Festival De Cannes is Finally Here!

May 19, 2012  

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For film lovers, celebrities and industry professionals it is the happiest time of year. The Festival De Cannes is here! The International Film Festival was created on the initiative of Jean Zay, Minister for Education and Fine Arts. In the 1950′s, the festival became more popular thanks to the attendance of celebrities such as Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Cary Grant, Romy Schneider, Alain Delon, Simone Signoret and Gina Lollobrigida. Today the Festival De Cannes is over 60 years old and is stronger than ever.

Ever since its inception, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose which is: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level. This year 2012 we see the following list as the Official Selection of The Cannes Festival (or Festival De Cannes.)

COMPETITION

AMOUR (LOVE) directed by Michael HANEKE

BAAD EL MAWKEAA (AFTER THE BATTLE) directed by Yousry NASRALLAH

COSMOPOLIS directed by David CRONENBERG

DA-REUN NA-RA-E-SUH (IN ANOTHER COUNTRY) directed by HONG Sangsoo

DE ROUILLE ET D’OS (RUST AND BONE) directed by Jacques AUDIARD

DO-NUI MAT (THE TASTE OF MONEY) directed by IM Sang-Soo

DUPÃ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS) directed by Cristian MUNGIU

HOLY MOTORS directed by Leos CARAX

JAGTEN (THE HUNT) directed by Thomas VINTERBERG

KILLING THEM SOFTLY directed by Andrew DOMINIK

LAWLESS directed by John HILLCOAT

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE directed by Abbas KIAROSTAMI

MOONRISE KINGDOM directed by Wes ANDERSON

MUD directed by Jeff NICHOLS

ON THE ROAD directed by Walter SALLES

PARADIES: LIEBE (PARADISE: LOVE) directed by Ulrich SEIDL

POST TENEBRAS LUX directed by Carlos REYGADAS

REALITY directed by Matteo GARRONE

THE ANGELS’ SHARE directed by Ken LOACH

THE PAPERBOY directed by Lee DANIELS

V TUMANE (IN THE FOG) directed by Sergei LOZNITSA

VOUS N’AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU (YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!) directed by Alain RESNAIS

UN CERTAIN REGARD

11.25 JIKETSU NO HI, MISHIMA YUKIO TO WAKAMONOTACHI (11/25 THE DAY MISHIMA CHOSE HIS OWN FATE) directed by Koji WAKAMATSU

7 DÍAS EN LA HABANA (7 DAYS IN HAVANA) directed by Benicio del TORO, Pablo TRAPERO, Julio MEDEM, Elia SULEIMAN, Gaspar NOÉ, Juan Carlos TABIO, Laurent CANTET

À PERDRE LA RAISON directed by Joachim LAFOSSE

ANTIVIRAL directed by Brandon CRONENBERG

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD directed by Benh ZEITLIN

CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY directed by Sylvie VERHEYDE

DESPUÉS DE LUCIA directed by Michel FRANCO

DJECA (CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO) directed by Aida BEGIC

ELEFANTE BLANCO (WHITE ELEPHANT) directed by Pablo TRAPERO

GIMME THE LOOT directed by Adam LEON

LA PIROGUE (THE PIROGUE) directed by Moussa TOURÉ

LA PLAYA D.C. directed by Juan Andrés ARANGO

LAURENCE ANYWAYS directed by Xavier DOLAN

LE GRAND SOIR directed by Benoît DELÉPINE, Gustave KERVERN

LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU (GOD’S HORSES) directed by Nabil AYOUCH

MISS LOVELY directed by Ashim AHLUWALIA

MYSTERY directed by LOU Ye

RENOIR directed by Gilles BOURDOS

STUDENT directed by Darezhan OMIRBAYEV

TROIS MONDES (THREE WORLDS) directed by Catherine CORSINI

OUT OF COMPETITION

AI TO MAKOTO (FOR LOVE’S SAKE) directed by Takashi MIIKE

DARIO ARGENTO DRACULA (DARIO ARGENTO’S DRACULA) directed by Dario ARGENTO

HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN directed by Philip KAUFMAN

IO E TE (ME AND YOU) directed by Bernardo BERTOLUCCI

LE FILM ANNIVERSAIRE : UNE JOURNÉE PARTICULIÈRE – HISTOIRE(S) DE FESTIVAL N°4 (FILM ANNIVERSARY: A SPECIAL DAY) directed by Gilles JACOB

MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED directed by Eric DARNELL, Tom MCGRATH, Conrad VERNON

MANIAC directed by Franck KHALFOUN

THE SAPPHIRES directed by Wayne BLAIR

THERESE DESQUEYROUX directed by Claude MILLER

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

A MÚSICA SEGUNDO TOM JOBIM (The Music According to Antonio Carlos Jobim) directed by Nelson PEREIRA DOS SANTOS, Dora JOBIM

JOURNAL DE FRANCE directed by Raymond DEPARDON, Claudine NOUGARET

LE SERMENT DE TOBROUK (THE OATH OF TOBRUK) directed by Bernard-Henri LEVY, Marc ROUSSEL

LES INVISIBLES directed by Sébastien LIFSHITZ

MEKONG HOTEL directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

MÜLL IM GARTEN EDEN (POLLUTING PARADISE) directed by Fatih AKIN

ROMAN POLANSKI : A FILM MEMOIR directed by Laurent BOUZEREAU

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE directed by Ken BURNS, David MCMAHON

TRASHED directed by Candida BRADY

VILLEGAS directed by Gonzalo TOBAL

CINEFONDATION

ABIGAIL directed by Matthew James REILLY

DERRIÈRE MOI LES OLIVIERS (BEHIND ME OLIVE TREES) directed by Pascale ABOU JAMRA

DOROGA NA (THE ROAD TO) directed by Taisia IGUMENTSEVA

HEAD OVER HEELS directed by Timothy RECKART

LES RAVISSEMENTS (The Raptures) directed by Arthur CAHN

LOS ANFITRIONES (THE HOSTS) directed by Miguel Angel MOULET

MATTEUS directed by Leni HUYGHE

PUDE VER UN PUMA (COULD SEE A PUMA) directed by Eduardo WILLIAMS

RESEN (DOG LEASH) directed by Eti TSICKO

RIYOUSHI (THE BARBER) directed by Shoichi AKINO

SLUG INVASION directed by Morten HELGELAND, Casper WERMUTH

TABARA DIN RAZOARE (THE CAMP IN RAZOARE) directed by Cristi IFTIME

TAMBYLLES directed by Michal HOGENAUER

TERRA (LAND) directed by Piero MESSINA

THE BALLAD OF FINN + YETI directed by Meryl O’CONNOR

SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION

CE CHEMIN DEVANT MOI (THIS PATH AHEAD) directed by Mohamed (dit Hamé) BOUROKBA

CHEF DE MEUTE (HERD LEADER) directed by Chloé ROBICHAUD

COCKAIGNE directed by Emilie VERHAMME

FALASTEIN, SANDOUK AL INTEZAR LIL BURTUQAL (WAITING FOR P.O BOX) directed by Bassam CHEKHES

GASP directed by Eicke BETTINGA

MI SANTA MIRADA (MY HOLY GAZE) directed by Álvaro APONTE-CENTENO

NIGHT SHIFT directed by Zia MANDVIWALLA

SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT) directed by L.Rezan YESILBAS

THE CHAIR directed by Grainger DAVID

YARDBIRD directed by Michael SPICCIA

 

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