Cannes 2014: Media Guide

By @NikGroz
Cannes 2014: Media Guide

Unless you’ve managed to live without the internet since April 16th, the question “How do you feel about the Cannes lineup this year?” must have surfed its way to – or from- you by now. Yes, cinephiles around the world have been slowly digesting Thierry Fremaux’s announcement from April 17th, and Way Too Indie is no exception. As this years man in the field, my excitement is only contained by perpetual bouts of anxiousness as I mentally prepare for the invasion my body and mind will succumb to in three weeks time. 19 films competing for the main prize, 19 films competing in the smaller, edgier, and often times more revelatory Un Certain Regard section, 2 films in the Out Of Competition slot, 3 Midnight Screenings, and 5 Special Screenings (Cannes slang for Documentary.)

That’s 48 movies, and with Fremaux confirming that two or three more will be added in the coming weeks, that’ll make just about 50 or so films in the Official Selection. That’s not even including the Cannes affiliated Director’s Fortnight and Critic’s Week! What I would give to be able to see them all! But that’s not going to be possible, so once every film gets announced, and the schedules are out, I’ll have a better idea of what I’ll be able to catch.

In the meantime, you’d do well to bookmark this page because for the coming weeks this is going to be a PR mecca for everything Cannes related. We will have trailers, images, interview links and anything else we grab our hands on. You’re encouraged to use the comments section and let us know if we’ve missed anything!

IN COMPETITION

Clouds Of Sils Maria

Director Olivier Assayas

Clouds Of Sils Maria movie
clouds-of-sils-maria-film
clouds-of-sils-maria

Saint Laurent

Director Bertrand Bonello

Saint Laurent movie poster

Winter Sleep

Director Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Winter Sleep 2014 Cannes movie
Winter Sleep cannes poster
Winter Sleep movie poster

Maps To The Stars

Director David Cronenberg

Complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture.

Maps To The Stars movie
maps-to-the-stars-film
maps-to-the-stars-julianne

Two Days, One Night

Directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne

The film follows Sandra, a young woman assisted by her husband, who has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.

Two Days, One Night 2014 movie

Mommy

Director Xavier Dolan

A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.

Mommy Xavier Dolan movie

The Captive

Director Atom Egoyan

A father tries to track down his kidnapped daughter.

The Captive movie
the-captive-2014-film
the-captive-2014-movie

Goodbye To Language

Director Jean-Luc Godard

Goodbye To Language film
goodbye-to-language-movie
goodbye-to-language-2014

The Search

Director Michel Hazanavicius

A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.

The Search Michel Hazanavicius film

The Homesman

Director Tommy Lee Jones

A claim jumper and a pioneer woman team up to escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa.

The Homesman film
the-homesman-movie-2014
the-homesman-movie

Still The Water

Director Naomi Kawase

Still The Water 2014 movie
still-the-water-cannes-movie
still-the-water-film
Still The Water poster

Mr. Turner

Director Mike Leigh

A look at the life of British artist J.M.W Turner.

Mr. Turner Mike Leigh movie

Jimmy’s Hall

Director Ken Loach

Political activist Jimmy Gralton is deported from Ireland during the country’s ‘Red Scare’ of the 1930s.

Jimmy's Hall 2014 movie
jimmmys-hall-movie
jimmys-hall-film

Foxcatcher

Director Bennett Miller

The story of Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John duPont killed his brother, Olympic Champion Dave Schultz.

Foxcatcher Channing Tatum
foxcatcher-movie
foxcatcher-2014

Le Meraviglie

Director Alice Rohrwacher

Le Meraviglie movie
le-meraviglie-cannes
Le Meraviglie poster

Timbuktu

Director Abderrahmane Sissako

Timbuktu movie 2014

Wild Tales

Director Damian Szifronr

Wild Tales Cannes movie

Leviathan

Director Andrey Zvyagintsev

Leviathan Cannes movie

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Party Girl

Director Marie Amachoukeli

An aging nightclub hostess decides to settle down and get married.

Party Girl Cannes movie

Jauja

Director Lisandro Alonso

A father and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization.

Jauja movie poster

poster via IndieWire

Le Chambre Bleue

Director Mathieu Almaric

Le Chambre Bleue film

Incompresa

Director Asia Argento

Incompresa movie
incompresa-film
incompresa-cannes-movie

Titli

Director Kanu Behl

A young man in Delhi tries to break free from his controlling brothers.

Eleanor Rigby

Director Ned Benson

A New York couple’s relationship.

Eleanor Rigby movie

Bird People

Director Pascale Ferran

An American arrives in Paris, checks into a hotel, turns off his cell phone and starts his life anew.

