The lineup for the Cannes Film Festival includes 19 films and lots of world cinema, including from some of the globe’s most difficult locales for artists.
Cannes artistic director Thierry Fremaux said Thursday that the high-profile festival protects talent in countries where freedom of expression is threatened.
Among the films in competition for the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, are Chadian work Grigris and Chinese film A Touch of Sin. A Mexican narco-film, Heli, shows the constants of family and love in crisis.
The festival will also have works from old favorites including Ethan and Joel Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis and Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra.
Steven Spielberg will head the jury, and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will open the event that runs May 15-26. For the full list of films in competition, click below.
A Chateau in Italy by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Inside Llewyn Davis by Ethan and Joel Coen
Michael Kohlhaas by Arnaud Despallieres
Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) by Arnaud Desplechin
Heli by Amat Escalante
The Past by Asghar Farhadi
The Immigrant by James Gray
Grigris by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
A Touch of Sin by Jia Zhangke
Like Father, Like Son by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
The Life of Adele by Abdellatif Kechiche
Shield of Straw by Takashi Miike
Young and Pretty by Francois Ozon
Nebraska by Alexander Payne
Venus in Fur by Roman Polanski
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh
The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino
Borgman by Alex van Warmerdam
Only God Forgives by Nicolas Winding Refn