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It won’t be Australian director Justin Kurzel of Snowtown (2011) fame who will be flashbulbed close to death on the Red Carpet but his two Macbeth stars, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, the latter in her darkest role as Lady Macbeth (with a French accent perhaps). As will Cate Blanchett, who stars in the title role of Carol in Todd Haynes’ screen version of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Price of Salt.


While those two films with Australian connections are in Competition, just as much anticipation surrounds the Out of Competition world premiere of George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy as Max, after a furious shoot with some personality clashes reported.

For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, a film by a female director will open the Festival: La Tête Haute, by French filmmaker Emmanuelle Bercot, tells the story of a juvenile delinquent, Malony, and his upbringing from childhood to adulthood, as a children's judge and social worker try to save him.

And there is a second film by a female director in the official program, this one in Competition: Mon Roi, by Maiwenn.

Asia, Italy and Hungary are also represented, joining veterans such as America’s Gus Van Sant and France’s Jacques Audiard.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Official Selection of the 68th Festival de Cannes was announced on April 16, 2015 at a press conference held by Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux in Paris.

Dheepan (working title), dir: Jacques Audiard
A Simple Man, dir: Stephane Brize
Marguerite and Julien, dir: Valerie Donzelli
The Tale Of Tales, dir: Matteo Garrone
Carol, dir: Todd Haynes
The Assassin, dir: Hou Hsiao Hsien
Mountains May Depart, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke
Our Little Sister, dir: Hirokazu Kore-Eda
Macbeth, dir: Justin Kurzel
The Lobster, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
Mon Roi, dir: Maiwenn
Mia Madre, dir: Nanni Moretti
Son Of Saul, dir: Laszlo Nemes
Youth, dir: Paolo Sorrentino
Louder Than Bombs, dir: Joachim Trier
The Sea of Trees, dir: Gus Van Sant
Sicario, dir: Denis Villeneuve
La Tête Haute, dir: Emmanuelle Bercot (out of competition)

Madonna, dir: Shin Suwon
Maryland, dir: Alice Winocour
The Fourth Direction, dir: Gurvinder Singh
Masaan (Fly Away Solo), dir: Neeraj Ghaywan
Hruter (Rams), dir: Grimur Hakonarson
Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore), dir: Kurosawa Kiyoshi
Je Suis Un Soldat (I Am a Soldier), dir: Laurent Larivere
Zvizdan (The High Sun), dir: Dalibor Matanic
The Other Side, dir: Roberto Minervini
One Floor Below, dir: Radu Muntean
Shameless, dir: Oh Seung-Uk
The Chosen Ones, dir: David Pablos
Nahid, dir: Ida Panahandeh
The Treasure, dir: Corneliu Porumboiu

Mad Max: Fury Road, dir: George Mille
r Irrational Man, dir: Woody Allen
Inside Out, dir: Pete Docter and Ronaldo del Carmen
Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince), dir: Mark Osborne

Oka, dir: Souleymane Cisse
Sipur Al Ahava Ve Choshech (A Tale Of Love And Darkness), dir: Natalie Portman
Hayored Lema’ala, dir Elad Keidan
Amnesia, dir: Barbet Schroeder
Panama, dir: Pavel Vuckovic
Asphalte, dir: Samuel Benchetrit

O Piseu (Office), dir: Hong Won-Chan
Amy, dir: Asif Kapadia


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