This morning the 2012 Cannes lineup was announced at a press conference in Paris and there’s a number of intriguing films in and out of competition this year.

John Hillcoat’s Lawless makes an appearance with Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Guy Pearce forming an excellent cast for the director’s follow up to The Road and Michael Haneke’s Amour will debut at the festival as will new films from Alain Resnais, Jacques Audiard and Jeff Nichols whose Take Shelter as one of my favourites of last year.

Twilight fans wil be well served, not by an earlier screening of the final part of Breaking Dawn thankfully but with stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson leading Walter Salles’ On the Road and David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmoplis. Interestingly Cronenberg Jr. also has a film playing – son Brandon has his film Anitviral in Un Certain Regard.

Worringly there’s not a female director in sight when eyes are cast down the list of those films In Competiiton, nor is there a new film from Malick, which was an anticipated but highly unlikely prospect. Other points of interest are the screening of Dario Argento’s Dracula (in 3D, no less) and Takashi Miike Ai To Makoto,.

Here’s the full lineup, we’ll be in Cannes for the whole festical bringing you as many reviews as is humanly possible.

Visit the Cannes site to learn more.

In Competition:
Im Nobel (Dans La Brume), Sergei Loznitsa
Jagten (The Hunt), Thomas Vinterberg
Paradies: Liebe, Ulrich Seidl
On the Road, Walter Salles
Post Tenebras Lux, Carlos Reygadas
Vous n’Avez Encore Rien Vu, Alain Resnais
Mud, Jeff Nichols
Baad El Mawkeaa (Apres La Bataille), Yousry Nasrallah
Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu
The Angel’s Share, Ken Loach
Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami
Taste of Money, Im Sangsoo
,Da-Reun Na-Ra-e-Suh (In Another Country), Hong Sangsoo
Lawless, John Hillcoat
Amour, Michael Haneke
Reality, Matteo Garrone
Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik
The Paperboy, Lee Daniels
Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg
Holy Motors, Leos Carax
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
De Rouille et d’Os, Jacques Audiard

Opening Film:
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson

Closing Film:
Therese D, Claude Miller

Un Certain Regard:
Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia
La Playa, Juan Andres Arango
Les Chevaus De Dieu, Nabil Ayouch
Trois Mondes, Catheron Corsini
Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg
7 Days In Havana, Benicio Del Toro, Laurent Cantet, Gaspar Noe, Elia Suleiman
Le Grand Soir, Benoit Delepine & Gustave Kervern
Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan
Despues De Lucia, Michel Franco
Aimer A Perdre La Raison, Joachim Lafosse
Mystery, Lou Ye
Student, Darezhan Omirbayev
La Pirogue, Moussa Toure
Elefante Blanco, Pablo Trapero
Confession Of A Child Of The Century, Sylvie Verheyde
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate, Koji Wakamatsu
Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Out of Competition
Une Journee Particuliere, Gilles Jacob and Samuel Faure
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Dario Argento’s Dracula, Dario Argento
Io E Te, Bernardo Berolucci
Hemingway & Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman
Ai To Makoto, Takashi Miike

Special Screening:
Der Mull Im Garten Eden, Faith Akin
Mekong Hotel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Villegas, Gonzalo Tobal
A Musica Segundo Tom Jobim, Nelson Pereira Do Santos
Journal De France, Claudine Nougaret & Raymond Depardon
Les Invisbles, Sebastien Lifshitz
The Central Park Five, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Laurent Bouzereau