Cannes unveils 2015 festival lineup |


Cannes unveils 2015 festival lineup

(Sabrina Lantos)

Star-studded films from Woody Allen, Todd Haynes, and Gus Van Sant will highlight the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, as the lineup was officially announced in Paris on Thursday morning. Allen’s Irrational Man, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone in a college campus set romance, marks the director’s 13th visit to Cannes, and his first since Midnight in Paris. Haynes will debut Carol, a 1950s-set drama with Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Chandler. Van Sant will unveil the Matthew McConaughey movie, Sea of Trees, the story of a suicidal American who gets lost in the Japanese wilderness. 

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, which is playing in-competition. Allen’s film is playing out of competition, along with Mad Max: Fury Road, the Pixar film Inside Out, and King Fu Panda director Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince, based on the classic children’s bookA Tale of Love and Darkness, a film about Israeli-Palestinian politics that is directed by and stars Natalie Portman, is one of six films debuting with a special screening. The opening-night film will be Emmanielle Bercot’s Standing Tall. The festival begins on May 13.

Below, see the entire Cannes lineup.

Opening Film 
Standing Tall (La Tete Haute), Emmanuelle Bercot

Carol, Todd Haynes
Macbeth, Justin Kurzel
Dheepan, Jacques Audiard
La Loi du March, Stephane Brize
Marguerite and Julien, Valerie Donzelli
The Tale of Tales, Matteo Garrone
The Assassin, Hou Hsiao Hsien
Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke
Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Koreeda
The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos
Mon roi, Maiwenn
Mia Madre, Nanni Moretti
Son of Saul, Laszlo Nemes
Youth, Paulo Sorrentino
Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier
Sea of Trees, Gus Van Sant
Sicario, Denis Villeneuve

Out of Competition
Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller
Inside Out, Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Irrational Man, Woody Allen
The Little Prince, Mark Osborne

Special Screenings
A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman
Asphalte, Samuel Benchetrit
Panama, Pavle Vuckovic
Amnesia, Barbet Schroeder
Hayored Lema’Ala, Elad Keidan
Oka, Souleymane Cisse

Midnight Screenings
Amy, Asif Kapadia
Office, Hong Won-Chan

Un Certain Regard
Madonna, Shin Suwon
Maryland, Anna Winocour
The Fourth Direction, Gurvinder Singh
Masaan (Fly Away Solo), Neeraj Ghaywan
Hruter (Rams), Grimur Hakonarson
Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), Kiyoshi
Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), Laurent Larivere
Zvizdan (The High Sun), Dalibor Matanic
The Other Side, Roberto Minervini
One Floor Below, Radu Muntean
Shameless, Oh Seung-Uk
The Chosen Ones, David Pablos
Nahid, Ida Panahandeh
The Treasure, Corneliu Porumboiu