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Cannes names films in competition for 2013

Reuters/Yves Herman

Nineteen film directors are in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, including the US's Coen brothers and six French directors. The films include Steven Soderbergh's biography of pianist Liberace, which he says studios turned down because if was "too gay", and a juicily titled offering from the controversial Roman Polanski.


In competition:

  • Un château en Italie (A Castle in Italy), Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi;
  • Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel et Ethan Coen;
  • Michael Kohlhaas, Arnaud Despallières;
  • Jimmy P (Psychotherapy of a plains indian), Arnaud Desplechin;
  • Heli, Amat Escalante;
  • Le passé, Asghar Farhadi;
  • The immigrant, James Gray;
  • Grisgris, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun;
  • Tian Zhu Ding (A touch of sin), Jia Zhangke;
  • Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Like father, like son), Kore-Eda Hirokazu;
  • La vie d'Adèle, Abdellatif Kechiche;
  • Wara No Tate (Shield of straw), Takashi Miike;
  • Jeune et jolie, François Ozon; Nebraska, Alexander Payne;
  • La Vénus à la fourrure, Roman Polanski;
  • Behind the candelabra, Steven Soderbergh;
  • La grande bellezza (The great beauty), Paolo Sorrentino;
  • Borgman, Alex Van Warmerdam;
  • Only God forgives, Nicolas Winding Refn.

Opening film (not in competition):

Closing film (not in competition):

  • Zulu, Jérome Salle

Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Robert Redford, Matt Damon, Ryan Gosling, Benicio del Toro, Michael Douglas and Bérénice Bejo are among the stars who will tread the red carpet.



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