CANNES OFFICIAL SELECTION 2012

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its full competition line-up for 2012! The festival is one of the most important and popular festivals worldwide and one of the circuit’s highlights for both film professionals and film enthusiasts. This year, Cannes kicks off on May 16th and ends on the 27th. Opening film of the 65th edition will be Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM. Top on the favorites list: David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS – starring among others Robert Pattinson.

Get a glimpse of this year’s official selection below. What is your favorite? Who would win the popular trophy Palme D’or if you would sit in the jury?

 

Competition (feature):

MOONRISE KINGDOM, Wes Anderson (Opening Film)

 

DE ROUILLE ET D’OS, Jacques Audiard

 

COSMOPOLIS,  David Cronenberg

 

DO-NUI MAT (TASTE OF MONEY), Im Sangsoo

 

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE, Abba Kiarostami

 

THE ANGELS’ SHARE, Ken Loach

 

ON THE ROAD (SUR LA ROUTE), Walter Salles

 

PARADIES : Liebe (PARADISE : Love), Ulrich Seidl

 

JAGTEN (THE HUNT), Thomas Vinterberg

 

THE PAPERBOY,  Lee Daniels

 

REALITY, Matteo Garrone

 

AMOUR (LOVE), Michael Haneke

 

LAWLESS, John Hillcoat

 

DA-REUN NA-RA-E-SUH(IN ANOTHER COUNTRY), Hong Sangsoo

 

BAAD EL MAWKEAA (AFTER THE BATTLE), Yousry Nasrallah

 

VOUS N’AVEZ ENCORE RIEN VU, Alain Resnais

 

KILLING THEM SOFTLY,  Andrew Dominik

IM NEBEL (IN THE FOG), Sergei Loznitsa

BEYOND THE HILLS, Cristian Mungiu

MUD, Jeff Nichols

POST TENEBRAS LUX, Carlos Reygadas

HOLY MOTORS, Leos Carax

 

Un Certain Regard:

LA PLAYA, Juan Andrés Arango (first film)

 

7 DIAS EN LA HABANA, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspard Noé, Laurent Cantet

 

LE GRAND SOIR, Benoit Delépine, Gustave Kervern

 

LAURENCE ANYWAYS, Xavier Dolan

 

AIMER À PERDRE LA RAISON, Joachim Lafosse

 

ELEFANTE BLANCO (WHITE ELEPHANT), Pablo Trapero

 

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Benh Zeitlin (first film)

 

MISS LOVELY, Ashim Ahluwalia (first film)

 

DESPUÉS DE LUCIA, Michel Franco

CONFESSION OF A CHILD OF THE CENTURY, Sylvie Verheyde

11.25 THE DAY HE CHOSE HIS OWN FATE, Koji Wakamatsu

MYSTERY, Lou Le

LES CHEVAUX DE DIEU (GOD’S HORSES), Nabil Ayouch

TROIS MONDE, Catherine Corsini

ANTIVIRAL Brandon Cronenberg (first film)

STUDENT, Darezhan Omirbayev

LA PIROGUE (THE PIROGUE), Moussa Toure

 

COMPETITION SHORT:

For the 2012 Short Film Palme D’or over 4,500 films were submitted, but only 10 have made it into the competition!

 

THE CHAIR, Grainger David

 

GASP, Eicke Bettinga

 

CHEF DE MEUTE, Chloé Robichaud

 

COCKAIGNE, Emilie Verhamme

 

YARDBIRD, Michael Spiccia

MI SANTA MIRADA, Alvaro Aonte-Centeno

CE CHEMIN DEVANT MOI, Mohamed Bourokba (aka Hamé)

FALASTEIN, SANDOUK AL INTEZAR LIL BURTUQAL (WAITING FOR P.O. BOX), Bassam Chekhes

NIGHT SHIFT, Zia Mandviwalla

SESSIZ-BE DENG (SILENT), L.Rezan Yesilbas

Jana Dietze

Jana Dietze is the Head of Communications at FFL. Her editorial background includes positions as Editor of N24 News channel and Editor of Fulmidas Media Agency. Her film experience is grounded in studying Film Science, Georg-August University, Göttingen. Reach her at jana(at)filmfestivallife.com

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