For the first time in Cinematical history we'll have two (count 'em TWO) writers on the ground at this year's Cannes Film Festival: James Rocchi and Kim Voynar. Rocchi's been covering Cannes for us for a few years, and this will be Kim's first time. (Shhh ... she's super nervous, but don't tell anyone.) Anyway, this year's Cannes lineup was just announced, and among the larger, more talked-about films we find Steven Soderbergh's two Che biopics, The Argentine and Guerilla, and Clint Eastwood's Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie (in a role that doesn't find her hanging out the side of a red sports car). According to Variety, the Soderbergh move seems to come last minute, as word had it he wasn't going to finish the films in time for the festival.

Also on the agenda are the premiere of the animated Kung Fu Panda, Woody Allen's new hot, threesome flick, Vicky Christina Barcelona and Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York. A few foreign titles making their way to Cannes include Jia Zhangke's 24 City (only Chinese film at the fest), Walter Salles' Linha de passe, Wim Wenders' The Palermo Shooting and Waltz with Bashir, an animated film about Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Of course, enjoying its world premiere on May 18 will be Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I don't think I have to tell you that a) I'm extremely jealous of James and Kim, and b) we'll be bringing all of this from France to your computer monitor in just a couple weeks. So keep it tuned in here, folks.

Full Cannes lineup after the jump.
categories Movies, Cinematical