Cannes Official Selection 2014 Announced!

Cronenberg! Loach! Egoyan! Leigh! Dardennes!

The line-up for the Cannes Film Festival 2014 has been announced, and it's a selection that includes some Festival regulars as well as some less familiar faces. So don your beret, strike up a Gauloise and peruse the full list of films in competition, screening out of competition and in the Un Certain Regard categories below.

It's a strong selection, albeit mainly from directors who have appeared at the Festival multiple times before. Ken Loach (Jimmy's Hall), Mike Leigh (Mr Turner, pictured), Jean-Luc Godard (Goodbye To Language), the Dardennes brothers (Two Days, One Night), David Cronenberg (Maps To The Stars) and Atom Egoyan (The Captive) are all regulars. In fact, Damian Szifron and Bennett Miller are the only directors in the competition who are at the Festival for the first time.

Screening out of competition is How To Train Your Dragon 2, occupying the traditional big-animated-film-screening-at-Cannes spot. The Un Certain Regard section will see the bow of Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, now called Lost River and not How To Catch A Monster anymore. Fellow actors Mathieu Amalric and Asia Argento also have directorial efforts screening in that strand.

The Festival runs from May 14 to 25 this year, and as ever we'll be covering all the news as it happens.


Opening night film: Grace of Monaco, Olivier Dahan

Sils Maria, Olivier Assayas

Saint Laurent, Bertrand Bonello

Kış Uykusu,Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Deux Jours, Une Nuit, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

Mommy, Xavier Dolan

The Captive, Atom Egoyan

Adieu au Langage, Jean-Luc Godard

The Search, Michel Hazanavicius

The Homesman, Tommy Lee Jones

Futatsume no Mado, Naomi Kawase

Mr Turner, Mike Leigh

Jimmy's Hall, Ken Loach

Foxcatcher, Bennett Miller

Le Meraviglie, Alice Rohrwacher

Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako

Relatos Salvajes, Damián Szifron

Leviafan, Andrey Zvyagintsev


Coming Home, Zhang Yimou

How to Train Your Dragon 2, Dean DeBlois

Les Gens du Monde, Yves Jeuland


OPENER: Party Girl, Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis

Amour fou, Jessica Hausner

Bird People, Pascale Ferran

The Blue Room, Mathieu Amalric

Charlie’s Country, Rolf de Heer

A Girl at My Door, July Jung

Eleanor Rigby, Ned Benson

Fantasia, Wang Chao

Force Majeure, Ruben Ostlund

Harcheck mi headro, Keren Yedaya

Hermosa juventud, Jaime Rosales

Incompresa, Asia Argento

Jauja, Lisandro Alonso

Lost River, Ryan Gosling

Run, Philippe Lacote

Salt of the Earth, Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Snow in Paradise, Andrew Hulme

Titli, Kanu Behl

Xenia, Panos Koutras


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