Thursday, April 23, 2009

Official Cannes Selection

Up (Pete Doctor)-- the first digital 3-D animated film to ever open the festival-- my the times they are a changing. This also marks Pixar's first appearance at the festival.

  • Pedro Almodovar - Broken Embraces
  • Andrea Arnold - Fish Tank
  • Jacques Audiard - Un Prophete
  • Marco Bellocchio – Vincere
  • Jane Campion - Bright Star
  • Xavier Giannoli – A L’Origine
  • Isabel Coixet – Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
  • Michael Haneke - The White Ribbon
  • Ang Lee – Taking Woodstock
  • Ken Loach – Looking for Eric
  • Lou Ye - Spring Fever
  • Brillante Mendoza – Kinatay
  • Gaspar Noe – Enter The Void
  • Park Chan-Wook – Thirst
  • Alain Resnais – Les Herbes Folles
  • Elia Suleiman – The Time That Remains
  • Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
  • Johnnie To – Vengeance
  • Tsai Ming-liang – Face
  • Lars Von Trier – Antichrist

  • Bong Joon Ho - Mother-- Bong had an international hit a few year back with The Host.
  • Alain Cavalier - Irene
  • Lee Daniels - Precious-- premiered at Sundance this year-- stars Mo'Nique in what's considered an awards worthy performance.
  • Denis Dercourt- Demain Des L’Aube
  • Heitor Dhalia - Adrift
  • Bahman Ghobadi - Nobody Knows About The Persian Cats
  • Ciro Guerra - The Wind Journeys
  • Mia Hansen-Love - Le Pere De Mes Enfants
  • Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Propescu and Ioanna Uricaru - Tales From The Golden Age
  • Nikolay Khomeriki - Tale In The Darkness
  • Yorgos Lanthimos -Dogtooth
  • Pavel Lounguine - Tzar
  • Raya Martin - Independencia
  • Corneliu Porumboiu - Police, Adjective
  • Pen-Ek Ratanaruang - Nymph
  • Joao Pedro Rodrigues - To Die Like A Man
  • Haim Tabakman - Eyes Wide Open
  • Warwick Thornton - Samson & Delilah
  • Jean Van De Velde - The Silent Army
  • Hirokazu Kore-Eda - Air Doll


  • Robert Guediguian - L’Armee Du Crime
  • Alejandro Amenabar - Agora-- the director of The Others and Oscars winning The Sea Inside returns with a biopic starring Rachel Weisz.
  • Terry Gilliam - The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus-- Heath Ledger's swan song-- so nervously excited about this one

  • Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar - A Town Called Panic
  • Sam Raimi - Drag Me To Hell
  • Marina De Van – Ne Te Retourne Pas


Jan Kounen – Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

A very auteur heavy Cannes list (i like) with the likes of Tarantino, Lee, Campion and von Trier all the mix. The festival begins May 13 with French actress Isabelle Huppert heading the jury, her being only fourth women in history to do so.

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