Line-Up for the 2010 Cannes Film Festival Includes Oliver Stone and Woody Allen, but No Terrence Malick

     April 15, 2010

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There are plenty of films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival that you’ll curse the heavens you’re not able to go.  However, there’s one big glaring omission: Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life.  There was heavy speculation that the film would make its long-awaited premiere at the festival, but presumably the ambitious sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn wasn’t ready in time.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other noteworthy films.  Cannes is a great time to get a heads-up on a films although they may not be the finished product (a longer version of Inglourious Basterds premiered at last year’s festival to mixed reviews).  This year’s films to watch are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful, Doug Liman’s Fair Game, Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger.  Of course, the most-acclaimed films may turn out to be the ones currently flying under the radar.

Hit the jump for this year’s full line-up.  The 2010 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 12-23.

OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE

Robin Hood movie poster (1).jpgRobin Hood (US) – Ridley Scott

IN COMPETITION

Another Year (UK) – Mike Leigh

Biutiful (Spain-Mexico) – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Burnt by the Sun 2 (Germany-France-Russia) – Nikita Mikhalkov

Certified Copy (France-Italy-Iran) – Abbas Kiarostami

Fair Game (US) – Doug Liman

Hors-la-loi (France-Belgium-Algeria) – Rachid Bouchareb

The Housemaid (South Korea) – Im Sang-soo

La nostra vita (Italy-France) – Daniele Luchetti

La Princesse de Montpensier (France) – Bertrand Tavernier

Of Gods and Men (France) – Xavier Beauvois

Outrage (Japan) – Takeshi Kitano

Poetry (South Korea) – Lee Chang-dong

A Screaming Man (France-Belgium-Chad) – Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Tournee (France) Mathieu Amalric

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France) – Apichatpong Weerasethakul

You, My Joy (Ukraine-Germany) – Sergey Loznitsa

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Adrienn Pal (Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria) Agnes Kocsis

Aurora (Romania) – Cristi Puiu

Blue Valentine (US) – Derek Cianfrance

Chatroom (UK) – Hideo Nakata

Chongqing Blues (China) – Wang Xiaoshuai

The City Below (Germany-France) – Christoph Hochhausler

Film Socialisme (Switzerland-France) – Jean-Luc Godard

Ha Ha Ha (South Korea) – Hong Sang-soo

poster of the 63rd Festival de Cannes was designed by Annick Durban from a picture of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe (1).jpgLes Amours imaginaires (Canada) – Xavier Dolan

Life Above All (France) – Oliver Schmitz

Los labios (Argentina) – Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza

Octubre (Peru) – Daniel Vega

Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner? (France) – Fabrice Gobert

Rebecca H. (France) – Lodge Kerrigan

R U There (Taiwan) – David Verbeek

The Strange Case of Angelica (Portugal) Manoel de Oliveira

Tuesday, After Christmas (Romania) – Radu Muntean

Udaan (India) – Vikramaditya Motwane

OUT OF COMPETITION

Kaboom (US) – Gregg Araki

L’Autre Monde (France-Belgium) – Gilles Marchand

Tamara Drewe (UK) – Stephen Frears

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (US) – Oliver Stone

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (UK-Spain) – Woody Allen

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Abel – Diego Luna

Chantrapas – Otar Iosseliani

Draquila – L’Italaia Che Trema & Sabina Guzzanti

Inside Job – Charles Ferguson

Nostalgia De La Luz – Patrizio Guzman

Over Cities Grass Will Grow – Sophie Fiennes

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