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Cannes Film Festival 2015 line-up includes The Assassin among others

The Cannes Film Festival's organisers on Thursday unveiled the list of 17 movies to be shown next month in the Palme d'Or competition line-up.

world cinema Updated: Apr 16, 2015 19:44 IST
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The Cannes Film Festival's organisers on Thursday unveiled the list of 17 movies to be shown next month in the Palme d'Or competition line-up.

The rundown is not yet complete, with a couple of movies yet to be added before the 11-day festival opens on May 13.

Here are the movies announced, with nationality assigned according to its director:


Opening film

A French movie starring Catherine Deneuve and directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, Standing Tall, will open the festival out of competition.



- Dheepan by French director Jacques Audiard

- A Simple Man by French director Stephane Brize

- Marguerite and Julien by French director Valerie Donzelli

- The Tale of Tales by Italian director Matteo Garrone

- Carol by US director Todd Haynes: a lesbian love story set in New York in the 1950s starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

- The Assassin, a martial arts film by Taiwanese director Hsiao-Hsien Hou

- Mountains May Depart by Chinese director Zhangke Jia: a story about lovers who separate in China, with the son of one exiled to Australia

- Umimachi Diary by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, about sisters living in the home of their grandmother

- Macbeth by Australian director Justin Kurzel: a movie version of Shakespeare's classic starring X-Men actor Michael Fassbender and French Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and mostly shot in Britain

- The Lobster by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos: starring Colin Farrell and with Rachel Weisz, this is a love story set in a dystopian future where single people need to find a mate quickly or be transformed into animals

- Mon Roi (My King) by French director Maiwenn and starring Vincent Cassel

- Mia Madre (My Mother) by Italian director -- and Cannes favourite -- Nanni Moretti

- Son of Saul by Hungarian film director Laszlo Nemes, about an Auschwitz prisoner in World War II

- Youth by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, starring Rachel Weisz and featuring Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel

- Louder Than Bombs by Norwegian director Joachim Trier and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert in a drama about the husband and son of a female war photographer discovering a secret about her after her death

- The Sea of Trees by US director Gus Van Sant and starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts: about a suicidal American who meets and befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest

- Sicario by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve and starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro in a story about a CIA operation to bring down a Mexican cartel boss

First Published: Apr 16, 2015 19:38 IST