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
More reviews from across the festival
2013 Cannes Film Festival
Heli, Young & Beautiful, The Bling Ring
Three early fest offerings explore the inflamed trials of youth.
A Touch of Sin, The Past, Stranger by the Lake
On Cannes' second day, our critic is intrigued and overwhelmed by three new features.
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.
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Coen brothers helm a hilarious and melancholy ode to the '60s folk scene.
2012 Cannes Film Festival
Moonrise Kingdom, Rust and Bone
Wes Anderson and Jacques Audiard kick off the fest with high expectations.
Reality, Paradise: Love
Matteo Garrone and Ulrich Seidl take on a pair of hot topics: reality TV and cash-for-sex tourism.
Chile's Pablo Larrain delivers the fest's first all-out fave.
Love, Beyond the Hills, Lawless
Michael Haneke scores, while two other anticipated films miss their marks.