Ryan Gosling’s Only God Forgives amongst films competing for Palme d’Or at 2013 Cannes Film Festival

As a tradition for awards season, the Cannes Film Festival is usually where all the fun begins as the stars travel to France to support their films especially when competing for the coveted Palme d’Or prize.

This year’s event sees several high-profile films in contention for the main award as the festival begins with the screening of Baz Luhrmann’s latest adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. The latter is also representing her other film, the Coen Bros drama Inside Llewyn Davis which co-stars Justin Timberlake and is another contender for the d’Or.

Ryan Gosling reunites with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn in the violent thriller Only God Forgives with other competition including Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra which stars Matt Damon and Michael Douglas as well as Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur and Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (starring Emma Watson) and James Franco’s directional debut As I Lay Dying are both placed under the Un Certain Regard category. The whole exhibition is then rounded off by the African-set crime drama Zulu starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whittaker.

The full list of films screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival (running from May 15th to May 26th) is below:

OPENING FILM NIGHT
The Great Gatsby (Baz Luhrmann)

IN COMPETITION
Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)
Borgman (Alex Can Warmerdam)
The Great Beauty (Paulo Sorrentino)
Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)
Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski)
Nebraska (Alexander Payne)
Just 17 (François Ozon)
La Vie d’Adele (Abdellatif Kechiche)
Straw Shield (Takashi Miike)
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru (Kore-Eda Hirokazu)
Tian Zhu Ding (Jia Zhangke)
Grisgris (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
The Immigrant (James Gray)
Heli (Amat Escalante)
Le Passe (Asghar Farhadi)
Jimmy P (Arnaud Desplechin)
Michael Kohlhaas (Arnaud Despallieres)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Ethan Coen, Joel Coen)
Un Chateau en Italie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola)
L’Inconnu Du La (Alain Guiraudie)
Bends (Flora Lau)
L’Image Manquante (Rithy Panh)
La Jaula De Oro (Diego Quemada-Diez)
Anonymous (Mohammad Rasoulof)
Sara Preférè La Course (Chloé Robichaud)
Grand Central (Rebecca Ziotowski)
Fruitvale Statio (Ryan Coogler)
Les Salauds (Claire Denis)
Norte, Hanggana Ng Kasaysayan (Lav Diaz)
As I Lay Dying (James Franco)
Miele (Valeria Golino)
Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)
Death March (Adolfo Alix Jr)

OUT OF COMPETITION
All Is Lost (JC Chandor)
Blood Ties (Guillaume Canet)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
Monsoon Shootout (Amit Kumar)
Blind Detective (Johnnie To)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Weekend of a Champion (Roman Polanski)
Seduced and Abandoned (James Toback)
Otdat Konci (Taisia Igumentseva)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (Stephen Frears)
Stop the Pounding Heart (Roberto Minervini)

HOMAGE TO JERRY LEWIS
Max Rose (Daniel Noah)

CLOSING FILM NIGHT
Zulu (Jérôme Salle)

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