List of Cannes festival films

Top directors from Britain, France, Iran, Japan and the United States are among 18 film-makers competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival from May 12 to 23.

Following is a list of the films contending for the award, along with out-of-competition festival screenings and the parallel section "Un Certain Regard," which showcases new talent.

English titles are given where cited by festival organisers.

Main competition:


- "Tournee" (On Tour), Mathieu Amalric (France)

- "Des Hommes et des Dieux" (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois (France)

- "Hors-la-loi" (Outside of the Law), Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria)

- "Biutiful", Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico)

- "Un Homme Qui Crie" (A Screaming Man), Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)

- "The Housemaid", Im Sang-soo (South Korea)

- "Copie Conforme" (Certified Copy), Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)

- "Outrage", Takeshi Kitano (Japan)

- "Poetry", Lee Chang-dong (South Korea)

- "Another Year", Mike Leigh (Britain)

- "Fair Game", Doug Liman (United States)

- "Schastye Moe" (My Joy), Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)

- "La Nostra Vita" (Our Life), Daniele Luchetti (Italy)

- "Utomlyonnye solntsem 2: Predstoyanie" (Burnt by the Sun 2 : Exodus), Nikita Mikhalkov (Russia)

- "Szelid Teremtes" (Tender Son - The Frankenstein Project), Kornel Mundruczo (Hungary)

- "La Princesse de Montpensier (The Princess of Montpensier), Bertrand Tavernier (France)

- "Rizhao Chongqing" (Chongqing Blues), Wang Xiaoshuaï (China)

- "Long Boonmee Raluek Chat" (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand)

Out-of competition screenings:


Opening film: "Robin Hood", Ridley Scott (United States, Britain)

Closing Film: "The Tree", Julie Bertuccelli (France, Australia)

- "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger", Woody Allen (United States)

- "Carlos", Olivier Assayas (France)

- "Tamara Drewe", Stephen Frears (Britain)

- "Wall Street - Money Never Sleeps", Oliver Stone (United States)

- "The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu", Andrei Ujica (Romania)

- "Kaboom", Gregg Araki (Etats-Unis)

- "L'Autre Monde" (Black Heaven), Gilles Marchand (France)

- "Inside Job", Charles Ferguson (United States)

- "Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow", Sophie Fiennes (Britain)

- "Nostalgia de la Luz", (Nostalgia for the Light), Patricio Guzman (Chile)

- "Draquila - l'Italia Che Trema", Sabina Guzzanti (Italy)

- "Chantrapas", Otar Iosseliani (Georgia)

- "Abel", Diego Luna (Mexico)

- "Countdown to Zero", Lucy Walker (United States)

- "5 x Favela Por Nos Mesmos", Manaira Carneiro and others (Brazil)

"Un Certain Regard" newcomers' competition:


- "Blue Valentine", Derek Cianfrance (United States)

- "Angelica", Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal)

- "Heartbeats", Xavier Dolan (Canada)

- "Los Labios", Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza (Argentina)

- "Simon Werner a Disparu" (Lights Out), Fabrice Gobert (France)

- "Film Socialisme", Jean-Luc Godard (France)

- "Unter Dir Die Stadt" (The City Below), Christoph Hochhausler (Germany)

- "Ha Ha Ha", Hong Sangsoo (South Korea)

- "Shang Hai Zhuan Qi" (I Wish I Knew), Jia Zhang-ke (China)

- "Rebecca H" (Return to the Dogs), Lodge Kerrigan (United States)

- "Pal Adrienn", Agnes Kocsis (Hungary)

- "Udaan", Vikramaditya Motwane (India)

- "Marti, Ddupa Craciun" (Tuesday, After Christmas), Radu Muntean (Romania)

- "Chatroom", Hideo Nakata (Japan)

- "Aurora", Cristi Puiu (Romania)

- "Life Above All", Olivier Schmitz (South Africa)

- "Carancho", Pablo Trapero (Argentina)

- "Octubre" (October), Daniel Vega, Diego Vega (Peru)

- "R U There", David Verbeek (Netherlands)

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