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Cannes 2013 full line-up: Coens and Soderbergh among Palme d'Or contenders

The Bling Ring

Story by Jack Foley

THE Coen brothers, Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Payne and Nicolas Winding Refn are among the high profile directors who will be bidding for Palme d’Or success at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

The Coens bring their latest, Inside Llewyn Davis while Soderbergh delivers his reportedly final film, the Liberace drama Behind The Candelabra starring Michael Douglas.

Winding Refn re-teams with Ryan Gosling for Only God Forgives, the pair’s follow-up to Drive, while Payne has Nebraska, his follow-up to The Descendants.

Further highlights among the In Competition line-up include Roman Polanski’s La Venus a la Fourrure, Takashi Miike’s Wara No Tate, Paulo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza and François Ozon’s Jeune et Jolie.

As previously announced, Sofia Coppolas’s The Bling Ring will open A Certain Regard. Other notable films in that section include James Franco’s As I Lay Dying and Claire Denis’s Les Salauds.

Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby will open the festival on May 15 and Zulu, a new thriller pairing British actor Orlando Bloom with Oscar winner Forrest Whitaker, will close the festival on May 26.

This year’s main jury will be presided over by Steven Spielberg, and the short film jury will be headed by Palme d’Or winner Jane Campion.

The full list of films playing In Competition:

Only God Forgives, dir Nicolas Winding Refn
Borgman, dir Alex Can Warmerdam
La Grande Bellezza, dir Paulo Sorrentino
Behind the Candelabra, dir Steven Soderbergh
La Venus a la Fourrure, dir Roman Polanski
Nebraska, dir Alexander Payne
Jeune et Jolie, dir François Ozon
La Vie d’Adele, dir Abdellatif Kechiche
Wara No Tate, dir Takashi Miike
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru, dir Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tian Zhu Ding, dir Jia Zhangke
Grisgris, dir Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Immigrant, dir James Gray
Heli, dir Amat Escalante
Le Passe, dir Asghar Farhadi
Michael Kohlhaas, dir Arnaud Despallieres
Inside Llewyn Davis, dir Ethan and Joel Coen
Un Chateau en Italie, dir Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

Un Certain Regard

The Bling Ring, dir Sofia Coppola
L’Inconnu Du La, dir Alain Guiraudie
Bends, dir Flora Lau
L’Image Manquante, dir Rithy Panh
La Jaula De Oro, dir Diego Quemada-Diez
Anonymous, dir Mohammad Rasoulof
Sarah Prefere La Course, dir Chloé Robichaud
Grand Central, dir Rebecca Zlotowski
Fruitvale Statio, dir Ryan Coogler
Les Salauds, dir Claire Denis
Norte, Hangganan NG Kasaysayan, dir Lav Diaz
As I Lay Dying, dir James Franco
Miele, dir Valeria Golino
Omar, dir Hany Abu-Assad
Death March, dir Adolfo Alix Jr

Out of competition
All Is Lost by J.C Chandor
Blood Ties by Guillaume Canet