What’s in Store for Tomorrow’s Cannes Film Festival Line-up Announcement?


Before today the recognizable films set to screen at Cannes were Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger. It seems Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life remains a question mark and is now looking less and less likely to be among the list of films in the festival as it just may not be ready in time.

Today, a few more names were added to the list in the form of Doug Liman’s Fair Game, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s long-awaited Biutiful and Mike Leigh’s newest film Another Year.

Once tomorrow’s list is announced I will begin adding several of the films to the RopeofSilicon database so we can all make further sense of what some of the currently lesser-known titles represent, but in Justin Chang’s report at Variety today he also includes Bertrand Tavernier’s La Princesse de Montpensier, Francois Ozon’s Potiche, Xavier Beauvois’ Of Gods and Men, Mathieu Amalric’s Tournee, Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry, Hong Sang-soo’s Ha Ha Ha, Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid, Bela Tarr’s The Turin Horse, Kornel Mundruczo’s The Frankenstein Project, Pablo Trapero’s Carancho, Daniele Luchetti La nostra vita, Julie Bertucelli’s The Tree, Susanne Bier’s The Revenge and Julian Schnabel’s Miral.

As I mentioned earlier, I will be covering the entire festival as my flight and living accomodations are now bought and paid for. The festival runs from May 12-23, I will be there every step of the way with plans to offer you comprehensive coverage. Plus, as I will be staying longer than most, perhaps you’ll get a few extra entries from around town. This will be replacing my coverage of Comic Con this year and will be followed up by coverage of the Toronto Film Festival this coming September.

Tune back in tomorrow for the announced line-up, but it’s also being reported a few films will most likely leak into the festival after the initial announcement.

On a side note, I am putting the finishing touches on the brand new “The Contenders” section and expect to be launching it next Monday as Oscar tracking begins very early this year and Cannes should begin our journey. Very exciting stuff.