2015 Cannes Festival Line-Up Announced

Star-studded English-language dramas from Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, Denis Villeneuve and Justin Kurzel will vie for the Palme d’Or alongside new films by Valerie Donzelli, Jacques Audiard, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Jia Zhangke at t

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival unveiled its official selection lineup on Thursday with only two U.S. directors in the competition – Todd Haynes’ 1950’s lesbian-themed drama “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett, and Gus Van Sant’s suicide-themed “The Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey.

That said, a lot of high profile films are set to be in the running for this year’s Palme d’Or. Also making the list this year are Denis Villeneuve’s drug cartel drama “Sicario,” Justin Kurzel’s Michael Fassbender-led “Macbeth,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ Colin Farrell-led sci-fi tale “The Lobster,” Paolo Sorrentino’s Michael Caine-led drama “Youth,” Jia Zhangke’s multi-generational drama “Mountains May Depart,” Matteo Garrone’s fairytale adaptation “The Tale of Tales,” Joachim Trier’s family drama “Louder than Bombs,” Jacques Audiard’s Tamil caretaker tale “Erran,”

Away from the competition there’ll be premieres for “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Inside Out,” “Irrational Man,” “The Little Prince” and the opening night film – Emmanuelle Bercot’s “La Tete haute”. Asif Kapadia’s “Amy” will score a midnight screening. More pictures are expected to be added to the lineup in the coming days, check out the current full list at Deadline.