In selection are Cristian Mungiu's 4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days in the main competition, Abel Ferrara's out-of-competition Go Go Tales, Juan Antonio Bayona's Guillermo del Toro-produced The Orphanage in Critics Week and Dreams Of The Night Before from Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Calle Santa Fe by Carmen Castillo and Barbet Schroeder's Terror's Advocate all in Un Certain Regard.
At the Cannes Market, meanwhile, Wild Bunch has announced several titles including Mr. Nobody from The Eighth Day director Jaco Van Dormael and, thus far, starring Jared Leto and Cannes jury member Sarah Polley.
Set in a world where only clones have survived, there is one human left. The story is told in a non-linear, conceptual fashion that Wild Bunch chief Vincent Maraval likens to Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. The $47m (Euros 35m) film is produced by Philippe Godeau and will start shooting in June.
First images of Wild Bunch's recently acquired Downloading Nancy will be available for buyers. The Johan Renck film looks at the story of a housewife whose hidden sexual secrets lead to her death. Based on a true story, the film stars Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell and Amy Brenneman.
Dans Ma Peau's Marina De Van returns with Don't Look Back starring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci in the story of a woman who learns the secrets of her misleading life. The film starts shooting on a $12.9m (Euros 9.5m) budget in August and is scheduled to be ready for Cannes 2009.
Peter Mullan teams with Wild Bunch this year for Neds (or Non-Educated Delinquents) set in the late 1970s in Glasgow. Mullan will shoot beginning in September for a Cannes 2008 delivery date.
A script will be available for Jerome Salle's Largo Winch. The $33.8m (Euros 25m) comic book adaptation is 'very James Bond,' says Maraval. Set for an August start, the film's cast will be rounded out shortly.
Samira Makhmalbaf will be in Cannes for a press conference to talk about what's happening with her latest project, Two Legged Horse. In late March, a bomb went off on the Afghanistan set of the film in what is believed to have been an attempt on the lives of the film-makers. Makhmalbaf will show footage of the film up to the attack.
Following Ten Canoes, Rolf de Heer returns to the Wild Bunch family with Dr. Plonk. The time-travel film was written by de Heer and stars Nigel Lunghi, Paul Blackwell and Magda Szubanski.
A promoreel will be available for Belgian film The Hand Of The Headless Man starring Cecile De France and The Lives Of Others' Ulrich Tukur. The thriller is directed by Guillaume Maladrin and will be ready for Venice.
Hiner Saleem also makes an appearance on Wild Bunch's line up. The Kilometer Zero and Vodka Lemon director has this time cast Michel Piccoli, Mylene Demongeot and Maurice Benichou in at look at what's happening Beneath The Rooftops Of Paris .
Previously announced films on Wild Bunch's slate include Steven Soderbergh's Che starring Benicio Del Toro, Franka Potente and Julia Ormond and for which a promoreel is available; Alain Corneau's Second Wind with Monica Bellucci Daniel Auteuil and Eric Cantona; director Kevin Macdonald's documentary My Enemy's Enemy, Im Kwon Taek's Beyond The Years, Emir Kusturica's Maradona documentary, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream and A Girl Cut In Two from Claude Chabrol.