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April 19, 2012

Cannes Announces Complete 2012 Line-Up

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The 2012 Cannes Film Festival kicks off in less than a month’s time, and the full line-up has been revealed!

We already knew that Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom would open the festival, but there’s plenty more besides that one to be excited about.

David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is one of the highest profile titles on the schedule, and, frankly, we never thought we’d be so excited about a film starring Robert Pattinson. The trailer has hinted at shades of some of Cronenberg’s greatest works, including Crash and Videodrome, so this is one that we’ll start queuing early for.

But that’s not the only film we’re excited about. There’s also Walter Salles’ take on Jack Kerouac, On The Road, as well as Michael Haneke’s Amour, which sees him reunite with Isabelle Huppert.

There are also new ones from Bernardo Bertolucci and Takeshi Miike, whilst Cronenberg’s son Brandon will also be at the festival with his debut film, Antiviral. Meanwhile, Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns with Mekong Hotel, having seen ghost tragedy Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives scoop the top prize in 2010.

Here’s the full line-up:

In Competition

Amour, Michael Haneke



The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach



Baad el mawkeaa, Yousry Nasrallah



Beyond The Hills, Cristian Mungiu



Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg



Holy Motors, Leos Carax



The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg



Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik



In Another Country, Hong Sang-soo



In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa



Lawless, John Hillcoat


Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson (opening night film)



Mud, Jeff Nichols



On the Road, Walter Salles



The Paperboy, Lee Daniels



Paradies: Liebe, Ulrich Seidl



Post Tenebras Lux, Carlos Reygadas


Reality, Matteo Garrone


Rust And Bone, Jacques Audiard



Taste Of Money, Im Sang-soo



You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet, Alain Resnais


Closing Night Film

Therese Desqueyroux, Claude Miller
 

Out of Competition

Hemingway Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman



Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon



Me And You, Bernardo Bertolucci

 

Un Certain Regard

7 Days in Havana, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, Laurent Cantet



11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, Koji Wakamatsu



Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg


Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin



Confession Of A Child Of The Century, Sylvie Verheyde



Despues De Lucia, Michel Franco



La Pirogue, Moussa Toure



La Playa, Juan Andres Arango


Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan



Le Grand Soir, Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern



Les Chevaux De Dieu, Nabil Ayouch



Loving Without Reason, Joachim Lafosse



Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia



Mystery, Lou Ye



Student, Darezhan Omirbayev



Trois Mondes, Catherine Corsini



White Elephant, Pablo Trapero

 

Midnight Screenings




Dracula 3D, Dario Argento

The Legend Of Love Sincerity, Takashi Miike

 

Special Screenings

A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim, Nelson Pereira Dos Santos



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



Der Mull Im Garten Eden, Fatih Akin


Journal De France, Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon



Les Invisibles, Sebastien Lifshitz



Mekong Hotel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul



Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Laurent Bouzereau



Villegas, Gonzalo Tobal

This year, Italian director Nanni Moretti (The Son’s Room) will head up the Jury for the main competition, while Tim Roth is presiding over the Un Certain Regard Jury.

The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival runs from 16 May to 27 May 2012.

Will you be attending the festival this year? What film are you most excited about? Spill below…

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