Cannes Film Festival line-up announced.This May's 62nd Cannes Festival will feature Quentin Tarantino alongside some of the biggest auteurs in Europe.
Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar and Lars von Trier will be up against Jane Campion, Ken Loach, Michael Haneke and Park Chan-wook in competition for the coveted Palm D’Or at Cannes when the festival opens on May 13th.
Cannes has given competition berths to Quentin Tarantino's World War II actioner ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ starring Brad Pitt, and Ang Lee's ‘Talking Woodstock,’ a comedy set around the legendary 1960’s rock concert, starring Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Emile Hirsch.
Amongst the other hopefuls, Almadovar’s ‘Broken Embraces’ stars regular collaborator Penelope Cruz, while Ken Loach’s ‘Looking For Eric’ is a comedy featuring Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.
Lars von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ is a backwoods chiller starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Jane Campion, who won the Palm D’Or with ‘The Piano’ in 1993, returns with ‘Bright Star,’ a biography of poet John Keats.
Park Chan-wook leads the Asian screenings with his ‘Bak-Jwi’ (‘Thirst’) which follows a priest who becomes a vampire.
Also premiering at the festival, although not in competition, is Heath Ledger’s last film, ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,’ directed by Terry Gilliam. Production was delayed after Ledger's death, before Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law stepped in to complete his role.
The festival will also open with Disney Pixar’s new 3-D animated film, 'Up'.