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Cannes 2013 Lineup: 'Grisgris,' 'Fruitvale' Are In; '12 Years A Slave,' 'Half Of A Yellow Sun' Are Not

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by Tambay A. Obenson
April 18, 2013 10:01 AM
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Well, here it is - the 2013 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection lineup, both in and out of competition, including short films.


However, note that there are still the parallel section selections to be announced – these are non-competitive sidebars, like: Cannes ClassicsTous les Cinémas du Monde (showcasing global cinema diversity. Each day, one country is invited to present a range of features and shorts); Directors' Fortnight and the International Critics' Week selections.

In the meantime, here are your official selections. 

From my Cannes predictions list, I see 2 titles that I mentioned - Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's Grisgris (screening In Competition) and Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale (now titled Fruitvale Station; screening Out Of Competition).

And there are a few *discoveries* like Tunisian director Abdellatif Kechiche's first film since 2010's controversial Black Venus. But expect individual profiles of those projects that we've never covered.

As the title of this post states, Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave is a noticeably absent title. But as I noted yesterday in my predictions post, there was some talk that the film might not be ready in time for the festival, so I suppose the fact that it's not listed below, shouldn't be a big surprise. 

Although, again, there are still more section lineups to be announced, and we should know more in the next day or two. However, I just don't believe McQueen's film would premiere in any other category than as an Official Selection, In Competition. The other programs like Directors' Fortnight and International Critics' Week are reserved for younger, or up-and-coming filmmakers to be discovered, not veterans (although this is only his 3rd film; but he's a *name* now) like Steve McQueen, and a fairly well-known cast as well. It's just too high profile of a project to not debut as an Official Selection.

So I think we can say that Twelve Years A Slave will likely premiere at another future film festival, and my bet is on Toronto in September, with Fox Searchlight dating the film's release for December 27. Although the Los Angeles Film Festival could get it in June. Last year, the LAFF snagged Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love as the opening night film for the 2012 Festival.

Also noticeably absent from the below Cannes Official Selection lineup programs are: Biyi Bandele's Half Of A Yellow SunAmma Asante's Belle, and Djinn Carrénard's Faire l’amour.

But, unlike Twelve Years A Slave, these could very well still premiere at the festival in those aforementioned non-competitive sidebars that haven't yet been announced - assuming that they're actually complete and ready.

We'll know everything by next week.


IN COMPETITION

Opening Film
  
   
Baz LUHRMANNTHE GREAT GATSBY (H.C.)1h45
   
 *** 
   
Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHIUN CHÂTEAU EN ITALIE1h44
   
Ethan COEN, Joel COENINSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS1h45
   
Arnaud des PALLIÈRESMICHAEL KOHLHAAS2h05
   
Arnaud DESPLECHINJIMMY P. (PSYCHOTHERAPY OF A PLAINS INDIAN)2h
   
Amat ESCALANTEHELI1h45
   
Asghar FARHADILE PASSÉ (THE PAST)2h10
   
James GRAYTHE IMMIGRANT2h
   
Mahamat-Saleh HAROUNGRIGRIS1h40
   
JIA ZhangkeTIAN ZHU DING
(A TOUCH OF SIN)
2h15
   
KORE-EDA HirokazuSOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU
(LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON)
2h
   
Abdellatif KECHICHELA VIE D’ADЀLE3h07
   
Takashi MIIKEWARA NO TATE
(SHIELD OF STRAW)
2h05
   
François OZONJEUNE ET JOLIE1h30
   
Alexander PAYNENEBRASKA1h50
   
Roman POLANSKILA VÉNUS À LA FOURRURE1h30
   
Steven SODERBERGHBEHIND THE CANDELABRA1h58
   
Paolo SORRENTINOLA GRANDE BELLEZZA
(THE GREAT BEAUTY)
2h30

  
Alex VAN WARMERDAMBORGMAN1h58
   
Nicolas WINDING REFNONLY GOD FORGIVES1h30
   
 *** 
Closing Film
  

  
Jérôme SALLEZULU (H.C.)1h50

 

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Opening Film
  
   
Sofia COPPOLATHE BLING RING1h30
   
 *** 
   
Hany ABU-ASSAD

OMAR

1h37
   
Adolfo ALIX JR.DEATH MARCH1h45
   

Ryan COOGLER

FRUITVALE STATION 1st film1h30
   
Claire DENISLES SALAUDS2h
   
Lav DIAZ

NORTE, HANGGANAN NG KASAYSAYAN

(NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY)

