When the line up for Cannes is announced something wonderful happens. For a shining moment the horizon of forthcoming movies expands to reveal a wealth of talent whose diversity of vision makes for an education in the variety of film making in the 21st century.

As previously announced it will be Ridley Scott’s take on Robin Hood which will open the film and I’m happy to see Mike Leigh’s Another Year in competition alongside the latest from Takeshi Kitano and Apichatpong Weerasethakul and there are so many wonderful film makers at the festival this year.

We’re pleased to tell you that HeyUGuys will be in attendance and our Cannes correspondent will be posting later tonight with his thoughts on the line up for this year – we’re really excited to be going to one of the biggest events in the film calendar – what do you think of this year’s films?

Here’s the list of films showing this year –

The Competition

Mike Leigh ‘Another Year’
Sergei Loznitsa ‘You My Joy’
Apichatpong Weerasethakul ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’
Doug Liman ‘Fair Game’
Im Sang-soo ‘The Housemaid’
Takeshi Kitano ‘Outrage’
Danielle Luccheti ‘La nostra vita’
Nikita Mikhalkov ‘Burnt by the Sun 2’
Mathieu Amalric ‘Tournée’
Rachid Bouchareb ‘Hors La Loi’
Lee Chang-dong ‘Poetry’
Alejandro González Iñárritu ‘Biutiful’
Xavier Beauvois ‘Of Gods and Men’
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun ‘Un Homme Qui Crie n’est pas un Ours Qui Danse’
Bertrand Tavernier ‘The Princess of Montpensier’
Abbas Kiarostami ‘Certified Copy’

Un Certain Regard

Hideo Nakata ‘Chatroom’
Lodge Kerrigan ‘Rebecca H’
Cristi Puiu ‘Aurora’
Xavier Dolan ‘Les amours imaginaires’
Jean-luc Godard ‘Socialisme’
Christoph Hochhäusler ‘The City Below’
Radu Muntean ‘Marti’
Dupa Craciun & Olivier Schmitz ‘Life Above All’
Vikramaditya Motwane ‘Udaan’
Fabrice Gobert ‘Simon Werner a disparu…’
Daniel Vega ‘Octubre’David Verbeek ‘R U There’
Manoel De Oliveira ‘The Strange Case of Angelica’
Xiaoshuai Wang ‘Chongqing Blues’
Ivan Fund & Santiago Loza ‘Los Labios’
Hong Sang-soo ‘Ha Ha Ha’

Out of Competition

Woody Allen ‘You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger’
Oliver Stone ‘Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps’
Stephen Frears ‘Tamara Drewe’

Midnight Screenings

Gregg Araki ‘Kaboom’
Gilles Marchand ‘L’Autre Monde’

Special Screenings

Otar Iosseliani ‘Chantrapas’
Patrizio Guzman ‘Nostalgia De La Luz’
L’Italaia Che Trema & Sabina Guzzanti ‘Draquila’
Diego Luna ‘Abel’
Charles Ferguson ‘Inside Job’
Sophie Fiennes ‘Over Cities Grass Will Grow’