This Year’s Cannes Festival Mixes Big-Name Directors With Lesser Known In Competition

The 62nd edition of the Cannes film festival this year brings works by Pedro Almodovar, Jane Campion and Ang Lee to compete with films by lesser-known directors for the top award, the Palme d'Or.

Indie films, including one filmed clandestinely, are among the 20 named Thursday to compete in the May 13-24 event on the French Riviera.

Among the films announced for competition are Almodovar's "Broken Embraces" and Campion's period piece "Bright Star," about poet John Keats, as well as Taiwan-born Ang Lee's film "Taking Woodstock," about the man who lent out his field for the now-historic song fest 40 years ago.

Chinese filmmaker Ye Lou is competing with the secretly filmed "Spring Fever."

List Of 20 Films In Competition At Cannes For Top Award, Palme D'Or, Golden Palm:

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— "Los abrazos rotos" ("Broken Embraces") by Spain's Pedro Almodovar

— "Fish Tank" by Andrea Arnold, Britain

— "Un prophete" by Jacques Audiard, France

— "Vincere" by Marco Bellocchio, Italy

— "Bright Star" by Jane Campion, New Zealand

— "Map of the Sounds of Tokyo" by Isabel Coixet, Spain

— "A l'origine" ("In the Beginning") by Xavier Giannoli, France

— "Das weisse band" by Michael Haneke, Germany

— "Taking Woodstock" by Ang Lee, Taiwan-born

— "Looking for Eric" by Ken Loach, Britain

— "Chun Feng Chen Zui De Ye Wan" (Spring Fever) by Lou Ye, China

— "Kinatay" by Brillante Mendoza, Philippines

— "Enter the Void" by Gaspar Noe, Argentina

— "Bak-Jwi" ("Thirst") by Park Chan-wook, South Korea

— "Les herbes folles" by Alain Resnais, France

— "The Time That Remains" by Elia Suleiman, Israel

— "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino, U.S.

— "Vengeance" by Johnnie To, China

— "Visage" ("Face") by Tsai Ming-liang, Malaysia

— "Antichrist" by Lars von Trier, Denmark

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