HeyUGuys at Cannes 2010As I suggested in my last update, the Cannes film festival line-up we announced earlier this month has since changed slightly, with new additions coming quickly after the initial announcement, and the hoped for inclusion of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life not making it to the party after all. Below is the new- and with only a week or so left until the Festival opens with Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood- presumably the absolute final line-up for this year’s programmes. All titles have been translated into English for ease where they re not obviously translatable.


Cannes 2010 Poster

Opening Film

Ridley Scott ‘Robin Hood’ [Out of Competition]

The Competition

Mike Leigh ‘Another Year’
Sergei Loznitsa ‘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 Lucheti ‘Our Life’
Nikita Mikhalkov ‘Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus’
Mathieu Amalric ‘On Tour’
Rachid Bouchareb ‘Outside of the Law’
Lee Chang-dong ‘Poetry’
Alejandro González Iñárritu ‘Biutiful’
Xavier Beauvois ‘Of God and Men’
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun ‘A Screaming Man’
Bertrand Tavernier ‘The Princess of Montpensier’
Abbas Kiarostami ‘Certified Copy’
Kornel Mundruczo- ‘Tender Son- The Frankenstein Project’
Wang Xiaoshuai ‘Chongqing Blues’

Un Certain Regard

Pablo Trapero ‘Carancho’
Agnes Kocsis ‘Adrienn Pal’
Jia Zhang-Ke ‘I Wish I Knew’
Derek Cianfrance ‘Blue Valentine’
Hideo Nakata ‘Chatroom’
Lodge Kerrigan ‘Rebecca H: Return to the Dogs’
Cristi Puiu ‘Aurora’
Xavier Dolan ‘Heartbeats’
Jean-luc Godard ‘Socialisme’
Christoph Hochhäusler ‘The City Below’
Radu Muntean ‘Tuesday, After Christmas’
Dupa Craciun & Olivier Schmitz ‘Life Above All’
Vikramaditya Motwane ‘Udaan’
Fabrice Gobert ‘Lights Out’
Daniel Vega & Diego Veg ‘October’
David Verbeek ‘R U There’
Manoel De Oliveira ‘The Strange Case of Angelica’
Ivan Fund & Santiago Loza ‘The Lips’
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’
Andrei Ujica ‘The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu’

Midnight Screenings

Gregg Araki ‘Kaboom’
Gilles Marchand ‘Black Heaven’

Special Screenings

Lucy Walker ‘Countdown to Zero’
Olivier Assayas ‘Carlos’
Otar Iosseliani ‘Chantrapas’
Patrizio Guzman ‘Nostalgia for the Light’
L’Italaia Che Trema & Sabina Guzzanti ‘Draquila: Italy Trembles’
Diego Luna ‘Abel’
Charles Ferguson ‘Inside Job’
Sophie Fiennes ‘Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow’
Carneiro, Novais, Felha, Amaral, Vidigal, Barcelos & Bezerra ‘5 x Favela By Ourselves’

Closing Film

Julie Bertucelli ‘The Tree’

The final updated line-up announcement, which was completed on Friday with the inclusion of Julie Bertucelli’s adapatation of Judy Pascoe’s novel “Our Father Who Art in the Tree” starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas and Aden Young as the closing film, follows the news that actress Kristin Scott Thomas, lately seen in the excellent Nowhere Boy, will be Mistress of Ceremony for 2010. Scott Thomas will be reprising the role, having held the position in 1999, and will open the festival by inviting President Tim Burton and his Jury on stage at the Palais des Festivals. 

Kristin Scott Thomas

There are of course also the Cannes Classics programme and the huge sprawling behemoth that is the Marche Du Film, where film-makers and PR firms vye for the collective attention of buyers and journalists to sell them the idea of their films. Arguably the biggest two films that went into last year’s festival seeking a distribution deal in that manner were Amenabar’s forthcoming epic Agora, starring Rachel Weisz and Max Minghella (which I reviewed here), and the affecting, brilliant The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus from Terry Gilliam.

The 63rd Cannes Film Festival begins on the 12th of May, running until the 23rd.