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CANNES 2015 Official Selection

Guillaume Nicloux and Michel Franco in competition at Cannes

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- The Valley of Love and Chronic will have the Palme d'Or in their sights; Kawase, Weerasethakul and Mendoza are in Un Certain Regard, while Guédiguian and Noé are also on the line-up

Guillaume Nicloux and Michel Franco in competition at Cannes
The Valley of Love by Guillaume Nicloux

As predicted, the official selection of the 68th Cannes Film Festival (13-24 May 2015) was rounded off today. The original 17 contenders for the Palme d'Or (read the article) have now become 19, with the addition of The Valley of Love [+see also:
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by French director Guillaume Nicloux (read the article) and Chronic by Mexico’s Michel Franco.

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The 14 titles in the Un Certain Regard selection (read the news) have increased to 19. The additions are An [+see also:
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by Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase (which will be the selection’s opening film), Cemetery of Splendour [+see also:
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by Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Taklub by Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, Alias Maria [+see also:
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 by Colombia’s José Luis Rugeles Gracia and Lamb [+see also:
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 by Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke (a feature debut).

Don't Tell Me the Boy Was Mad [+see also:
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 by French director Robert Guédiguian (read the article) is landing as a special screening, while a sizzling-hot midnight screening is in the pipeline with Love [+see also:
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 by the iconoclastic Argenitian filmmaker Gaspar Noé.

(Translated from French)

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