Haute Films: Cannes Film Festival Announces 2010 Line Up

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As tradition goes, Cannes aka Cote d’Azur has been the French playground due to its scenic landscapes, beautiful architecture and haute vie attitude, not to mention the ideal location for the world’s hautest film festival. The time of year has come, when the fabulous load their yachts, pack their luggage with couture and head to one of the most chic events in the world, the Cannes Film Festival. Good news has finally arrived for all films buffs because the line up has been announced and this year we have the artistic talents of Tim Burton as President of the Competition Jury.

In the running for the awards is the American film, Fair Game by Doug Liman. The story is a take on the former CIA agent Valerie Plume’s blown cover. The film is up against an international list from 13 different countries, including neophytes Chad and the Ukraine.

In addition, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood is set for opening the festival, which was filmed in both the U.S. and the U.K. Also showing will be Blue Valentine with Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps by Oliver Stone will be screened as well. And let’s not forget Kaboom by Gregg Araki about the sci-fi horror-thriller with plenty of sex thrown in for good measure to shake things up. Going in a different direction we have Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job, a documentary on foreign policy.

And of course the creative genius that is Woody Allen will make an appearance in the form of his film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. The film was shot in the U.K. and Spain and revolves around the lives of a family trying to figure life out. Check out the rest of the line up below. The Cannes Film Festival will run from May 12-23.

Robin Hood, U.S.-U.K., Ridley Scott

Another Year, U.K., Mike Leigh
Biutiful, Spain-Mexico, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Burnt by the Sun 2, Germany-France-Russia, Nikita Mikhalkov
Certified Copy, France-Italy-Iran, Abbas Kiarostami
Fair Game, U.S., Doug Liman
Hors-la-loi, France-Belgium-Algeria, Rachid Bouchareb
The Housemaid, South Korea, Im Sang-soo
La nostra vita, Italy-France, Daniele Luchetti
La Princesse de Montpensier, France, Bertrand Tavernier
Of Gods and Men, France, Xavier Beauvois
Outrage, Japan, Takeshi Kitano
Poetry, South Korea, Lee Chang-dong
A Screaming Man, France-Belgium-Chad, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Tournee, France, Mathieu Amalric
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Spain-Thailand-Germany-U.K.-France, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
You, My Joy, Ukraine-Germany, Sergey Loznitsa

Adrienn Pal, Hungary-Netherlands-France-Austria, Agnes Kocsis
Aurora, Romania, Cristi Puiu
Blue Valentine, U.S., Derek Cianfrance
Chatroom, U.K., Hideo Nakata
Chongqing Blues, China, Wang Xiaoshuai
The City Below, Germany-France, Christoph Hochhausler
Film Socialisme, Switzerland-France, Jean-Luc Godard
Ha Ha Ha, South Korea, Hong Sang-soo
Les Amours imaginaires, Canada, Xavier Dolan
Life Above All, France, Oliver Schmitz
Los labios, Argentina, Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza
Octubre, Peru, Daniel Vega
Qu’est-il arrive a Simon Werner?, France, Fabrice Gobert
Rebecca H., France, Lodge Kerrigan
R U There, Netherlands, David Verbeek
The Strange Case of Angelica, Portugal, Manoel de Oliveira
Tuesday, After Christmas, Romania, Radu Muntean
Udaan, India, Vikramaditya Motwane

Tamara Drewe, U.K., Stephen Frears
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, U.S., Oliver Stone
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, U.K.-Spain, Woody Allen

Kaboom, U.S.-France, Gregg Araki
L’autre monde, France-Belgium, Gilles Marchand

Abel, Mexico, Diego Luna
Chantrapas, France, Otar Iosseliani
Draquila — L’Italia che trema, Italy, Sabina Guzzanti
Inside Job, U.S., Charles Ferguson
Nostalgia de la luz, France, Patricio Guzman
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Netherlands, Sophie Fiennes

Tim Burton, president
Alberto Barbera
Kate Beckinsale
Emmanuel Carre
Benicio Del Toro
Victor Erice
Shekhar Kapur
Giovanna Mezzogiorno

Source: Vanity Fair, Variety

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