The 2010 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up

Only a few recognisable entires have made their way into the 63rd Cannes Film Festival line-up which has proven quite globally diverse this year.

High-profile films like arthouse darling Gregg Araki’s new sexy sci-fi tale “Kaboom”, Ridley Scott’s big-budget epic “Robin Hood”, Stephen Frears’ graphic novel adaptation “Tamara Drewe”, Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and Woody Allen’s “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” will all screen but won’t be up for awards.

Mike Leigh’s “Another Year”, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful” and Doug Liman’s “Fair Game” are among the more higher profile entires in official competition this year. “Ringu” director Hideo Nakata’s British feature “Chatroom” and Derek Cianfrance’s Sundance entry “Blue Valentine” made unexpected but welcome appearances in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ line-up.

Most surprising are the omissions. Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” and Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” will NOT be screening, nor will “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” director Julian Schnabel’s new film “Miral”. Here’s the complete list for the festival which runs from May 12th to May 23rd:

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE
Robin Hood (US) – Ridley Scott

IN COMPETITION
Another Year (UK) – Mike Leigh
Biutiful (Spain-Mexico) – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Burnt by the Sun 2 (Germany-France-Russia) – Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy (France-Italy-Iran) – Abbas Kiarostami
Fair Game (US) – Doug Liman
Hors-la-loi (France-Belgium-Algeria) – Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid (South Korea) – Im Sang-soo
La nostra vita (Italy-France) – Daniele Luchetti
La Princesse de Montpensier (France) – Bertrand Tavernier
Of Gods and Men (France) – Xavier Beauvois
Outrage (Japan) – Takeshi Kitano
Poetry (South Korea) – Lee Chang-dong
A Screaming Man (France-Belgium-Chad) – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Tournee (France) Mathieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France) – Apichatpong Weerasethakul
You, My Joy (Ukraine-Germany) – Sergey Loznitsa

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Adrienn Pal (Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria) Agnes Kocsis
Aurora (Romania) – Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine (US) – Derek Cianfrance
Chatroom (UK) – Hideo Nakata
Chongqing Blues (China) – Wang Xiaoshuai
The City Below (Germany-France) – Christoph Hochhausler
Film Socialisme (Switzerland-France) – Jean-Luc Godard
Ha Ha Ha (South Korea) – Hong Sang-soo
Les Amours imaginaires (Canada) – Xavier Dolan
Life Above All (France) – Oliver Schmitz
Los labios (Argentina) – Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza
Octubre (Peru) – Daniel Vega
Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner? (France) – Fabrice Gobert
Rebecca H. (France) – Lodge Kerrigan
R U There (Taiwan) – David Verbeek
The Strange Case of Angelica (Portugal) Manoel de Oliveira
Tuesday, After Christmas (Romania) – Radu Muntean
Udaan (India) – Vikramaditya Motwane

OUT OF COMPETITION
Kaboom (US) – Gregg Araki
L’Autre Monde (France-Belgium) – Gilles Marchand
Tamara Drewe (UK) – Stephen Frears
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (US) – Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (UK-Spain) – Woody Allen

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Abel – Diego Luna
Chantrapas – Otar Iosseliani
Draquila – L’Italaia Che Trema & Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job – Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia De La Luz – Patrizio Guzman
Over Cities Grass Will Grow – Sophie Fiennes