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Cannes Adds New Films by Jim Jarmusch and Claude Lanzmann to Official Selection

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 26, 2013 at 12:49PM

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has added several highly anticipated films to the festival's official lineup. Fest regular Jim Jarmusch's vampire love story "Only Lovers Left Alive" -- starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska -- has been added to the main competition selection. Jarmusch's breakout film "Stranger than Paradise" won the Camera d'Or in 1984.
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Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive."
Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive."

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux has added several highly anticipated films to the festival's official lineup.

Fest regular Jim Jarmusch's vampire love story "Only Lovers Left Alive" -- starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska -- has been added to the main competition selection. Jarmusch's breakout film "Stranger than Paradise" won the Camera d'Or in 1984.

Also included --out of competition --is Claude Lanzmann's "Le Dernier des Injustes." Lanzmann directed the nine-plus-hours Holocaust documentary "Shoah" (1985) and will be revisiting that topic in "Le Dernier," a documentary about the Adolf Eichmann trial.

Three films were added to the Un Certain Regard sidebar, which awards the Camera d'Or to an up-and-coming director: "My Sweet Pepperland" (Hiner Saleem), "Tore Tanzt" (Katrin Gebbe) and "Wakolda" (Lucia Puenzo). 

The full Cannes Classics lineup -- already noted to include a restoration of "Vertigo" -- will be announced April 29th.

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Jim Jarmusch, Claude Lanzmann, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.