Cannes Film Festival

Everything you need to know about the film world’s most famous festival in 2014


Descending on the Croisette this year will be filmmakers including Britain’s Mike Leigh and Ken Loach, Canada’s David Cronenberg, Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Belgium’s Dardenne brothers and the US’s Tommy Lee Jones. Actors and actresses including Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Ryan Gosling and more will also walk the festival’s famous red carpet. Below, you’ll find details on all 18 films competing for the Palme d’Or.

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival competitors

Mr Turner

Dir: Mike Leigh

The director’s long-cherished biopic focusing on JMW Turner’s later life – Timothy Spall plays the title role.

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Foxcatcher

Dir: Bennett Miller

The tragic true story of two Olympic wrestling champion brothers and their relationship with multi-millionaire John du Pont.

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Leviathan

Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev

A man, who lives with his family in a small town in northern Russia, comes into conflict with a corrupt local mayor.

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Mommy

Dir: Xavier Dolan

The tale of a mother dealing with her son’s violent tendencies when a mysterious stranger moves into the neighbourhood.

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The Captive

Dir: Atom Egoyan

Ryan Reynolds stars as the father of an abducted child who, eight years after her kidnapping, believes she is still alive.

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The Homesman

Dir: Tommy Lee Jones

Jones stars as George Briggs, who’s tasked with transporting three mentally ill women across the American subcontinent.

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Lost River

Dir: Ryan Gosling

Actor-turned-auteur Ryan Gosling’s nutty adult fairy tale about a single mother and her two sons.

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Release date: Friday April 10 2015

The ten best Cannes Palme d’Or winners

As the 2011 Cannes Film Festival came to an end, to equal amounts bewilderment and pleasure, Terrence Malick picked up the Palme d'Or for his history-spanning magnum opus, 'The Tree of Life'. So, we took the opportunity to take a long glance back at some of the past winners of world cinema’s most prestigious prize.

Take a look at our top ten and let us know what you think. Did we get it right, or have we missed a winner who you think should be in the list? Whatever your view, leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Take a look at the ten best Palme d’Or winners at Cannes Film Festival

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