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
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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.