Drum Roll Please… Cannes Festival 2012 Line-Up Announced

(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)

It’s that time of year again. The Cannes Film Festival has announced the line-up for its 2012 event at a press conference in Paris this morning.

Among the list are some of this year’s biggest names including Terrence Malick and David Cronenberg, as well as a number of previous festival favourites such as Michael Haneke, Ken Loach, Cristian Mungiu, Alain Resnais, Carlos Reygadas, Matteo Garrone, Jacques Audiard and Abbas Kiarostami.

With films including the upcoming Cosmopolis starring Robert Pattinson, John Hillcoat’s Lawless starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, and Walter Salles‘ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Sturridge, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst, the festival is undoubtedly celebrating the best in film this year. Although I’m not quite sure where Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted comes into it…

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,” Japan, 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

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