Cannes snubs Australian films

Robin HoodNo Australian features have been selected for this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which sees familiar names such as Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, Abbas Kiarostami and Takeshi Kitano in the official competition.

A number of Australian features, including the French co-production The Tree, were submitted for consideration but were not chosen for the Official competition / Un certain regard categories.

There might still be hope for Australian filmmakers; the short film category is yet to be announced, and Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett might be eligible for the acting awards for Robin Hood, which will be the festival’s opening night film.

These are the features that will screen at Cannes 2010:

Official competition:

  • Robin Hood, Ridley Scott
  • Tournee, Matheiu Amalric
  • Des Homess et des Dieux, Xavier Beauvois
  • Biutiful, Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
  • Un Hommi Qui Cire, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • The Housemaid, Sangsoo Im
  • Copie Conforme, Abbas Kiarostami
  • Outrage, Takeshi Kitano
  • Poetry, Chang-dong Lee
  • Another Year, Mike Leigh
  • Fair Game, Doug Liman
  • You, My Joy, Sergei Loznitsa
  • La Nostra Vita, Daniele Luchetti
  • Utomlyoonnye Solntsem 2, Nikita Mikhalkov
  • La Princesse de Montpensier, Bertrand Tavernier
  • Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chaat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Un Certain Regard:

  • Blue Valentine, Derek Cianfrance
  • Estranho Caso de Angelica, Manoel de Oliveira
  • Les Amours Imaginaires, Xavier Dolan
  • Los Labios, Ivan Fund and Santiago Loza
  • Simon Werner A Disparu…, Fabrice Gobert
  • Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard
  • Unter Dir Die Stadt, Christoph Hocchausler
  • Rebecca H. (Return to the Dogs), Lodge Kerrigan
  • Pal Adrienn, Agnes Kocsis
  • Udaan, Vikramaditya Motwane
  • Marti, Dupa Craciun, Radu Muntean
  • Chatroom, Hideo Nakata
  • Aurora, Cristi Puiu
  • Ha Ha Ha, Sangsoo Hong
  • Life Above All, Oliver Schmitz
  • Octubre, Daniel and Diego Vega
  • R U There, David Verbeek
  • Rizhao Chongqing, Xiaoshuai Wang

Out of competition:

  • You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Woody Allen
  • Tamara Drewe, Stephen Frears
  • Wall Street – Money Never Sleeps, Oliver Stone

Midnight screenings:

  • Kaboom, Gregg Araki
  • L’Autre Monde, Gilles Marchand

Special screenings:

  • 5 X Favela Por Nos Mesmos, Carlos Diegues
  • Inside Job, Charles Ferguson
  • Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow, Sophie Fiennes
  • Nostalgia de la Luz, Patricio Guzman
  • Draquila – L-Italia Che Trema, Sabina Guzzanti
  • Chantrapas, Otar Iosseliani
  • Abel, Diego Luna

The festival will take place from 12 to 23 May, 2010.


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