The Cannes Film Festival announced its 2015 lineup this morning. The official competition includes festival stalwarts like Gus Van Sant and Jacques Audiard (both have previously won awards) as well as some newcomers like Justin Kurzel (Macbeth) and Denis Villeneuve (Sicario). 

Joel and Ethan Coen will head up this year's jury, which will undoubtedly affect people's predictions for winners based on what they perceive to be the Coen's preferred taste. Emmanuelle Bercot's La Tête Haute, will open the festival, marking the first time since 1987 that a film by a female director has held that honor.

The festival will be held from the 13th to 24th of May.

Photo: Promotional image for Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees'. Image 1.Photo: Promotional image for Gus Van Sant's 'Sea of Trees'


Dheepan (working title), dir: Jacques Audiard

A Simple Man, dir: Stephane Brize

Marguerite and Julien, dir: Valerie Donzelli

The Tale of Tales, dir: Matteo Garrone

Carol, dir: Todd Haynes

The Assassin, dir: Hou Hsiao Hsien

Mountains May Depart, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke

Our Little Sister, dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda

Macbeth, dir: Justin Kurzel

The Lobster, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

Mon Roi, dir: Maiwenn

Mia Madre, dir: Nanni Moretti

Son of Saul, dir: Laszlo Nemes

Youth, dir: Paolo Sorrentino

Louder Than Bombs, dir: Joachim Trier

The Sea of Trees, dir: Gus Van Sant

Sicario, dir: Denis Villeneuve



Un Certain Regard

Madonna, dir: Shin Suwon

Maryland, dir: Alice Winocour

The Fourth Direction, dir: Gurvinder Singh

Masaan (Fly Away Solo), dir: Neeraj Ghaywan

Hruter (Rams), dir: Grimur Hakonarson

Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), dir: Kurosawa Kiyoshi

Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), dir: Laurent Larivere

Zvizdan (The High Sun), dir: Dalibor Matanic

The Other Side, dir: Roberto Minervini

One Floor Below, dir: Radu Muntean

Shameless, dir: Oh Seung-Uk

The Chosen Ones, dir: David Pablos

Nahid, dir: Ida Panahandeh

The Treasure, dir: Corneliu Porumboiu


Photo: Promotional image for Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'. Image 2.Photo: Promotional image for Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'


Out of Competition

Mad Max: Fury Road, dir: George Miller

Irrational Man, dir: Woody Allen

Inside Out, dir: Pete Docter and Ronaldo del Carmen

Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), dir: Mark Osborne, Justin Kurzel