Cannes Film Festival unveils 2015 lineup

Gus Van Sant, Woody Allen, and Todd Haynes to all premiere new work


The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 68th edition, set to take place May 13th – 24th in Cannes, France.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure unveiled the star-studded bill this morning in Paris. Among the major highlights are new films by Gus Van Sant (Sea of Trees), Woody Allen (Irrational Man), Todd Haynes (Carol), Denis Villeneuve (Sicario), Nanni Moretti (Mia madre), and Paolo Sorrentino (The Early Years).

Director Asif Kapadia’s documentary on late singer Amy Winehouse aptly titled, Amy, will premiere ahead of its stateside release. in addition to George Miller’s highly-anticipated sequel Mad Max: Fury Road and Pixar’s latest computer-animated spectacle, Inside Out.

French actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot will screen her film, Standing Tall (La Tete haute), opening night. As The Hollywood Repoter points out, Bercot is the first female director to have their film open the festival since 1987, when Diane Kurys premiered A Man in Love in the very same slot.

This year, the festival’s jury will be chaired by Joel and Ethan Coen, while Isabella Rossellini will serve as the president of the Un Certain Regard jury. Additional films will be announced shortly, but Fremaux contended that this is 90 percent of the lineup, culled together from a whopping 1,854 screenings.

“The selection process is a journey that takes us around the world,” Fremaux said. “And we often come back with surprises that we could have never pictured showing.”

Consult the full lineup below:

Opening Film
Standing Tall (La Tete Haute), Emmanuelle Bercot

Carol, Todd Haynes
Macbeth, Justin Kurzel
Dheepan, Jacques Audiard
La Loi du March, Stephane Brize
Marguerite and Julien, Valerie Donzelli
The Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone
The Assassin, Hou Hsiao Hsien
Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke
Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Koreeda
The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos
Mon roi, Maiwenn
Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti
Son of Saul, Laszlo Nemes
Youth, Paulo Sorrentino
Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier
Sea of Trees, Gus Van Sant
Sicario, Denis Villeneuve

Out of Competition
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
Inside Out, Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Irrational Man, Woody Allen
The Little Prince, Mark Osborne

Special Screenings
A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman
Asphalte, Samuel Benchetrit
Panama, Pavle Vuckovic
Amnesia, Barbet Schroeder
Hayored Lema’Ala, Elad Keidan
Oka, Souleymane Cisse

Midnight Screenings
Amy, Asif Kapadia
Office, Hong Won-Chan

Un Certain Regard
Madonna, Shin Suwon
Maryland, Anna Winocour
The Fourth Direction, Gurvinder Singh
Masaan (Fly Away Solo), Neeraj Ghaywan
Hruter (Rams), Grimur Hakonarson
Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), Kiyoshi
Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), Laurent Larivere
Zvizdan (The High Sun), Dalibor Matanic
The Other Side, Roberto Minervini
One Floor Below, Radu Muntean
Shameless, Oh Seung-Uk
The Chosen Ones, David Pablos
Nahid, Ida Panahandeh
The Treasure, Corneliu Porumboiu