2013 Cannes Film Festival Complete Lineup & Screening Schedule + Marche du Film

The 66th Festival de Cannes, as it's officially known, kicks off May 15 and runs through May 26 on the French Mediterranean. Nobody needs to be told (at least those who read this blog) that Cannes is still the premiere international cinema celebration. While it may not focus on indies as much as others (Berlin, Toronto) it is certainly the most high profile movie event in the world.

As with all film festivals, there are separate sections. The more highly-anticipated titles are those in competition. There are also Out of Competition films, Special Screenings, Midnight Screenings, and Un Certain Regard, a program of more "offbeat" films worth "a certain glance." In addition, Cannes has "sidebars" which include the Directors' Fortnight and International Critics Week. Any and all selected films can claim that they "are going to be at Cannes" and be equally valid, and deserving of praise and attention. The total number of films submitted this year totals 1858.

The official Opening Night Film is Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. It will kick off the fortnight of features at the Grand Théâtre Lumière of the Palais des Festivals on May 15. The fourth adaptation of Fitzgerald's 1925 novel to hit the big screen stars Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role of Jay Gatsby, Spider-Man's Tobey Maguire as his wide-eyed confidant Nick Carraway, and Britain's Carey Mulligan as manipulative socialite Daisy Buchanan. The Closing Night Film will be Jérôme Salle's Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker. Also previously announced, as part of Un Certain Regard, is Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring with Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Erin Daniels, and Israel Broussard. The Festival also confirmed that Watson will be attending, as will Jerry Lewis and Robert Redford.

No doubt there will be the requisite naysayers among film bloggers who will decry the paucity of innovation among the titles selected. Others will rejoice at seeing the likes of Steven Soderbergh, the Coen Brothers, and Alexander Payne on the list. Personally, as mentioned above, I consider Berlin to be the world's best festival for indies. That will be my overseas destination when the bank account allows. Venice also comes to mind. But nothing beats Cannes for the sheer magnitude of its ability to attract the world's media and, in so doing, public attention.

But there will be plenty of top notch independent filmmakers featured this year and a great deal of talent showcased in their movies, including many directors and actors featured in some of my previously recognized Top Picks from festivals I've attended. I'll be spotlighting those shortly.

Congratulations to one and all. As always, additional titles may be added as Opening Night approaches.

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IN COMPETITION

Only God Forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn

Borgman, Alex Can Warmerdam

La Grande Bellezza, Paulo Sorrentino

Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh

La Venus a la Fourrure, Roman Polanski

Nebraska, Alexander Payne

Jeune et Jolie, François Ozon

La Vie d'Adele, Abdellatif Kechiche

Wara No Tate, Takashi Miike

Soshite Chichi Ni Naru, Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Tian Zhu Ding, Jia Zhangke

Grisgris, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

The Immigrant, James Gray

Heli, Amat Escalante

Le Passe, Asghar Farhadi

Michael Kohlhaas, Arnaud Despallieres

Inside Llewyn Davis, Ethan and Joel Coen

Un Chateau En Italie, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian), Arnaud Desplechin


UN CERTAIN REGARD

THE BLING RING, Sofia COPPOLA

L'INCONNU DU LA, Alain GUIRAUDIE

BENDS, Flora LAU

L'IMAGE MANQUANTE, Rithy PANH

LA JAULA DE ORO, Diego QUEMADA-DIEZ

ANONYMOUS, Mohammad RASOULOF

SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE, Chloé ROBICHAUD

GRAND CENTRAL, Rebecca Zlotowski

FRUITVALE STATION, Ryan COOGLER

LES SALAUDS, Claire DENIS

NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN, Lav DIAZ

AS I LAY DYING, James FRANCO

MIELE, Valeria GOLINO

OMAR, Hany ABU-ASSAD

DEATH MARCH, Adolfo ALIX JR


OUT OF COMPETITION

THE GREAT GATSBY, Baz LUHRMANN (Opening Night Film)

ALL IS LOST, J.C CHANDOR

BLOOD TIES, Guillaume CANET

ZULU, Jérôme SALLE (Closing Night Film)


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Weekend of a Champion, Roman Polanski

Seduced and Abandoned, James Toback

Otdat Konci, Taisia Igumentseva

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, Stephen Frears

Stop the Pounding Heart, Robero Minervini


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

MONSOON SHOOTOUT, Amit KUMAR

BLIND DETECTIVE, Johnnie TO


HOMAGE TO JERRY LEWIS

MAX ROSE, Daniel NOAH


GALA SCREENING - TRIBUTE TO INDIA

BOMBAY TALKIES, Anurag KASHYAP, Dibakar BANERJEE, Zoya AKHTAR, Karan JOHAR



Author

Larry Richman

Larry Richman

For 20 years I was a professional in the entertainment industry, from commercial broadcast radio in America's fourth largest market to band management to record production. But my passion is independent film, and I spend much of the year traveling to film festivals to see indies and meet the actors, directors, and others responsible for creating them. I'm a writer, photographer, and videographer, currently serving as Senior Vice President for Media & Technology and Public Relations at PROnetworks as well as Editor at Larry411.com

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