CANNES 2010

Full 63rd Cannes Film Festival Official Selection Announced

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April 15, 2010

63rd Cannes Film Festival

The 63nd Cannes Film Festival official selection was just announced this morning. A total of 53 films this year are featured in four categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition and Special Screenings (including those Midnight Screenings). The festival kicks off on May 12th next month and last for 11 days until May 23rd. I will be attending for my second year in a row. It was previously announced that Ridley Scott's Robin Hood would be opening the festival. Highlights from this year's selection include Mike Leigh's Another Year and Jean-Luc Godard's Socialisme among many others. Read on for a full list!

Lists below are alphabetized by title and include the director's name and a quick and easy reference link.

OPENING NIGHT FILM:
Robin Hood - Dir: Ridley Scott

COMPETITION (18 FILMS):
A Screaming Man - Dir: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Another Year - Dir: Mike Leigh
Biutiful - Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Burnt By The Sun 2: Exodus - Dir: Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy - Dir: Abbas Kiarostami
Chongqing Blues - Dir: Xiaoshuai Wang
Fair Game - Dir: Doug Liman
The Housemaid - Dir: Im Sang-soo
My Joy - Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Our Life - Dir: Daniele Luchetti
Of God And Men - Dir: Xavier Beauvois
On Tour - Dir: Mathieu Amalric
Outrage - Dir: Takeshi Kitano
Outside Of The Law - Dir: Rachid Bouchareb
Poetry - Dir: Lee Chang-dong
The Princess of Montpensier - Dir: Bertrand Tavernier
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project - Dir: Kornél Mundruczó
Uncle Boonmee - Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

UN CERTAIN REGARD (19 FILMS):
Adrienn Pál - Dir: Ágnes Kocsis
Angelica - Dir: Manoel de Oliveira
Aurora - Dir: Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine - Dir: Derek Cianfrance
Carancho - Dir: Pablo Trapero
Chatroom - Dir: Hideo Nakata
The City Below - Dir: Christoph Hochhäusler
Ha ha ha - Dir: Hong Sang-soo
Heartbeats - Dir: Xavier Dolan
I Wish I Knew - Dir: Zhang-Ke Jia
Life Above All - Dir: Oliver Schmitz
The Lips - Dir: Iván Fund & Santiago Loza
October - Dir: Daniel Vega
R U There - Dir: David Verbeek
Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs) - Dir: Lodge Kerrigan
Simon Werner Disappeared… - Dir: Fabrice Gobert
Socialisme - Dir: Jean-Luc Godard
Tuesday, After Christmas - Dir: Radu Muntean
Udaan - Dir: Vikramaditya Motwane

OUT OF COMPETITION (3 FILMS):
Tamara Drewe - Dir: Stephen Frears
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Dir: Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger - Dir: Woody Allen

SPECIAL SCREENINGS (10 FILMS):
5X Favela - Dir: Carlos Diegues
Abel - Dir: Diego Luna
The Autobiography Of Nicolae Ceausescu - Dir: Andrei Ujica
Carlos the Jackal - Dir: Olivier Assayas
Chantrapas - Dir: Otar Iosseliani
Countdown to Zero - Dir: Lucy Walker
Draquila: Italy Trembles - Dir: Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job - Dir: Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia For The Light - Dir: Patricio Guzmán
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow - Dir: Sophie Fiennes

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS (2 FILMS):
Black Heaven - Dir: Gilles Marchand
Kaboom - Dir: Gregg Araki

The above official selection is now 100% complete, updated with the final list of films as of April 24th, 2010.

This looks like a fascinating line-up this year, with a few films I'm excited to see, and a whole bunch that I've never heard of before. Last year had as strong of a selection, including Inglourious Basterds, Fish Tank, Un Prophete, The White Ribbon, Thirst, and the controversial Antichrist (I was there last year when it began). I'm really looking forward to heading out to France in May and I will be joined by first-timer Peter Sciretta from SlashFilm as well as Cannes veteran and my very good friend Eric Lavallee from IONCinema. We'll do our best to bring you the finest coverage we can straight from Cannes 2010! Anything catch your eye?

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  • DiR3cT
    I am sure there are a few films there I would like to see.
  • Ricardo
    To me, only Woddy Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger stands out. I'm really enjoying his latest movies so I look forward to this one. It's great to see Manoel Oliveira, 101 years old, still presenting at Cannes, fascinating.
  • 1-7
    Six films are missing? It isn't a "full" list then.
  • Cmurder
    Thank god, Chris Nolan isn't letting them show an early screening of "Inception"
  • Shane
    No Tree of Life?
  • Ana
    I love the selection for this year. I'm so excited to see the new Robin Hood with Russell Crowe. I actually won tickets for it on beezag. com. Though I wish I could see it in Cannes, I'll settle for when it comes out in N.Y. You guys should check out the site and see if you can get some tiks too. You need a pin, the one I used was "cvmark" maybe it will work for someone else. Cheers
  • The Man With No Name
    Do they hand out plot synopses on pamphlets at the festival, or do you have to do your own research on what each movie is about? Also, what movies do you plan on watching Alex?
  • Cineprog
    I would have thought that they would have not released Iron Man 2 to open the Cannes film festival instead of Gladiator in Tights Robin Hood. I'm not saying that Robin Hood is bad "I'm not" but it still gives me the impression that it is still Gladiator reworking. Alex Billington enjoy Cannes.
  • I'm looking forward to these two Korean films.;-)
  • Glad to see Takeshi Kitano's Outrage in the mix. Outrage's MOVIE TRAILER: http://film-book.com/autoreiji-outrage-2010-movie-trailer/
  • Bob
    What's up with "Inception"?
  • twispious
    i've been intrigued by every part of woody allen's new film
  • Lincoln
    Are there any Horror movies on that list?
  • crumb
    where the fuck is Malick? come on, dude! release tree of life! actually, i'm not surprised at all that Malick is done with post yet. and i'm sure no one in the world is

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