By MCN Editor editor@moviecitynews.com

Cannes 2012 Line-Up Announced

(Cannes website here.)

Competition

Opening Film

Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson

After The Battle (Baad el mawkeaa), Yousry Nasrallah

Amour, Michael Haneke

The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach

Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu

Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg

Holy Motors, Leos Carax

The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg

In Another Country, Hong Sang-soo

In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa

Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik

Lawless, John Hillcoat

Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami

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 (Vous n’avez encore rien vu), Alain Resnais

Closing Film

Therese Desqueyroux, Claude Miller

Un certain regard

Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Confession of a Child of the Century, Sylvie Verheyde

Despues de Lucia, Michel Franco

11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, Koji Wakamatsu

Le grand soir, Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern

Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan

Les Chevaux de Dieu, Nabil Ayouch

Loving Without Reason, Joachim Lafosse

Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia

Mystery, Lou Ye

La Pirogue, Moussa Toure

La Playa, Juan Andres Arango

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

Student, Darezhan Omirbayev

Trois mondes, Catherine Corsini

White Elephant (Elefante Blanco), Pablo Trapero

Out-of-Competition

Hemingway & Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman

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

Me and You, Bernardo Bertolucci

Midnight

Dario Argento’s Dracula, Dario Argento

The Legend of Love & Sincerity, Takashi Miike

Special Screenings

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

Journal de France, Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

Les Invisibles, Sebastien Lifshitz

Mekong Hotel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Der Mull im Garten Eden, Fatih Akin

A musica segundo Tom Jobim, Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Laurent Bouzereau

Villegas, Gonzalo Tobal

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One Response to “Cannes 2012 Line-Up Announced”

  1. movieman says:

    No PT Anderson and Malick isn’t surprising.
    The absence of Woody is, however.
    Very disappointed that the new Assayas and Wong Kar Wai films won’t be ready in time for Cannes.
    Maybe later in the 2012 festival season?

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