4h
   
James FRANCOAS I LAY DYING2h
   
Valeria GOLINOMIELE 1stf ilm1h36
   
Alain GUIRAUDIEL'INCONNU DU LAC1h32
   
Flora LAUBENDS 1st film1h32
   
Rithy PANHL'IMAGE MANQUANTE1h30
   
Diego QUEMADA-DIEZLA JAULA DE ORO 1st film1h42
   
 ANONYMOUS2h14
   
Chloé ROBICHAUD

SARAH PRÉFÈRE LA COURSE

(SARAH WOULD RATHER RUN
1st film

1h34
   
Rebecca ZLOTOWSKIGRAND CENTRAL1h35
   

 


OUT OF COMPETITION

J.C CHANDORALL IS LOST1h45
   
Guillaume CANETBLOOD TIES2h24
   

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Amit KUMARMONSOON SHOOTOUT 1st film1h22
   
Johnnie TOBLIND DETECTIVE2h07
   

JERRY LEWIS TRIBUTE

Daniel NOAHMAX ROSE1h26
   

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Stephen FREARSMUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT1h37
   
Roberto MINERVINISTOP THE POUNDING HEART1h38
   
Roman POLANSKIWEEK END OF A CHAMPION1h20
   
James TOBACKSEDUCED AND ABANDONED1h35
   
Cinéfondation :
Taisia IGUMENTSEVA
OTDAT KONCI 1st film 
(BITE THE DUST)
1h41
   

GALA SCREENING, TRIBUTE TO INDIA

Anurag KASHYAP, Dibakar BANERJEE,
Zoya AKHTAR, Karan JOHAR
BOMBAY TALKIES1h55
  

THE SHORT FILMS IN COMPETITION:


Ali  ASGARIBISHTAR AZ DO SAAT
(More than two Hours)
15’      Iran
    
Mohammed  ABOU NASSER, 
Ahmad ABOU NASSER
CONDOM LEAD14’Palestine
    
Gudmundur Arnar GUDMUNDSSON HVALFJORDUR
(Whale Valley)
15’Iceland, Denmark
    
SASAKI Omoi INSEKI TO IMPOTENCE
(The Meteorite and Impotence)
10’Japan
    
Gilles COULIERMONT BLANC14'Belgium
    
Elzbieta BENKOWSKAOLENA14’Poland
    
Annarita ZAMBRANOOPHELIA15’France
    

MOON Byoung-gon

SAFE

13’South  Korea
    
Adriano VALERIO37°4 S11’France
   

THE CINEFONDATION SELECTION:

Evgeny BYALOTHE NORM OF LIFE23’  High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors 
Russia
    
Ana CAROTHE MAGNIFICENT LION BOY10’NFTS
United Kingdom
    
Eliška CHYTKOVÁ

O ŠUNCE

(Ham Story)

6’Tomas Bata University in Zlίn
Czech Republic
    
Navid DANESHDUET24’Karnameh Film School 
Iran
    
Gan DE LANGEBABAGA26’The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School 
Israel
    
Anahita GHAZVINIZADEHNEEDLE21’The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
USA
    
Sarah HIRTT

EN ATTENDANT LE DÉGEL

(Waiting for the Thaw)

20’INSAS
Belgium
    

Alejandro IGLESIAS

MENDIZÁBAL

CONTRAFÁBULA DE UNA NIÑA DISECADA

(Fable of a Blood-Drained Girl)

25’CCC
Mexico
    
Joey IZZOSTEPSISTER18’San Francisco State University
USA
    
JOW Zhi Wei

AU-DELÀ DE L’HIVER

(After the Winter)

19'Le Fresnoy 
France
    
Tudor Cristian JURGIU

ÎN ACVARIU

(In the Fishbowl)

20'UNATC 
Romania
    
KIM Soo-Jin

SEON

(The Line)

27'Chung-Ang University 
South Korea
    
Camila LUNA TOLEDOASUNCIÓN21'Pontificia Universidad Católica 
Chile
    
Jefferson MONEOGOING SOUTH15'Columbia University
USA
    
Małgorzata RŻANEKDANSE MACABRE5'Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw 
Poland
    
Sebastián SCHJAER

MAÑANA TODAS LAS COSAS

(Tomorrow All the Things)

17'UCINE
Argentina
    
Vladilen VIERNY

EXIL

(Exile)

16'La fémis
France
    
Matúš VIZÁR

PANDY

(Pandas)

12'FAMU
Czech Republic
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1 Comment

  • AccidentalVisitor | April 18, 2013 3:16 PMReply

    The absence of "Twelve Years" isn't a surprise at all. It was reported, when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight, that it would not be entereded into the Cannes festival.

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