The main competition section of the 68th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival) opened Thursday morning with the screening of Italian movie Il Racconto Dei Racconti directed by Matteo Garrone, in the southern French sea resort of Cannes.
A total of 19 films are competing for the top prize of the festival Palme d'Or. The following is the lineup of the Official Selection for the main competition for Palme d'Or
CAROL directed by Todd HAYNES
CHRONIC directed by Michel FRANCO
DHEEPAN directed by Jacques AUDIARD
IL RACCONTO DEI RACCONTI (TALE OF TALES) directed by Matteo GARRONE
LA LOI DU MARCHE (THE MEASURE OF A MAN) directed by Stéphane BRIZE
LOUDER THAN BOMBS directed by Joachim TRIER
MACBETH directed by Justin KURZEL
MARGUERITE & JULIEN directed by Valérie DONZELLI
MIA MADRE (MY MOTHER) directed by Nanni MORETTI
MON ROI directed by MAIWENN
NIE YINNIANG (THE ASSASSIN) directed by HOU Hsiao-Hsien
SAUL FIA (SON OF SAUL) directed by Laszlo NEMES
SHAN HE GU REN (MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART) directed by JIA Zhang-Ke
SICARIO directed by Denis VILLENEUVE
THE LOBSTER directed by Yorgos LANTHIMOS
THE SEA OF TREES directed by Gus VAN SANT
UMIMACHI DIARY (OUR LITTLE SISTER) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
VALLEY OF LOVE directed by Guillaume NICLOUX
YOUTH directed by Paolo SORRENTINO
The opening film was LA TETE HAUTE (STANDING TALL) directed by French actress Emmanuelle Bercot, and the closing film will be LA GLACE ET LE CIEL (ICE AND THE SKY) directed by French director Luc Jacquet.
The 68th Festival de Cannes runs from May 13 to 24, and all winners of all the prizes will be announced at an awarding ceremony on May 24.