Soderbergh, Refn vie for top prize at Cannes
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
President of the Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob, right, and artistic Director Thierry Fremaux, attend a news conference to announce this 2013 festival line up in front of the Cannes International Film Festival poster for the upcoming 66th edition featuring U.S. actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, in Paris, Thursday April 18, 2013. AP photoThe Cannes film festival on Thursday unveiled the line-up of movies that will go head to head in the race for the Palme d'Or at the French Riviera festival on May 15-26.
Here are the 19 films chosen to compete before the jury headed by US director Steven Spielberg: - "Un Chateau en Italie" ("A Chateau in Italy"), Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi - "Inside Llewyn Davis", Ethan Coen, Joel Coen - "Michael Kohlhaas", Arnaud Despallieres - "Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)", Arnaud Desplechin - "Heli", Amat Escalante - "Le Passe" (The Past), Asghar Farhadi - "The Immigrant", James Gray - "Grigris", 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'Adele" ("The Life of Adele"), Abdellatif Kechiche - "Wara No Tate" ("Shield of Straw"), Takashi Miike - "Jeune et Jolie" ("Young and Pretty"), Francois Ozon - "Nebraska", Alexander Payne - "La Venus a la Forrure", 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 har.