Soderbergh, Polanski, Payne, and the Coens compete at 66th Cannes Film Festival

Steven Soderbergh’s swan song will face off against the latest efforts by Roman Polanski, Asghar Farhadi, Nicolas Winding Refn, Alexander Payne, and the Coen brothers at the 66th Cannes Film Festival.

Behind the Candelabra

The lineup reveals which pictures will compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or, collected last year by Michael Haneke’s Amour.

Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra is joined in the Competition category by Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Takashi Miike’s Straw Shield, Francois Ozon’s Jeune et jolie, and James Gray’s The Immigrant.

Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the Tony winning production Venus in Fur is also in the running for the top prize, as is Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, which once again features his Drive star Ryan Gosling.

Oscar winners Alexander Payne and Asghar Farhadi will unveil their follow-ups to The Descendants and A Separation respectively; Payne with Nebraska, and Farhadi with The Past.

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, James Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and Claire Denis’ The Bastards are among the titles playing in the Un Certain Regard portion of the fest.

As previously announced, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby will kick off proceedings on May 15. This year’s Jury President is Steven Spielberg.


Behind the Candelabra, dir. Steven Soderbergh
Borgman, dir. Alex van Warmerdam
The Great Beauty, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Grigris, dir. Mahamet Saleh-Haroun
Heli, dir. Amat Escalante
The Immigrant, dir. James Gray
Inside Llewyn Davis, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
Jeune et jolie, dir. Francois Ozon
Jimmy P., dir. Arnaud Desplechin
La Vie d’Adele, dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
Like Father, Like Son, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Michael Kohlhaas, dir. Arnaud des Pallieres
Nebraska, dir. Alexander Payne
Only God Forgives, dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
The Past, dir. Asghar Farhadi
Straw Shield, dir. Takashi Miike
A Touch of Sin, dir. Jia Zhangke
Un chateau en Italie, dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Venus in Fur, dir. Roman Polanski

Out of Competition

All Is Lost, dir. J.C. Chandor
Blood Ties, dir. Guillaume Canet

Un Certain Regard

The Bling Ring, dir. Sofia Coppola
Anonymous, dir. Mohammad Rasoulof
As I Lay Dying, dir. James Franco
The Bastards, dir. Claire Denis
Bends, dir. Flora Lau
Death March, dir. Adolfo Alix Jr.
Fruitvale, dir. Ryan Coogler
Grand Central, dir. Rebecca Zlotowski
La Jaula de Oro, dir. Diego Quemada-Diez
L’image manquante, dir. Rithy Panh
L’inconnu du lac, dir. Alain Guiraudie
Miele, dir. Valeria Golino
Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan, dir. Lav Diaz
Omar, dir. Hany Abu-Assad
Sarah prefere la course, dir. Chloe Robichaud

See the full lineup at Variety.

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