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Cannes 2014: Official Selection announced

The Official Selection for this year’s 67th Cannes Film Festival, which takes place from 14-24 May, was announced in Paris this morning at 10am GMT. As previously revealed, New Zealand director Jane Campion, best known for 1993 Palme d’Or winner The Piano, will preside over the jury this time around. Olivier Dahan’s long-delayed Grace of Monaco (2014) – which sees Australian actress Nicole Kidman play the late, great Grace Kelly – will be first out on the Croisette as opening film. Meanwhile, highlights of this year’s Palme d’Or race include new films from Nuri Bilge Ceylan, David Cronenberg, Xavier Dolan, Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius. Sadly, however, Terrence Malick will not be in attendance with any of his new features.

See below for the full Cannes 2014 lineup:

Opening Film:
Grace of Monaco, dir. Olivier Dahan

In Competition:
Adieu au Langage, dir. Jean-Luc Godard
Captives, dir. Atom Egoyan
Clouds of Sils Maria, dir. Olivier Assayas
Foxcatcher, dir. Bennett Miller
The Homesman, dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Jimmy’s Hall, dir. Ken Loach
Leviathan, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev
Maps to the Stars, dir. David Cronenberg
Mommy, dir. Xavier Dolan
Mr. Turner, dir. Mike Leigh
Saint Laurent, dir. Bertrand Bonello

Still the Water, dir. Naomi Kawase
The Search, dir. Michel Hazanavicius
Timbukto, dir. Abderrahmane Sissako
Two Days, One Night, dir. Dardenne brothers
Wild Tales, dir. Damian Szifron
Winter Sleep, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Wonders, dir. Alice Rohrwacher

Out of Competition:
Coming Home, dir. Zhang Yimou
How to Train Your Dragon 2, dir. Dean Deblois

Midnight Screening:
The Rover, dir. David Michôd
The Salvation, dir. Kristian Levring
The Target, dir. Chang

Special Screening:
Caricaturistes, dir. Stephanie Valloata
Eau Argentee, dir. Mohammed Ossama
Les Ponts de Sarejevo, dir. Various
Maidan, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
Red Army, dir. Polsky Gabe

Un Certain Regard:
Amour Fou, dir. Jessica Hausner
The Blue Room, dir. Mathieu Almaric
Bird People, dir. Pascale Ferran
Charlie’s Country, dir. Rold De Heer
Dohee Ya, dir. July Jung

Eleanor Rigby, dir. Ned Benson
Fantasia, dir. Wang Chao
Harcheck Mi Headro, dir. Keren Yedeya
Hermosa Juventud, dir. Jaime Rosales
Jauja, dir. Lisandro Alonso
Incompresa, dir. Asia Argento
Lost River, dir. Ryan Gosling
Party Girl, dir. Amachoukeli, Burger & Theis
Run, dir. Phillipe Lacote
Salt of the Earth, dir. Juliano Ribiero Salgado, Wim Wenders
Snow in Paradise, dir. Andrew Hulme
Titli, dir. Kanu Behl
Turist, dir. Ruben Ostlund
Xenia, dir. Panos Koutras

Directors’ Fortnight
Alleluia, dir. Fabrice Du Welz
Catch Me Daddy, dir. Daniel Wolfe
Cold in July, dir. Jim Mickle
Eat Your Bones, dir. Jean-Charles Hue
Fighters, dir. Thomas Cailley
Gett – The Trial of Viviane Amsallem, dir. R. & S. Elkabetz
Girlhood, dir. Céline Sciamma
A Hard Day, dir. Kim Seong-hun
L’il Quinquin, dir. Bruno Dumont
National Gallery, dir. Frederick Wiseman
Next to Her, dir. Asaf Korman
Pride, dir. Matthew Warchus
Queen and Country, dir. John Boorman
Refugiado, dir. Diego Lerman
The Story of Princess Kaguya, dir. Isao Takahata
These Final Hours, dir. Zach Hilditch
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, dir. Tobe Hooper
Tu dors Nicole, dir. Stéphane Lafleur
Whiplash, dir. Damien Chazelle

The 67th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 14-25 May 2014. For more Cannes coverage, simply follow this link.

John Bleasdale