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Cannes Competition line-up unveiled

Screen brings you the 2010 Cannes Competition line-up, which includes Mike Leigh’s Another Year and Mathieu Amalric’s Tournee.

Thierry Fremaux and Gilles Jacob presented the official selections and juries for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival at a press conference in Paris this morning. Fremaux noted that the conference this year came a week early in order to allow for more excitement to build and to give festival goers more time to prepare.

He also noted that neither the Un Certain Regard nor the main competition lineups were complete with a handful of films to be added in the coming days. As previously announced, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood will open the festival; for the moment there is no closing film mentioned (see full list of films below).

The main competition currently has 16 titles from 13 countries. Among the usual suspects are Nikita Mikhalkov with a follow-up to his Grand Prize winner from 1984, Burnt By The Sun2. Wild Bunch is handling that film internationally. Also in the lineup is Mike Leigh with Another Year, marking his fourth time in Cannes Competition. Bertrand Tavernier also returns for a fourth time with La Princesse De Montpensier.

Also returning to competition berths are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu with Biutiful – he previously appeared in the Salle Lumiere with Babel – and Rachid Bouchareb with Hors La Loi after last appearing in Cannes with 2006’s Indigenes.

Making his first appearance in the competition is actor-director Mathieu Amalric with Tournee while Doug Liman also appears for the first time with the film about former CIA operative Valerie Plame entitled Fair Game.

Announcing the selection Fremaux noted that this year’s slate had been particularly ornery to put together. “We are happy, satisfied and content with the selection but if was difficult to do and complicated to put in place. We were still watching films last night.”

IN COMPETITION

Tournee, dir Mathieu Amalric

Of Gods And Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieux), dir Xavier Beauvois

Hors La Loi, dir Rachid Bouchareb

Biutiful, dir Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

A Screaming Man (Un Homme Qui Crie), dir Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Housemaid, dir Im Sang-soo

Certified Copy (Copie Conforme), dir Abbas Kiarostami

Outrage, dir Takeshi Kitano

Poetry, dir Lee Chang-dong

Another Year, dir Mike Leigh

Fair Game, dir Doug Liman

You. My Joy, dir Sergei Loznitsa

La Nostra Vita, dir Daniele Luchetti

Burnt By The Sun 2 (Utomlyonnye Solntsem 2), dir Nikita Mikhalkov

La Princesse De Montpensier, dir Bertrand Tavernier

Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat, dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul

OUT OF COMPETITION

You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, dir Woody Allen

Tamara Drewe, dir Stephen Frears

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, dir Oliver Stone

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Kaboom, dir Gregg Araki

L’Autre Monde, dir Gilles Marchand

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Inside Job, dir Charles Ferguson

Over Cities Grass Will Grow, dir Sophie Fiennes

Nostalgia De La Luz, dir Patrizio Guzman

Draquila, dir L’Italaia Che Trema, dir Sabina Guzzanti

Chantrapas, dir Otar Iosseliani

Abel, dir Diego Luna

 

 

 

 

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