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