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April 19, 2012

Cannes Announces Complete 2012 Line-Up


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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