Full 2013 Cannes Film Festival Selection - Refn, Payne, Coens, Miike

April 18, 2013
Source: Cannes

Cannes 2013

The 66th Cannes Film Festival official selection was just announced. A total of 53 films are featured in four categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition plus Special Screenings (including Midnight Screenings). The festival kicks off on May 15th next month and lasts for 12 days until May 26th. I will be attending for my fifth straight year in a row and always love returning to this fest. It was previously announced that Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby in 3D will open the festival, but there's plenty more to see, including The Bling Ring, James Franco's As I Lay Dying, Only God Forgives & others. Full list below!

Here's the complete selection of 2013 films directly from Cannes, including the director for easy reference.

Only God Forgives - dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
Borgman - dir. Alex Van Warmerdam
La Grande Bellezza - dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Behind the Candelabra - dir. Steven Soderbergh
Venus in Fur - dir. Roman Polanski
Nebraska - dir. Alexander Payne
Jeune et Jolie - dir. Francois Ozon
Wara No Tate (Straw Shield) - dir. Takashi Miike
La Vie D'adele - dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru - dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tian Zhu Ding - dir. Jia Zhangke
Grisgris - dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Immigrant - dir. James Gray
The Past - dir. Asghar Farhadi
Heli - dir. Amat Escalante
Jimmy P. - dir. Arnaud Desplechin
Michael Kohlhaas - dir. Arnaud Despalieres
Inside Llewyn Davis - dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen
Un Chateau en Italie - dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Only Lovers Left Alive - dir. Jim Jarmusch

The Great Gatsby - dir. Baz Luhrmann

Zulu - dir. Jérôme Salle

The Bling Ring - dir. Sofia Coppola
Grand Central - dir. Rebecca Zlotowski
Sarah Would Rather Run - dir. Chloe Robichaud
Anonymous - dir. Mohammad Rasoulof
La Jaula de Oro - dir. Diego Quemada-Diez
L'Image Manquante - dir. Rithy Panh
Bends - dir. Flora Lau
L'inconnu De Lac - dir. Alain Guiraudie
As I Lay Dying - dir. James Franco
Norte, The End of History - dir. Lav Diaz
Les Salauds (The Bastard) - dir. Claire Denis
Fruitvale Station - dir. Ryan Coogler
Death March - dir. Adolfo Alix Jr.
Omar - dir. Hany Abu-Assad
Miele - dir. Valeria Golino
My Sweet Pepperland - dir. Hiner Saleem
Tore Tanzt - dir. Katrin Gebbe
Wakolda - dir. Lucia Puenzo

All Is Lost - dir. J.C. Chandor
Blood Ties - dir. Guillaume Canet
Le Dernier des Injustes - dir. Claude Lanzmann

Otdat Konci (Bite the Dust) - dir. Taisia Igumentseva
Seduced and Abandoned - dir. James Toback
Week End of a Champion - dir. Roman Polanski
Stop The Pounding Heart - dir. Roberto Minervini
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight - dir. Stephen Frears

Blind Detective - dir. Johnnie To
Monsoon Shootout - dir. Amit Kumar

And there's your official selection for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, at least so far (as there are usually a few last minute additions). Overall I'm intrigued, but not as impressed as I was hoping, but this festival is all about discovery and getting immersed in the films they did choose. I am disappointed that early predictions like Snowpiercer or Malavita didn't make the cut, but not everything will, however they did choose films like Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Bling Ring which makes up for those losses. This could end up being an amazing year, we'll be there to find out if this selection is vintage. Find more info about the festival and this year's section on the official Cannes website, and stay tuned for our updates from France in May.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


Too bad no von Trier, Allen, Breillat, Jonze.. but I'm really looking forward to the new Refn, Polanski, Payne, Miike and of course Sofia Coppola!

DavideCoppola on Apr 18, 2013


Remeber how good Amour was last year?

Tom L on Apr 18, 2013


Yep, best film of the year!

DavideCoppola on Apr 18, 2013


Oh yes, I vividly remember how much I disliked it. 🙂 I still stand by my opinion, even with all the awards it got. Not everyone has to love every critically praised film.

Alex Billington on Apr 18, 2013


I totally agree you don't have to love a film just because everyone else does and I'm happy there still are people that can admit that.

DavideCoppola on Apr 19, 2013


So Side Fx wasn't SS's last film. Liar!

Mec on Apr 18, 2013

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