Cannes Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup

Gus Van Sant, Woody Allen, and Todd Haynes to all premiere new work


    The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 68th edition, set to take place May 13th – 24th in Cannes, France.

    Festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure unveiled the star-studded bill this morning in Paris. Among the major highlights are new films by Gus Van Sant (Sea of Trees), Woody Allen (Irrational Man), Todd Haynes (Carol), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Nanni Moretti (Mia madre), and Paolo Sorrentino (The Early Years).

    Director Asif Kapadia’s documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse aptly titled, Amy, will premiere ahead of its stateside release. in addition to George Miller’s highly-anticipated sequel Mad Max: Fury Road and Pixar’s latest computer-animated spectacle, Inside Out.


    French actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot will screen her film, Standing Tall (La Tete haute), opening night. As The Hollywood Repoter points out, Bercot is the first female director to have their film open the festival since 1987, when Diane Kurys premiered A Man in Love in the very same slot.

    This year, the festival’s jury will be chaired by Joel and Ethan Coen, while Isabella Rossellini will serve as the president of the Un Certain Regard jury. Additional films will be announced shortly, but Fremaux contended that this is 90 percent of the lineup, culled together from a whopping 1,854 screenings.

    “The selection process is a journey that takes us around the world,” Fremaux said. “And we often come back with surprises that we could have never pictured showing.”


    Consult the full lineup below:

    Opening Film
    Standing Tall (La Tete Haute), Emmanuelle Bercot

    Carol, Todd Haynes
    Macbeth, Justin Kurzel
    Dheepan, Jacques Audiard
    La Loi du March, Stephane Brize
    Marguerite and Julien, Valerie Donzelli
    The Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone
    The Assassin, Hou Hsiao Hsien
    Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke
    Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Koreeda
    The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos
    Mon roi, Maiwenn
    Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti
    Son of Saul, Laszlo Nemes
    Youth, Paulo Sorrentino
    Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier
    Sea of Trees, Gus Van Sant
    Sicario, Denis Villeneuve

    Out of Competition
    Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
    Inside Out, Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
    Irrational Man, Woody Allen
    The Little Prince, Mark Osborne

    Special Screenings
    A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman
    Asphalte, Samuel Benchetrit
    Panama, Pavle Vuckovic
    Amnesia, Barbet Schroeder
    Hayored Lema’Ala, Elad Keidan
    Oka, Souleymane Cisse


    Midnight Screenings
    Amy, Asif Kapadia
    Office, Hong Won-Chan

    Un Certain Regard
    Madonna, Shin Suwon
    Maryland, Anna Winocour
    The Fourth Direction, Gurvinder Singh
    Masaan (Fly Away Solo), Neeraj Ghaywan
    Hruter (Rams), Grimur Hakonarson
    Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), Kiyoshi
    Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), Laurent Larivere
    Zvizdan (The High Sun), Dalibor Matanic
    The Other Side, Roberto Minervini
    One Floor Below, Radu Muntean
    Shameless, Oh Seung-Uk
    The Chosen Ones, David Pablos
    Nahid, Ida Panahandeh
    The Treasure, Corneliu Porumboiu

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