62nd Festival de Cannes line-up filled with cult, arthouse favorites and veterans

62nd Festival de Cannes
62nd Festival de Cannes

Arthouse favorites Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, Johnny To, Lee Daniels, Jane Campion, Lars Von Trier and Terry Gilliam are among the directors, whose projects will be screened at Cannes, when the festival kicks off next month. Festival co-chairmen Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled the entries at a press conference in Paris earlier today.

Quentin Tarantino, who won the Palme d’Or in 1994 for Pulp Fiction, will screen his war epic Inglourious Basterds, with Brad Pitt attending the red carpet event, according to various reports.

Campion, another returning Cannes winner, comes with literary biopic Bright Star, which stars Ben Wishaw and Abbie Cornish.

Von Trier, who is also a Cannes alum, will screen the suspense horror Antichrist, which stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg as a couple who retreat to an isolated cabin after a tragedy.

Here is the poster for the event, which runs from May 13-24, 2009.

62nd Festival de Cannes poster
62nd Festival de Cannes poster

Below is the entire line up of films

Opening film
Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, U.S.

Closing film
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Jan Kounen, France

In Competition
Bright Star
Jane Campion, Australia-U.K.-France

Spring Fever
Lou Ye, China-France

Lars Von Trier, Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy

Enter the Void
Gaspar Noe, France

Tsai Ming-liang, France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium

Les herbes folles
Alain Resnais, France-Italy

Marco Bellocchio, Italy-France

Brillante Mendoza, Philippines

In the Beginning
Xavier Giannoli, France

A Prophet
Jacques Audiard, France

The White Ribbon
Michael Haneke, Germany-Austria-France

Johnnie To, Hong Kong-France-U.S.

The Time That Remains
Elia Suleiman, Israel-France-Belgium-Italy

Fish Tank
Andrea Arnold, U.K.-Netherlands

Broken Embraces
Pedro Almodovar, Spain

Looking for Eric
Ken Loach, U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy

Inglourious Basterds
Quentin Tarantino, U.S.

Park Chan-wook, South Korea-U.S.

Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
Isabel Coixet, Spain

Taking Woodstock
Ang Lee, U.S.

Out of Competition
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Terry Gilliam, Canada-France

The Army of Crime
Robert Guediguian, France

Alejandro Amenabar, Spain

Midnight screenings
A Town Called Panic
Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Belgium

Special screenings
Zhao Liang, China

L’epine dans le coeur
Michel Gondry, France

Adolfo Alix Jr., Philippines

Min ye
Souleyumane Cisse, France-Mali

Ne te retourne pas
Marina de Van, France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy

Drag Me to Hell
Sam Raimi, U.S.

Keren Yedaya, Israel-France-Germany

My Neighbor, My Killer
Anne Aghion, U.S

Air Doll
Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japan

The Wind Journeys
Ciro Guerra, Colombia

Alain Cavalier, France

Un certain regard
Samson & Delilah
Warwick Thornton, Australia

Heitor Dhalia Brazil

Raya Martin, Philippines-France-Germany

Le Pere de mes enfants
Mia Hansen-Love, France-Germany

Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece

Demain des l’aube
Denis Dercourt, France

Nobody Knows About the Persian Cats
Bahman Ghobadi, Iran

Eyes Wide Open
Haim Tabakman, Israel

Police, Adjective
Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania

Bong Joon-ho, South Korea

The Silent Army
Jean van de Velde, Netherlands

To Die Like a Man
Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Portugal

Tales From the Golden Age
Hanno Hofer, Romania

Tale in the Darkness
Nikolay Khomeriki, Russia

Pavel Lounguine, Russia-France

Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand

Lee Daniels, U.S.