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Cannes Lineup: Veteran Auteurs, Newcomers and Awards Hopefuls; Who Missed the Cut?

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood April 17, 2014 at 9:33AM

Speculation about what would play at the 67th Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) has been rampant. Well, now we know. Some movies that weren't finished or didn't make the cut will wind up in Venice or the fall film festivals. What we will see in the Official Selection of 49 titles (out of 1800 submissions) announced Thursday by Thierry Fremaux is a mix of established auteur perennials who keep coming back to competition lineup, year after year.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2'
'How to Train Your Dragon 2'


"Goodbye to Language" (Jean-Luc Godard)

"The Captive" (Atom Egoyan)

"Clouds of Sils Maria" (Olivier Assayas)

"Foxcatcher" (Bennett Miller)

"The Homesman" (Tommy Lee Jones)

"Jimmy’s Hall" (Ken Loach)

"La Meraviglie" (Alice Rohrwacher)

"Leviathan" (Andrei Zvyaginstev)

"Maps to the Stars" (David Cronenberg)

"Mommy" (Xavier Dolan)

"Mr. Turner" (Mike Leigh)

"Saint Laurent" (Bertrand Bonello)

"The Search" (Michel Hazanavicius)

"Still the Water" (Naomi Kawase)

"Timbuktu" (Abderrahmane Sissako)

"Two Days, One Night" (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)

"Wild Tales" (Damian Szifron)

"Winter Sleep" (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)


"Grace of Monaco" (Olivier Dahan)


“Coming Home” (Zhang Yimou)

“How to Train Your Dragon 2” (Dean DeBlois)

“Les Gens du Monde” (Yves Jeuland)


“Amour fou” (Jessica Hausner)

“Bird People” (Pascale Ferran)

“The Blue Room” (Mathieu Amalric)

“Charlie’s Country” (Rolf de Heer)

“Dohee-ya” (July Jung)

“Eleanor Rigby” (Ned Benson)

“Fantasia” (Wang Chao)

“Harcheck mi headro” (Keren Yedaya)

“Hermosa juventud” (Jaime Rosales)

“Incompresa” (Asia Argento)

“Jauja” (Lisandro Alonso)

“Lost River” (Ryan Gosling)

“Party Girl” (Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis) (OPENER)

“Run” (Philippe Lacote)

“The Salt of the Earth” (Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado)

“Snow in Paradise” (Andrew Hulme)

“Titli” (Kanu Behl)

“Tourist” (Ruben Ostlund)


“The Rover” (David Michod)

“The Salvation” (Kristian Levring)

“The Target” (Yoon Hong-seung)


“The Bridges of Sarajevo” (various directors)

“Maidan” (Sergei Loznitsa)

“Red Army” (Polsky Gabe)

“Silvered Water” (Mohammed Ossama and Wiam Bedirxan)

“Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la democratie” (Stephanie Valloatto)

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, Festivals, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco, Foxcatcher

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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.