From A ‘Gay’ Film To Bling 2013 Cannes Film Festival Line Up

festival-de-cannes-2013-posterYou always know the summer is virtually upon us when the granddaddy of film festivals launches their programme and today 2013 Cannes Film Festival line up was unveiled.

As previous announced the festival will open in a party mood when Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby opens the festival on 15th May an unusual move as the film is out in USA 5 days before. Jérôme Salle‘s Zulu starring Forrest Whittaker and Orlando Bloom will have the honour of closing the festival.

The usual array of expected films and surprise choices make up this years line up with Nicholas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives expected to excites the Cannes audiences.Sofia Coppola’s Bling Ring headline’s Un Certain Regard section with James Franco’s As I Lay Dying,Claire Denis Les Salaud also making up the numbers.

In the Competition the film that’s too ‘gay’ to be shown on American Cinemas steven Soderbergh’s Liberace pic Behind the Candelabra will be screened on the big screen. This film will only be screened on HBO Stateside as will Stepan Frear’s Muhammad Ali’s Final Fight (Frank Langella, Danny Glover)but here it’ll get a cinematic outing.

Roman Polanski this year has the luxury of having 2 films with Venus In Furs and motor racing documentary Week End Of A Champion. So Are you thinking is that it? Fear not the full list of 2013 Cannes Film Festival  films you can be find below…

In Competition
Only God Forgives, dir Nicolas Winding Refn
Borgman, dir Alex Can Warmerdam
La Grande Bellezza, dir Paulo Sorrentino
Behind the Candelabra, dir Steven Soderbergh
La Venus a la Fourrure, dir Roman Polanski
Nebraska, dir Alexander Payne
Jeune et Jolie, dir François Ozon
La Vie d’Adele, dir Abdellatif Kechiche
Wara No Tate, dir Takashi Miike
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru, dir Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tian Zhu Ding, dir Jia Zhangke
Grisgris, dir Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Immigrant, dir James Gray
Heli, dir Amat Escalante
Le Passe, dir Asghar Farhadi
Michael Kohlhaas, dir Arnaud Despallieres
Inside Llewyn Davis, dir Ethan and Joel Coen
Un Chateau en Italie, dir Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Un Certain Regard
The Bling Ring, dir Sofia Coppola
L’Inconnu Du La, dir Alain Guiraudie
Bends, dir Flora Lau
L’Image Manquante, dir Rithy Panh
La Jaula De Oro, dir Diego Quemada-Diez
Anonymous, dir Mohammad Rasoulof
Sarah Préfère La Course, dir Chloé Robichaud
Grand Central, dir Rebecca Zlotowski
Fruitvale Statio, dir Ryan Coogler
Les Salauds, dir Claire Denis
Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan, dir Lav Diaz
As I Lay Dying, dir James Franco
Miele, dir Valeria Golino
Omar, dir Hany Abu-Assad
Death March, dir Adolfo Alix Jr

Cinefondation 

Special Screenings
Weekend Of A Champion, dir Roman Polanski
Seduced And Abandoned, dir James Toback
Otdat Konci, dir Taisia Igumentseva
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, dir Stephen Frears
Stop The Pounding Heart, dir Robero Minervini

Midnight Screenings
Monsoon Shootout, dir Amit Kumar
Blind Detective, dir Johnnie To

Homage To Jerry Lewis
Max Rose, dir Daniel Noah

Out Of Competiton
All Is Lost by J.C Chandor
Blood Ties by Guillaume Canet

66TH Cannes International Film Festival takes place between 15th until 26th May.

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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.