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Cannes competition line up unveiled in Paris

Strong showing for US independents with Lee Daniels, Jeff Nichols, Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat in competition alongside Cannes stalwarts like Haneke, Cronenberg, Reygadas, Loach.

The Cannes Film Festival unveiled its Official Selection on Thursday morning in Paris.

As previously announced, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom will open the festival on May 16 and the late Claude Miller’s last feature Thérèse Desqueyroux will close the festival on May 27.

Out Of Competition titles will include Madagascar 3 and Bertolucci’s Lo E Te.

The parallel selections of Critics’ Week and Directors’ Fortnight will be unveiled on next Monday and Tuesday respectively.

CANNES COMPETITION 2012

Moonrise Kingdom, dir. Wes Anderson (opening film)

Rust & Bone, dir. Jacques Audiard

Holy Motors, dir. Leos Carax

Cosmopolis, dir. David Cronenberg

Paperboy, dir. Lee Daniels

Killing Them Softly, dir. Andrew Dominik

Reality, dir. Matteo Garrone

Amour, dir. Michael Haneke

Lawless, dir. John Hillcoat

In Another Country, dir. Hong Sang Soo

The Taste of Money, dir. Im Sang-Soo

Like Someone in Love, dir. Abbas Kiarostami

The Angels’ Share, dir. Ken Loach

Beyond the Hills, dir. Cristian Mungiu

After the Battle, dir.Yousry Nasrallah

Mud, dir. Jeff Nichols

Vous n’avez encore rien vu, dir. Alan Resnais

Post Tenebras Lux, dir. Carlos Reygadas

On the Road, dir. Walter Salles

Paradise: Love Ulrich Seidl

The Hunt, dir. Thomas Vinterberg 

In The Fog (Im Nebel), dir Sergei Loznitsa

OUT OF COMPETITION

Lo E Te, dir. Bernardo Bertolucci

Madagascar 3, dir. Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath

Hemmingway and Gellhorn, dir. Philip Kaufman

 MIDNIGHT

Dario Argento’s Dracula, dir. Dario Argento

Ai To Makoto, dir. Takeshi Miike    

65TH ANNIVERSARY

Une Journée Particulière, dir. Gilles Jacob, Samuel Faure

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