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Cannes Line-Up Analysis: Two Weinstein Aussie Auteurs Join Competition, No Women (Trailers & Posters)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 19, 2012 at 12:05PM

We'll have to wait for the latest offerings from Wong Kar Wai, Paul Thomas Anderson, Terrence Malick, Derek Cianfrance, Olivier Assayas, Manuel de Oliveira, and Park Chan-wook. But the competition Cannes line-up for 2012 leans on American indies, boasts two star-studded Australian pick-ups from Harvey Weinstein, two stars from "Twilight," and no women directors. The femme directors at Cannes are shunted to Un Certain Regard (the Director's Fortnight list comes later), comme toujours.
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"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Un Certain Regard:

"7 Days in Havana," Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, Laurent Cantet

"11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate," Koji Wakamatsu

"Antiviral," Brandon Cronenberg

"Beasts of the Southern Wild," Benh Zeitlin

"Confession of a Child of the Century," Sylvie Verheyde

"Despues de Lucia, "Michel Franco

"La Pirogue," Moussa Toure

"La Playa," Juan Andres Arango

"Laurence Anyways," Xavier Dolan

"Le grand soir," Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern

"Les Chevaux de Dieu," Nabil Ayouch

"Loving Without Reason," Joachim Lafosse

"Miss Lovely," Ashim Ahluwalia

"Mystery," Lou Ye

"Student," Darezhan Omirbayev

"Trois mondes," Catherine Corsini

"White Elephant," Pablo Trapero

Midnight Screenings:

"Dracula 3D," Dario Argento

"The Legend of Love & Sincerity," Japan, Takashi Miike

Special Screenings:

"A musica segundo Tom Jobim," Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

"The Central Park Five," Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

"Der Mull im Garten Eden," Fatih Akin

"Journal de France," Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

"Les Invisibles," Sebastien Lifshitz

"Mekong Hotel," Apichatpong Weerasethakul

"Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir," Laurent Bouzereau

"Villegas," Gonzalo Tobal

John Hillcoat's "Lawless"
John Hillcoat's "Lawless"
"Cosmopolis"
"Cosmopolis"
"Like Someone in Love"
"Like Someone in Love"
The Paperpoy poster
Lawrence Anyways poster
"Rust & Bone" French poster
"Rust & Bone" French poster

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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.