Cannes Film Festival 2013 line-up announced
The full line-up for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2013 has been announced.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival (CFF) runs from 15-26 May with a jury headed by Steven Spielberg, who says of the event: “The most prestigious of its kind, the festival has always established the motion picture as a cross cultural and generational medium.”
The glitzy honour of opening film goes to Baz Lurhmann’s much-anticipated The Great Gatsby starring one of the director’s favourite leading men, Leonardo DiCaprio, alongside Carey Mulligan. Closing the event is Jérôme Salle’s Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, marking the French director’s English language debut.
The range of films in the official selection is as international and varied as ever. Representing the US are Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra and the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. Roman Polanski returns to the filmmaking fold with La Vénus à la Fourrure (Venus in Fur).
Danish helmer Nicolas Winding Refn presents Only God Forgives, a thriller set in Bangkok, once again reuniting the director with Ryan Gosling.
Acclaimed writer/producer/director Sofia Coppola offers The Bling Ring as the opening night feature within Un Certain Regard. The film is based on real events, in which a group of celebrity-obsessed teens track down their famous idols in order to rob their homes. A full list of competition titles can be seen here.
There are plenty of special screenings, including Stephen Frears’ Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight, and the gala screening is a tribute to India, with Bombay Talkies getting a special showing.
Thomas Vinterberg heads the jury for Un Certain Regard, while Jane Campion chairs the Cinefondation and short film jury. And of course, the gongs up for grabs over the 11 days include the much coveted Palme d'or, Grand Prix, Prix du Jury, Best Actor and Best Actress.
You can see a full round up here of the Cannes listings, including all films both in and out of competition.