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Cannes Film Festival 2013 line-up

The Official Selection for the 66th Cannes Film Festival has been revealed in Paris.

At a press conference in the UGC Normandie movie theatre on the Champs-Elysées in Paris, Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux revealed that 1,858 features were submitted for inclusion in this year’s festival, which runs from May 15-26.

As previously announced, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will open the festival on May 15. Jerome Salle’s Zulu will close the festival on May 26.

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring was last night named as the opening film of Un Certain Regard.


Jury chair: Steven Spielberg

Un Certain Regard

Jury chair: Thomas Vinterberg

  • The Bling Ring, dir Sofia Coppola (opening film)
  • Grand Central, dir Rebecca Zlotowski
  • Sarah Préfère la Course, dir Chloé 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 du Lac, dir Alain Guiraudie
  • Miele, dir Valeria Golino
  • As I Lay Dying, dir James Franco
  • Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan, dir Lav Diaz
  • Les Salauds, dir Claire Denis
  • Fruitvale Station, dir Ryan Coogler
  • Death March, dir Adolfo Alix Jr
  • Omar, dir Hany Abu-Assad
  • My Sweet Pepperland, dir Hinar Saleem’s
  • Tore Tanzt, dir Katrin Gebbe
  • Wakolda, dir Lucia Puenzo

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 Robero Minervini
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, dir Stephen Frears

Midnight Screenings

  • Blind Detective, dir Johnnie To
  • Monsoon Shootout, dir Amit Kumar

Out of Competition

  • Blood Ties, dir Guillaume Canet
  • All is Lost, dir J.C Chandor
  • The Last Of The Unjust, dir Claude Lanzmann

Homage to Jerry Lewis

  • Max Rose, dir Daniel NOAH

Tribute to India

  • Bombay Talkies, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar

Short Film Competition

Jury chair: Jane Campion

  • Bishtar Az Do Saat, dir Ali Asgari
  • Condom Lead, dirs Mohammed Abou Nasser, Ahmad Abou Nasser
  • Hvalfjordur, dir Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson
  • Inseki to Impotence, dir Omoi Sasaki
  • Mont Blanc, dir Gilles Coulier
  • Olena, dir Elzbieta Benkowska
  • Ophelia, dir Annarita Zambrano
  • Safe, dir Byounggon Moon
  • 37°4 S, dir Adriano Valerio


  • The Norm of Life, dir Evgeny Byalo
  • The Magnificent Lion Boy, dir Ana Caro
  • O Šunce, dir Eliška Chytkova
  • Duet, dir Navid Danesh
  • Babaga, dir Gan de Lange
  • Needle, dir Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
  • En Attendant le Degel, dir Sarah Hirtt
  • Contrafabula de una Nina Disecada, dir Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal
  • Stepsister, dir Joey IZZO
  • Au-Dela de l’Hiver, dir Zhi Wei Jow
  • În Acvariu , dir Tudor Cristian Jurgiu
  • Seon, dir Soo-Jin Kim
  • Asuncion , dir Camila Luna Toledo
  • Going South, dir Jefferson Moneo
  • Danse Macabre, dir Małgorzata Rzanek
  • Manana Todas las Cosas, dir Sebastián Schjaer
  • Exil, dir Vladilen Vierny
  • Pandy, dir Matúš Vizar

Click here for more details on the Short Film Competition and Cinefondation Selection

Click here for Critics’ Week line-up

Click here for Directors’ Fortnight

Readers' comments (4)

  • Fantastic line-up for 2013 but what happened to all the British contenders? No Loach, no Leigh, no Brits?

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  • Loach has just had a film distributed, Spirit of '45. Leigh is filming something now I believe - so obviously not ready. There are other sections to be announced - Directors Fortnight and Critics Week - in the last few years their selections have been much more interesting, so the Brits still maybe represented yet.

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  • Really meant that unless you are a Cannes habiitue like Loach or Leigh then British cinema doesn't get much of a look in.

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  • There is seemingly only one British film in the whole festival: The Magnificent Lion Boy in Cinéfondation. The producer and country of production is the UK, with the film being made at the National Film & Television School.

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