shorts

  • Vikingar (dir. Magali Magistry)
  • Agit Pop (dir. Nicolas Pariser)
  • Pátio (dir. Ali Muritiba)
  • Come and Play (Komm und Spiel) (dir. Daria Belova)
  • The Opportunist (dir. David Lassiter)
  • Pleasure (dir. Ninja Thyberg)
  • Océan (dir. Emmanuel Laborie)
  • Tau Seru (dir. Rodd Rathjen)
  • La lampe au beurre de Yak (dir. Hu Wei)
  • Breathe me (dir. Han Eun-young)

Special Screenings

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
SPECIAL SCREENINGS
  • Otdat Konci (dir. Taisia Igumentseva)
  • Seduced and Abandoned (dir. James Toback)
  • Weekend of a Champion (dir. Roman Polanski)
  • Stop the Pounding Heart (dir. Roberto Minervini)
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (dir. Stephen Frears)
  • Max Rose (dir. Daniel Noah)
Short Films
  • More Than Two Hours (dir. Ali Asgari)
  • Condom Lead (dir.s Mohammed Abou Nasser, Ahmad Abou Nasser)
  • Whale Valley (dir. Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson)
  • The Meteorite And Impotence (dir. Sasaki Omoi)
  • Mont Blanc (dir. Gilles Coulier)
  • Olena (dir. Elzbieta Benkowska)
  • Ophelia (dir. Annarita Zambrano)
  • Safe (dir. Moon Byounggon)
  • 37°4 S (dir. Adriano Valerio)
The Cinefondation Selection
  • The Norm Of Life (dir. Evgeny Byalo)
  • The Magnificent Lion Boy (dir. Ana Caro)
  • Ham Story (dir. Eliška Chytkova)
  • Duet (dir. Navid Danesh)
  • Babaga (dir. Gan De Lang<)/li>
  • Needle (dir. Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)
  • Waiting For The Thaw (dir. Sarah Hiritt)
  • Fable Of A Blood-Drained Girl (dir. Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal)
  • Stepsister (dir. Joey Izzo)
  • After The Winter (dir. Jow Zhi Wei)
  • In The Fishbowl (dir. Tudor Cristian Jurgiu)
  • The Line (dir. Kim Soo-Jin)
  • Asuncion (dir. Camila Luna Toledo)
  • Going South (dir. Jefferson Moneo)
  • Danse Macabre (dir. Małgorzata Rzanek)
  • Tomorrow All The Things (dir. Sebastián Schjaer)
  • Exile (dir. Vladilen Vierny)
  • Pandas (dir. Matúš Vizar)

Weigh in with your thoughts below.

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  • http://www.jonnysreviews.webs.com Jonathan Fees

    YEAH, ONLY GOD FORGIVES! Good news, can't wait for that bad boy.

  • http://timeforafilm.com Alex Thomas

    Can't wait for your thoughts on these Brad, I'm interested in Behind the Candelabra? From what I can tell it's a TV Movie, but does that mean it's about as long as a feature film. Soderbergh and Damon = Good!

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

    Looks like you'll be having a great time in Cannes this year Brad

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

    I always feel a little disappointed with Cannes competition lineup, because there are always the same expected names.

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

      ..... who are really the best.

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

    Wow, this year we have a very strong presence in Cannes. Asghar Farhadi in main competition, Mohammad Rasoulof in Un Certain Regard, Ali Asgari in short films and Navid Danesh in Cinefondation. Islamic Republic tries and fails to kill out cinema.

    Apart from that,like always, the best of the best are here.

  • SohoDriver

    Wow, very intriguing list. Can't wait to hear your take on the films, Brad. Looking forward to seeing your schedule. Interesting that I haven't even heard of quite a few of the directors In Competition and most in Un Certain Regard. Guess that just shows my ignorance.

    Also, I guess this means you received sufficient donations from the RopeOfSilicon community? I think that says a hell of a lot about the site and how much people like it.

  • Bertram J. Krogh

    Love the line-up. Would give anything to go there, but I am only seventeen, and I don't have the money for the trip.

  • http://www.criterion.com/my_criterion/27913-criterion10 Criterion10

    Only God Forgives is the big inclusion for me. Nebraska and Venus in Fur are two interesting sounding titles to me, among many others. Part of what's great about Cannes is hearing about all the films you might not have heard of otherwise and allowing your interest to peak for them, so I'm sure that many of these titles I'll become more familiar with as they get distribution, receive reviews, etc.

    But, overall, it sounds like it could be a great festival! I'll be honest though, I am a little worried about Spielberg being the President of the Jury.

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

    I'm very happy that Only God Forgives, All Is Lost, The Bling Ring, and Inside Llewyn Davis. It's shaping up to be a great festival.

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

    What is the Un Certain Regard?

