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The 66th Festival de Cannes

Festival of Cannes Logo

Cannes has come around again and this Wednesday (15th) sees the 66th festival kick-off with ‘The Great Gatsby’ officially opening the annual event.

Regarded as the leading festival in the cinema industry’s calender,  Baz Luhrman’s 1920s 3D extravaganza starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, will be the glamorous focus of the most high-profile function of the fortnight.

The Great Gatsby Poster

This years festival will see ‘The Selfish Giant’, the second film from British director Clio Barnard, who made ‘The Arbor’, playing in the Directors’ Fortnight. With ‘For Those In Peril’, the debut film from the Scottish film-maker Paul Wright screening as part of Critics’ Week. We also look forward to seeing Stephen Frears’s film, ‘Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight’ which we created the title sequences for, screening out of the main competition.

Festival organisers also announced that the latest film ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ by Jim Jarmusch, who made is name in 1984 with ‘Stranger Than Paradise’, will be running for the Palme D’Or, the first time since his 2005 entry, ‘Broken Flowers’.

An absolute delight too to see Saul Bass’s 1958 title sequence for Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’, being screened as the film plays in Cannes Classics.

Vertigo

Here’s the list of the films In Competition this year:

‘The Great Gatsby’ – Baz Luhrmann
‘Un Château En Italie’ (A Castle in Italy) – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ – Ethan and Joel Coen
‘Michael Kohlhaas’ – Arnaud des Pallières
‘Jimmy P.’ (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) – Arnaud Desplechin
‘Heli’ – Amat Escalante
‘Le Passé’ (The Past) – Asghar Farhadi
‘The Immigrant’ – James Gray
‘Grigris’ – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
‘Only Lovers Left Alive’ – Jim Jarmusch
‘Tian Zhu Ding’ (A Touch of Sin) – Jia Zhangke
‘Soshite Chichi In Naru’ (Like Father, Like Son) – Kore-eda Hirokazu
‘La Vie D’Adele – Chapitre 1 & 2’ (Blue is the Warmest Color) – Abdellatif Kechiche
‘Wara No Tate’ (Shield of Straw) – Takashi Mike
‘Jeune & Jolie’ (Young & Beautiful) – Françoise Ozon
‘Nebraska’ – Alexander Payne
‘La Vénus À La Fourrure’ (Venus in Fur) – Roman Polanski
‘Behind The Candelabra’ – Steven Soderbergh
‘La Grande Bellezza’ (The Great Beauty) – Paolo Sorrentino
‘Borgman’ – Alex Van Warmerdam
‘Only God Forgives’ – Nicolas Winding Refn

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