Cannes Film Festival: News, reviews and more

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It’s that time of year: the lineup for the Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25)—the most exciting event on the film calendar—has been announced. 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, not to mention our own Tommy Lee Jones. Actors 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, world cinema’s top prize, which was won in the past by the likes of Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Roman Polanski and Michael Haneke. Time Out will be reporting on the festival from beginning to end, so for news and reviews keep coming back over the next few weeks. Salut!

The 2014 Cannes Film Festival competitors

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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. Read more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Goodbye to Language

Dir: Jean-Luc Godard The New Wave titan has said this experimental 3D feature might very well be his last. Say it ain’t so! Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • 1 out of 5 stars
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Jimmy's Hall

Dir: Ken Loach This film follows notorious 1930s Irish communist James Gralton’s attempts to open a dancehall in his hometown. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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The Wonders

Dir: Alice Rohrwacher The tale of a 14-year-old girl whose idyllic world is shattered by the arrival of a young German criminal on a rehab program. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Maps to the Stars

Dir: David Cronenberg The story of a psychotherapist whose wife manages the career of their troubled son, a child star. Read more

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Mr. Turner

Dir: Mike Leigh The director’s long-cherished biopic focusing on JMW Turner’s later life – Timothy Spall plays the title role. Read more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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More reviews from across the festival

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Catch Me Daddy

Dirs: Daniel and Matthew Wolfe A fateful day and night in the lives of two teenagers hiding in a Yorkshire caravan park. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Cold in July

Dir: Jim Mickle A relentless tale of small-town treachery spiralling into bloody vengeance. Read more

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Grace of Monaco

Dir: Olivier Dahan Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly as she negotiates the transition from Hollywood star to a princess. Read more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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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. Read more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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National Gallery

Dir: Frederick Wiseman Wiseman turns his inquisitive lens on the employees, patrons and paintings of London’s National Gallery. Read more

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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2013 Cannes Film Festival

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Heli, Young & Beautiful, The Bling Ring

Three early fest offerings explore the inflamed trials of youth.

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A Touch of Sin, The Past, Stranger by the Lake

On Cannes' second day, our critic is intrigued and overwhelmed by three new features.

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Like Father, Like Son and Jimmy P.: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian

New films from Hirokazu Kore-eda and Arnaud Desplechin jerk tears and explore the mind.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers helm a hilarious and melancholy ode to the '60s folk scene.

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2012 Cannes Film Festival

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Moonrise Kingdom, Rust and Bone

Wes Anderson and Jacques Audiard kick off the fest with high expectations.

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Reality, Paradise: Love

Matteo Garrone and Ulrich Seidl take on a pair of hot topics: reality TV and cash-for-sex tourism.

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No

Chile's Pablo Larrain delivers the fest's first all-out fave.

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Love, Beyond the Hills, Lawless

Michael Haneke scores, while two other anticipated films miss their marks.

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2011 Cannes Film Festival

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Halftime report

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2010 Cannes Film Festival

Age before beauty (so far)

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We've seen Oliver Stone's Wall Street sequel!

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Up in the air

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Isn't it romantic?

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