Cannes Reveals Official Line-Up

The 59th edition of the Festival de Cannes announced its official selection Thursday with nineteen films in competition. Various film suggested as potential screeners don’t seem to have made the list such as Brian De Palma’s LA murder mystery “The Black Dahlia”, George Clooney project “The Good German”, and David Lynch’s California-set “Inland Empire” all not ready in time to make it for final selection.

The films that’ll be shown this year are as follows, bear in mind I have added in an asterisk next to films I would say to be worth checking out and would do so myself if I could have gone this year:

OPENING FILM
The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard)*

CLOSING FILM
Transylvania (Tony Gatlif)

IN COMPETITION
Flandres (Bruno Dumont)
Selon Charlie (Nicole Garcia)
When I Was a Singer (Xavier Giannoli)
Volver (Pedro Almodovar)*
Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
The Weakest Is Always Right (Lucas Belvaux)
Days Of Glory (Rachid Bouchareb)
Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)*
Juventude em Marcha (Pedro Costa)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)*
Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)*
Lights In The Dusk (Aki Kaurismaki)
Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)*
Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater)*
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Ken Loach)*
Summer Palace (Lou Ye)
The Caiman (Nanni Moretti)
L’Amico del Famiglia aka. Friend Of The Family (Paolo Sorrentino)

OUT OF COMPETITION SCREENINGS
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)*
X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner)*
Over The Hedge (Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)
Election 2 (Johnnie To)
Guisi aka. Silk (Su Chao-pin)