Thursday, April 19, 2012


Sarah Gadon & Robert Pattinson filming Cosmopolis in Toronto - May 2011
The complete Line-up for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012) has been announced and it will be a Twilight Cannes-vention for sorts with Megastar Couple  Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart each represented with both Toronto-filmed Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg) and On the Road  (Walter Salles) respectively. Both are listed as being in-competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or.

Also going in with a lot of buzz is Lawless starring Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska. The Paperboy (Lee Daniels) starring Zac Efron, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey, also comes highly-touted.

In addition to David Cronenberg being represented this year, his Son Brandon Cronenberg makes his directorial Feature Debut with Toronto-filmed Antiviral which stars Sarah Gadon (who also stars in Cosmopolis) and Malcolm McDowell, whom we interviewed recently.

Director Wes Anderson also is represented with Moonrise Kingdom starring Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis and Tilda Swinton, which is selected as the Festival's Opening Night Film, screening out-of-competition.

Here is the complete Line-up for the 2012 Cannes Film Festival:


Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson


Amour, Michael Haneke

The Angels' Share, Ken Loach

Baad el mawkeaa (After the Battle), Yousry Nasrallah

Beyond the Hills, Cristian Mungiu

Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg

Holy Motors, Leos Carax

The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg

Killing Them Softly, Andrew Dominik

In Another Country, Hong Sang-soo

In the Fog, Sergei Loznitsa

Lawless, John Hillcoat

Like Someone in Love, Abbas Kiarostami

Mud, Jeff Nichols

On the Road, Walter Salles

The Paperboy, Lee Daniels

Paradies: Liebe, Ulrich Seidl

Post tenebras lux, Carlos Reygadas

Reality, Matteo Garrone

Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard

Taste of Money, Im Sang-soo

You Haven't Seen Anything Yet, Alain Resnais


Hemingway & Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

Me and You, Bernardo Bertolucci


7 Days in Havana, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noé, Laurent Cantet

11.25 The Day He Chose His Own Fate, Koji Wakamatsu

Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg

Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin

Confession of a Child of the Century, Sylvie Verheyde

Despues de Lucia, Michel Franco

La Pirogue, Moussa Toure

La Playa, Juan Andres Arango

Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan

Le grand soir, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern

Les Chevaux de Dieu, Nabil Ayouch

Loving Without Reason, Joachim Lafosse

Miss Lovely, Ashim Ahluwalia

Mystery, Lou Ye

Student, Darezhan Omirbayev

Trois mondes, Catherine Corsini

White Elephant, Pablo Trapero


Dario Argento's Dracula, Dario Argento

The Legend of Love & Sincerity, Japan, Takashi Miike


A musica segundo Tom Jobim, Nelson Pereira Dos Santos

The Central Park Five, Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon

Der Mull im Garten Eden, Fatih Akin

Journal de France, Claudine Nougaret, Raymond Depardon

Les Invisibles, Sebastien Lifshitz

Mekong Hotel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir, Laurent Bouzereau

Villegas, Gonzalo Tobal


Thérèse Desqueyroux, Claude Miller 

Excited to see which will make their way to Toronto come September for TIFF!

See the brand-new Trailer for Cosmopolis below:

(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W. | Video credit: eOne Films)