Lost River

Director Ryan Gosling

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

Lost River Ryan Gosling
lost-river-film
lost-river-cannes-movie

Amour Fou

Director Jessica Hausner

Amour Fou film
amour-fou-cannes-movie
amour-fou-2014-movie

Charlie’s Country

Director Rolf De Heer

Charlie’s Country film
charlies-country-movie
charlies-country-2014-film

Snow in Paradise

Director Andrew Hulme

Hard-hitting character study that’s based on the real story of one man’s journey to control his violence through religion. It takes us from the blood soaked East End of London to the world of the Islamic whirling dervishes.

A Girl At My Door

Director July Jung

A Girl At My Door film
a-girl-at-my-door-cannes-movie
a-girl-at-my-door-2014

Xenia

Director Panos Koutras

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Xenia film

Run

Director Philippe Lacote

Run escapes… He just killed the Prime Minister of his country. In order to do so, he had to act as if he was a crazy man, wandering through the city. His life comes back by flashes; his childhood with Tourou when his dream was to become a rain miracle-worker, his adventures with Gladys the eater, and his past as a young member of militia, in the heart of the politic and military conflict in Ivory Coast. All those lives, Run didn’t choose them. Everytime, he felt in by running from another life. That’s the reason why his name’s Run.

Run 2014 Cannes movie

Turist

Director Ruben Ostlund

Turist movie

Hermosa Juventud

Director Jaime Rosales

Hermosa Juventud 2014 movie

Fantasia

Director Chao Wang

The Salt Of The Earth

Directors Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Away From His Absence

Director Keren Yedaya

The film plans to follow the incestuous relationship between a 60-year-old man and his 22-year-old daughter who live together in a small apartment in Israel. The film will deal with difficult moral and political issues. It faces questions such as how and why an evolving, adult woman is still having sex with her father — a man whom, despite raping her at an early age, she claims to be in love with.

White God

Director Kornel Mundruczo

OUT OF COMPETITION

Grace Of Monaco

Director Olivier Dahan

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Grace of Monaco film
grace-of-monaco-nicole-kidman
grace-of-monaco-movie

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Director Dean DeBlois

It’s been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

How To Train Your Dragon 2 2014
how-to-train-your-dragon2-cannes
how-to-train-your-dragon-2
How To Train Your Dragon 2 movie poster

Coming Home

Director Zhang Yimou

A Chinese man is forced into marriage and flees to America, but when he returns home, he is sent to a labor camp.

Coming Home Cannes

In The Name Of My Daughter

Director André Téchiné

The real life story behind the disappearance of Agnes Les Roux

MIDNIGHTERS

The Rover

Director David Michôd

A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

The Rover Cannes
the-rover-2014-movie
robert-pattinson-the-rover
The Rover movie poster

The Salvation

Director Kristian Levring

In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family’s murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.

The Salvation film

The Target

Director Chang

The Target movie Cannes
the-target-film
the-target-2014-movie
The Target movie poster

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Maidan

Director Sergei Loznitsa

A look at the 2013 and 2014 civil unrest in the Ukrainian capital’s central square.

Maidan film

Red Army

Director Gabe Polsky

Following the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, RED ARMY tells the story of the nation’s famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its captain Slava Fetisov. Whether he was pitted against enemies in the political arena or on the ice, Fetisov’s story provides a rare glimpse behind the Iron Curtain of the 1970s and ’80s by mirroring the social and political forces at work in the world around him. While helping pave the way for his nation to cross over into the next century, this one man demonstrated how sports could not only be an avenue for creative expression in a world determined to suppress it, but also be something so inextricably intertwined with a nation’s cultural and political identity.

Red Army film

Bridges of Sarajevo

Director Aida Begic, Leonardo di Costanzo & more

The Bridges of Sarajevo is a cinematic contribution to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of WWI. The film is a collaboration of well known European directors, who all contribute one short to the feature film.

The Bridges of Sarajevo movie

Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy

Director Stéphanie Valloatto

Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of Democracy movie

The Ardor

Director Pablo Fendrik

An Argentinian western revenge tale starring juror Gael Garcia Bernal.

Geronimo

Director Tony Gatlif

A story about social conflict between Turks and gypsies as seen through the eyes of a teacher.

The Owners

Director Adlikahn Yerzhanov

Two brothers struggling to hold on to their ancestral home while their sister and mother lose their breath and mind, respectively.

Of Men And War

Director Laurent Becue-Renard

Best Of The Web
  • Monco

    Thanks for the coverage. ‘Twas very helpful. And MAN ! the synopsis of most movies is totally incredible !

  • N.G.

    Thanks for reading!