2012 Cannes Lineup Announced, Plus New Trailer for David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson's 'Cosmopolis'

2012 Cannes Lineup Announced, Plus New Trailer for David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson's 'Cosmopolis'

Apr 19, 2012

As one festival kicks off (Tribeca started last night), another gets its wings. The 2012 Cannes Film Festival announced its initial lineup, with the larger titles belonging to David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis), John Hillcoat (Lawless), Michael Haneke (Amour), Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom), Walter Salles (On the Road), Lee Daniels (The Paperboy), Jeff Nichols (Mud) and more. Madagascar 3 will represent the festival's ongoing tradition of playing at least one major animated film each year, while the fest's midnight screenings will feature fun, eclectic titles from Dario Argento (Dragula) and Takashi Miike (The Legend of Love & Sincerity)

One of the more interesting storylines surrounding this year's slate is the inclusion of two Cronenberg films -- one from David (Cosmopolis), and then one from his son, Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral). Whose film will make the larger splash at Europe's most prestigious film festival? That'll be a fun one to watch. Check out the full schedule below, followed by a new trailer for Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a young billionaire whose eccentric day riding around in his limo slowly begins to unravel his entire life. 

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Opening Night
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson
In Competition
Amour, Michael Haneke
The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach
Baad el mawkeaa, 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
Out of Competition
Hemingway & Gellhorn, Philip Kaufman
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon
Me and You, Bernardo Bertolucci
Un Certain Regard
7 Days in Havana, Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia
Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabio, Gaspar Noe, 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, Benoit Delepine, 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
Midnight screenings
Dario Argento’s Dracula, Dario Argento
The Legend of Love & Sincerity, Japan, Takashi Miike
Special screenings
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
Closing night film
Therese D, Claude Miller
[full list via The Film Stage]

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