Earlier this morning the Cannes Film Festival announced their line up for 2015

With the Cannes Film Festival just weeks away, festival director Thierry Frémaux took to the stage this morning to announce the line up at the festival, saying the selection this year, out of 1.854 films submitted, is ‘beautiful and takes risks’.

Ireland gets a look in with Michael Fassbender starring in Justin Kurzel’s MACBETH and the Irish-produced THE LOBSTER both screening in competition, and the festival will be homes to the world premieres of Pixar’s INSIDE OUT, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS, and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. The Opening Film, announced to be Out of Competition, is to be Emmanuelle Bercot’s STANDING TALL. Keep reading for the fill line up.

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
O PISEU (OFFICE) by Hong Won-Chan
AMY by Asif Kapadia

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
OKA by Souleymane Cisse
HAYORED LEMA’ALA by Elad KEIDAN
SIPUR AL AHAVA VE CHOSHECH (A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS) by Natalie Portman
AMNESIA by Barbet Schroeder
PANAMA by Pavle Vuckovic
ASPHALTE by Samuel Benchetrit

OUT OF COMPETITION
MAD MAX : FURY ROAD by George Miller
IRRATIONAL MAN by Woody Allen
INSIDE OUT by Pete Docter & Ronaldo DEL CARMEN
THE LITTLE PRINCE by Mark Osborne
UN CERTAIN REGARD
FLY AWAY SOLO by Neeraj Ghaywan
RAMS by Grímur Hákonarson
JOURNEY TO THE SHORE by Kurosawa Kiyoshi
I AM A SOLDIER by Laurent Lariviére
THE HIGH SUN by Dalibor Matanic
THE OTHER SIDE by Roberto Minervini
ONE FLOOR BELOW by Radu Muntean
THE SHAMELESS by Oh Seung-Uk
THE CHOSEN ONES by David Pablos
NAHRID by Ida Panahandeh
THE TREAUSRE by Corneliu Porumboip
THE FOURTH DIRECTION by Gurvinder Singh
MADONNA by Shin Suwon
MARYLAND by Alice Winocour

IN COMPETITION
DHEEPAN by Jacques Audiard
A SIMPLE MAN by Stéphane Brizé
MARGUERITE & JULIEN by Valérie Donzelli
CAROL by Todd Haynes
THE ASSASSIN by Hou Hsiao Hsien
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART by Jia Zhang-Ke
OUR LITTLE SISTER by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
MACBETH by Justin KUrzel
THE LOBSTER by Yorgos Lanthimos
MY KING by Maiwenn
MY MOTHER by Nani Moretti
YOUTH by Paolo Sorrentino
LOUDER THAN BOMBS by Joachim Tirer
SEA OF TREES by Gus Van Sant
SICARO by Denis Villenueve

There are some more films to be announced in the coming weeks, to fill out the sections of the festival.

The Cannes Film Festival 2015 runs from May 13-24th, and Movies.ie will be on hand in the South of France to bring you all the news as it happens.

Words: Brogen Hayes