Newswire: Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant lead the lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival

Todd Haynes adapting Patricia Highsmith. Gus Van Sant following Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe around a Japanese forest. Hou Hsiao-Hsien premiering his first new feature since Flight Of The Red Balloon. A drug cartel thriller by Denis Villeneuve. The director of Dogtooth‘s bizarre-sounding English debut, in which John C. Reilly is enticingly credited as “Lisping Man.” There’s plenty to look forward to at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, which announced its official lineup earlier this morning, along with the parallel Un Certain Regard competition and assorted out-of-competition screenings.

With Joel and Ethan Coen heading the jury, the world’s most important film festival will kick off on May 13th, with an out-of-competition screening of Standing Tall, directed by Emmanuelle Bercot (On My Way). For many, the choice of a low-profile French opener seems like a corrective to last year’s decision to open the festival with the …

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