The big cheeses at Cannes just revealed the competition slate for this year's festival, and it turns out that most of the rumors were true. Among the high-profile films competing for top honors will be Pedro Almodovar's Volver, Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation, Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette, Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, Richard Kelly's Southland Tales, and Nanni Moretti The Caiman.

Screening out of competition (in addition to the previously-announced titles) will be Johnnie To's Election 2, which just had its premiere at the Hong Kong International Festival and was very well received.

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Opening film
The Da Vinci Code (Ron Howard)

Closing film
Transylvania (Tony Gatlif)

In competition
Flandres (Bruno Dumont)
Selon Charlie (Nicole Garcia)
Quand j’etais Chaunteur (When I was a Singer) (Xavier Giannoli)
Volver (Pedro Almodovar)
Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
La Raison Du Plus Faible (The Weakest Is Always Right) (Lucas Belvaux)
Indegenes (Days Of Glory) (Rachid Bouchareb)
Iklimer (Climates) (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
Juventude em Marcha (Pedro Costa)
Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
Lights In The Dusk (Aki Kaurismaki)
Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)
Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (Ken Loach)
Summer Palace (Lou Ye)
The Caiman (Nanni Moretti)
L’Amico del Famiglia (Friend Of The Family) (Paolo Sorrentino)

Official selection - Out Of Competition special screenings
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
X-Men 3: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner)
Over The Hedge (Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick)

Official selection: Midnight screenings
Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)
Election 2 (Johnnie To)
Guisi (Silk) (Su Chao-pin)

[list from Screen Daily]
categories Movies, Cinematical