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

      It's a parallel competition at Cannes. It usually focuses on less mainstream works, that are supposed to be more original and different.

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

    Nice nice. Only God Forgives, The Bling Ring, Inside Llewyn Davis, and Nebraska sound really good.

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

    Im not exactly sure how it all works, but based on its competition, I think Only God Forgives will probably win some awards.

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

    Excited for:

    Only God Forgives
    Behind the Candelabra

    Interested in:

    The Immigrant
    Inside Llewyn Davis
    The Bling Ring
    Nebraska
    Blood Ties

    Looking at this selection, I predict that a non-English language film will win the Palme d-Or.

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

      It could be Only God Forgives. If I'm not mistaken, Drive won Best Director.

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

        Under Spielberg? I don't see that happening.

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

          What would you take?

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

            I don't really know enough about the films in competition to say.

        • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MichaelM./ Michael M.

          Spielberg is generally renown for his traditional sensibility.. He understands novelty, and will surely recognize another modern classic such as 'Only god Forgives'. I mean a western set in the far east, how could you compete.

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

          I am not familiar with the way the jury's work. Is it like a hierarchy where Spielberg is at the top like the Pres where he has the last say? Or is he just involved in the directing categories?
          What is "out of competition" and "un certain regard"? Are these just for one's pleasure but excluded from awards?
          I am very interested to know how the festival awards the different categories.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jgolding/ Justin Golding

    I'm excited to read your reviews about Only God Forgives, Nebraska, and Inside Llewyn Davis. I also hope you get to see As I Lay Dying as I'm really interested to see what franco did that with that material.

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

    That's a pretty good lineup. I'm interested in The Bling Ring, Nebraska, All is Lost, Behind the Candlelabra and Inside Llewyn Davis. Call me crazy, but I'm not that excited for Only God Forgives.

  • http://couchpotatodigest.blogspot.com Matt

    What an incredible line-up. I'm most interested in "The Bling Ring", "Only God Forgives", "Behind the Candelabra", "Nebraska", "The Immigrant' and "Blood Ties." I can't wait to read all your coverage, Brad!

  • Paul Yarbrough

    That's an awesome line-up. But woah, have we known about 'Nebraska' being in black and white? Is that not news to anyone else? I mean, neat and all, just unexpected. Unless it was common knowledge. If so, how embarrassing.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/MichaelM./ Michael M.

    Only god forgives will conjure a cinematic storm. Refn, you are a genius. Spielberg will acknowledge.

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

    Yeah I was surprised that Nebraska is B&W. Unfortunately that doesn't appeal to me at all; just give me a good movie in color please.

    Anyways, looking forward to Brad posting his Cannes movie-watching schedule!

  • http://www.smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    That's a hell of a lineup. Personally, I think it's superior to that fake one posted a few days ago. I think 'Only God Forgives' would be the one I'd be most pumped to see.

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

    Nice Line Up, most looking forward to:
    1) Inside Llewyn Davis
    2) The Great Gatsby
    3)Only God Forgives- Lacks talent imo, but hope it delivers

  • dslacker

    Blind Detective - Johnnie To. Stay up late - see a To film. It doesn't get any better.

  • http://cinemmaconfessions.com Gautam Anand

    Respectable Line-up.

    Though I am more excited about this year as Cannes is going to pay tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema. It's really deserved considering Indian Cinema has a rich history with it being one of the oldest existing film industry. More so, because for long it has been ignored by the western audience [especially US, popularity in Europe is gaining with each passing day] inspite of the fact that it has the highest viewership in the world [3.5 billion in comparison to Hollywood's 2.5].

    On slightly different note, it's been announced that Bombay Talkies will have Gala Screening in Cannes. It's a film that should be on must watch list simply because it has been directed by the 4 most talented new-age directors of Indian cinema [ The film is compilation of 4 stories each directed by a different director]. Also, it stars Amitabh Bachchan [biggest acting legend of Indian cinema] in a role where he will play himself. It will give people unaware of his stardom a peek into why he is so popular. By the way he will get a lot of footage this year at Cannes considering he also stars in a small role in The Great Gatsby.

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

      Being born and raised in Pakistan I saw a fair share of Indian movies growing up. But over the years, mainly after hitting adult-hood, I despise most of them; especially those Hollywood-wannabe ones which are in abundance these days (they dont feel Indian apart from the singing and dancing). There are decent efforts that come out every year, but for me, 95% are awful.

      Yes they have a big following because look at the the population size of India and the various hindi/urdu speaking people living abroad. I think some Indie Indian movies show a lot of potential, but overall the Bollywood industry is still far behind from a quality standpoint. This is of course my humble opinion :)

      That said, it will be nice to see Amitabh getting publicity at Cannes, he has truly earned it for an amazing career.

