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Marcello welcomes you to Cannes

This years poster for the Cannes film festival is just too cool; that's sexy Marcello Mastroianni peering over those Foster Grants - or Persols or whatever sunglasses celebs are wearing these days.

Which is to say the Cannes Film Festival lineup has been released and here it is. 

Opening Film: Grace Of Monaco, dir: Olivier Dahan
Closing Film: To be announced

Winter Sleep, dir: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Clouds Of Sils Maria, dir: Olivier Assayas
Saint Laurent, dir: Bertrand Bonello
Maps To The Stars, dir: David Cronenberg
Two Days, One Night, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Mommy, dir: Xavier Dolan
The Captive, dir: Atom Egoyan
Goodbye To Language, dir: Jean-Luc Godard
The Search, dir: Michel Hazanavicius
Jimmy’s Hall, dir: Ken Loach
The Homesman, dir: Tommy Lee Jones
Futatsume No Mado, dir: Naomi Kawase
Mr Turner, dir: Mike Leigh
Foxcatcher, dir: Bennett Miller
Leviathan, dir: Andrey Zvyaginstev
Wild Tales, dir: Damian Szifron
Le Meraviglie, dir: Alice Rohrwacher
Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako

I'm excited about The Homesman! It's based on Glen Swarthout's award winning western novel about Mary Bee Cuddy, a feisty spinster and former teacher who, along with a low life, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones). The cast is really enticing; Hailee Steinfeld, James Spader, John Lithgow, and Grace Gummer - she's inherited at least some of her mom's acting genes - is Arabella Sours, the best character name ever!  Mom Meryl Streep also plays a role. Jones directs and had a hand in with the script. My son has turned me on to some classic westerns from the likes of Ford, Hawkes, Leone, Peckinpaw, and Eastwood so Jones has pretty big, make that HUGE, shoes to fill! Moreinfo as we move forward; The Homesman screens May 21 at Cannes, in August at Telluride with a limited release set for October 3rd.

Heres the films set for Un Certain Regard and the balance of the Cannes screenings - so excited for Lost River, Ryan Gosling's directorial debut!

Opening Film: Party Girl*, dirs: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis
Untitled, dir: Lisandro Alonso
La Chambre Bleue, dir: Mathieu Amalric
L’Incompresa, dir: Asia Argento
Lost River*, dir: Ryan Gosling
Amour Fou, dir: Jessica Hausner
Titli*, dir: Kanu Behl
Charlie’s Country, dir: Rolf de Heer
Bird People, dir: Pascale Ferran
Eleanor Rigby, dir: Ned Benson
Snow In Paradise*, dir: Andrew Hulme
A Girl At My Door*, dir: July Jung
Xenia, dir: Panos Koutras
Run, dir: Philippe Lacôte
Hermosa Juventud, dir: Jaime Rosales
Turist, dir: Ruben Ostlund
The Salt Of The Earth, dirs: Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Fantasia, dir: Wang Chao
Harcheck Mi Headro, dir: Keren Yedaya

How To Train Your Dragon 2, dir: Dean DeBlois
Coming Home, dir: Zhang Yimou

The Target, dir: Chang
The Salvation, dir: Kristian Levring
The Rover, dir: David Michöd

Eau Argentée, dir: Mohammed Ossama
Maidan, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Red Army, dir: Polsky Gabe
Caricaturistes – Fantassins De La Démocratie, dir: Stéphanie Valloatto
The Bridges Of Sarajevo, dirs: Aida Begic, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, Kamen Kalev, isild Le Besco, Sergei Loznitsa, Vincenzo Marra, Ursula Meier, Vladimir Perisic, Cristi Puiu, Marc Recha, Angela Schanelec, Teresa Villaverde

* Denotes first feature, eligible for the Camera d’Or