Films include Aboriginal girl-group story The Sapphires [pictured], with a cast including Chris O’Dowd.

Midnight Screenings

Dario Argento’s Dracula (It)

Dir Dario Argento

Italy’s renowned director Argento reimagines Bram Stoker’s classic novel in stereoscopic 3D. Thomas Kretschmann stars with Asia Argento and Rutger Hauer. Rome-based Multimedia Film Production produces alongside Enrique Cerezo Productions.

Contact Filmexport Group,; The Little Film Company (US, UK, Aus, NZ),

For Love’s Sake (Jap)

Dir Takashi Miike

Prolific Japanese film-maker Takashi Miike screened in Competition last year with Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai and he returns to Cannes with For Love’s Sake, the fourth live-action adaptation of Ikki Kajiwara’s 1970s manga The Legend Of Love And Sincerity. The film blends action, comedy and music as it follows the school romance between a delinquent (Tsumabuki Satoshi) and an innocent girl (Takei Emi). Kadokawa and Toei release in Japan in June.

Contact Kadokawa Shoten,

Maniac (US-Fr)

Dir Franck Khalfoun

Elijah Wood and Nora Arnezeder star in Khalfoun’s remake of William Lustig’s cult horror film about a killer who scalps his victims. It is produced by Alexandre Aja, whose credits include horror remakes Piranha 3D and The Hills Have Eyes, and Thomas Langmann who visited the Croisette last year with The Artist.

Contact Wild Bunch,

The Sapphires (Aus)

Dir Wayne Blair

Blair’s feature debut is inspired by the true story of four Aboriginal soul singers. Chris O’Dowd stars in the 1960s-set film which has been adapted from a stage musical. Blair’s short film The Djran Djrans won the 2005 Crystal Bear award in the Kinderfilmfest competition at Berlin.

Contact Goalpost Film,

65th anniversary screening

A Special Day (Fr)

Dir Gilles Jacob

Last year Cannes president Gilles Jacob published a book detailing his three decades heading the festival and this year’s festival will showcase his work in the form of a 52-minute documentary which follows 35 renowned directors attending the 60th edition of the festival. The documentary will be broadcasted simultaneously on Canal Plus.

Contact Films Distribution,

Special Screenings

A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim
Dir Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

The Central Park Five
Dirs Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

Journal De France
Dir Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

Les Invisibles
Dir Sébastien Lifshitz

Mekong Hotel
Dir Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The Oath Of Tobruk
Dir Bernard-Henri Lévy

Polluting Paradise
Dir Fatih Akin

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
Dir Laurent Bouzereau

Dir Gonzalo Tobal

Dir Candida Brady