      • http://cinemmaconfessions.com Gautam Anand

        I myself have grown on to watch and love films from all over the world, but you have understand, Europeans make only few films every year so there is bound to be quality there. And as far as Hollywood goes, 80-90% of the films coming out of it are aweful too. When you produce films like the way India does, you can't expect more than 10-15 % quality. And obviously there are budget issues too. Indian films are made at less than one-tenth of the costs of Hollywood films.

        The parameter I use, to compare Bollywood to Hollywood is Slumdog millionaire. Every year Bollywood makes atleast 5 Slumdog Millionaires, with better music. And if that film can win 8 Oscars, I believe the best 5-10 films in Bollywood every year match the quality of Hollywood, discounting the budget [And if you have heard A.R.Rehman you would know he has compiled atleast 25 better albums than Slumdog]. I honestly believe the problem is less about quality and more about courage to make films on bolder subjects. I think that's where Indian cinema lacks.

      • http://cinemmaconfessions.com Gautam Anand

        "Yes they have a big following because look at the the population size of India and the various hindi/urdu speaking people living abroad."

        There are about 1.5 billion people who understand Hindi/Urdu and there are 2 billion who understand English. So there you go, the argument is not valid. Indian films are even popular in many non-Hindi/Urdu speaking nations, in non-diaspora crown .. like UK, Australia, Germany, even France is catching up, then whole of Africa etc. US never got going because they have Hollywood. Audiences here don't need to look anywhere else.

      • dslacker

        Agree with Gautam - a country producing a large number of films is going to make an huge number of awful ones. Someone said "80% of everything is s***." The percentage from Hollywood is quite a bit higher. The good news: Most of the garbage has already been weeded out for foreign films that make it to the US - in theaters, even on video. The bad news: American audiences can't be bothered reading subtitles. We somehow think that if it's not in English, it's not worth seeing - what a waste ! I go to one or two foreign film festivals each year and am generally blown away by the great films I see there that will never even be shown at theaters in major US cities - let alone to those of us in the boonies. Enjoy Cannes !

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/GothamCity151/ GothamCity151

    Venus In Fur and Nebraska are the two most interesting titles to me. Alexander Payne can, basically, do no wrong, and I have seen the play that Venus In Fur is based on, which was phenomenal. I doubt if Emmanuelle Seigner can capture what I got to see Nina Arianda did on stage, though.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    Boo hoo! No Under the Skin.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    Also, no Serena.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

      I wasn't expecting Serena, but it's too bad about Under the Skin. Maybe it'll run Out of Competition?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Jake17/ Jake17

    I'm most excited for Only God Forgives, The Bling Ring and Inside Llewyn Davis. The Immigrant, All is Lost and The Past all sound intriguing

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/TravisC./ Travis C.

    I'm certainly excited for the films everyone else is, especially the latest from the Coens, Refn, Canet, Payne, James Gray, but I'm a little surprised to see no one mentioning Kore-eda (Still Walking, After Life), Kechiche (The Secret of the Grain), especially Desplechin, as his last two (A Christmas Tale, Kings and Queen) were fantastic, Jimmy P. has Benicio Del Toro who can be great when he has the right material underneath him, Mathieu Amalric -- who in my opinion is one of the most underrated actors working -- as its stars.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

      If it's not an American film, I notice most people on this site aren't too interested. I'd say the figure runs about 95%. I really enjoy reading what people outside of the US have to say about film. I'm always learning something.

      I just got through reading up on Jimmy P, and it sounds fantasic. Zulu also has my interest piqued. I put the book on reserve at my local library.

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

    I'm glad to see Takeshi Miike's film made the list. Alot of interesting ones in here and two of my most anticipated films are in here as well Only God Forgives and Inside Llewyn Davis. It'd be cool to see James Franco's As I Lay Dying get in there though. Can't wait for Cannes!

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

    If I were to offer a list of suggestions, I would say Only God Forgives, Venus In Fur, Inside Llewyn Davis, Borgman, Behind the Candelabra, Nebraska, Jeune and Jolie, Blue is the Warmest Color, A Touch of Sin, The Immigrant, The Past, Bling Ring, As I Lay Dying, Fruitvale Station, and All is Lost. Those seem to me to be the most interesting titles.

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

    Looks I will need to read up on some of these films that you all are looking forward to. This is quite an exciting lineup. A first taste of quality films from around the globe. In general, there is a greater level of open mindedness to subject matter and film making styles.This is what I like about this festival.
    I have tried to avoid trailers, but have been "forced" to watch some while at the cinema.
    I am very much looking forward to Only God Forgives, as most are. Initially, I thought that The Bling Ring was going to be an adolescent version of bored rich girls. But with all the buzz around it and Sophia Coppella at the helm, I am now eagerly awaiting it's arrival.