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Cannes Film Festival to Honor Jerry Lewis; Full List of Cannes Films

Zulu: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whitaker
Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker in Zulu, Canne’s Closing Night Film

Incroyable! The French are honoring Jerry Lewis with a tribute at the Cannes Film Festival. We Americans have never understood their fixation on the comic. But the truth is comic actors like Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey and Eddie Murphy have been inspired by Lewis’s slapstick moves.

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis also seems to be having his moment. The Tribeca Film Festival has chosen Martin Scorsese’s, “The King Of Comedy,” starring Jerry Lewis and Robert De Niro as their closing night movie.

The selection of films to be screened at Cannes include a good number of films by American directors, including the Coen Brothers, James Gray, Alexander Payne, Steven Soderbergh, James Franco and Sofia Coppola.

Also very promising is a movie by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi entitled “Le Passe.” His last film, “A Separation,” received the Oscar for best foreign film in 2011. And Roman Polanski, who is adored by the French, has a new movie that will also screen at Canes entitled, “La Venus a la Fourrure” (aka “Venus in Fur”).

As usual for Cannes, there are very few movies by women directors, which is always disappointing.

There will be a gala screening tribute to India.

Here are the films screening at Cannes in competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight Screenings and out of competition:

Only God Forgives – dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
Borgman – dir. Alex Van Warmerdam
La Grande Bellezza – dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Behind the Candelabra – dir. Steven Soderbergh
Venus in Fur – dir. Roman Polanski
Nebraska – dir. Alexander Payne
Jeune et Jolie – dir. Francois Ozon
Wara No Tate (Straw Shield) – dir. Takashi Miike
La Vie D’adele – dir. Abdellatif Kechiche
Soshite Chichi Ni Naru – dir. Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Tian Zhu Ding – dir. Jia Zhangke
Grisgris – dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Immigrant – dir. James Gray
The Past – dir. Asghar Farhadi
Heli – dir. Amat Escalante
Jimmy P. – dir. Arnaud Desplechin
Michael Kohlhaas – dir. Arnaud Despalieres
Inside Llewyn Davis – dirs. Joel and Ethan Coen
Un Chateau en Italie – dir. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

The Great Gatsby – dir. Baz Luhrmann

Zulu – dir. Jérôme Salle

The Bling Ring – dir. Sofia Coppola
Grand Central – dir. Rebecca Zlotowski
Sarah Would Rather Run – dir. Chloe Robichaud
Anonymous – dir. Mohammad Rasoulof
La Jaula de Oro – dir. Diego Quemada-Diez
L’Image Manquante – dir. Rithy Panh
Bends – dir. Flora Lau
L’inconnu De Lac – dir. Alain Guiraudie
As I Lay Dying – dir. James Franco
Norte, The End of History – dir. Lav Diaz
Les Salauds (The Bastard) – dir. Claire Denis
Fruitvale Station – dir. Ryan Coogler
Death March – dir. Adolfo Alix Jr.
Omar – dir. Hany Abu-Assad
Miele – dir. Valeria Golino

All Is Lost – dir. J.C. Chandor
Blood Ties – dir. Guillaume Canet

Otdat Konci (Bite the Dust) – dir. Taisia Igumentseva
Seduced and Abandoned – dir. James Toback
Week End of a Champion – dir. Roman Polanski
Stop The Pounding Heart – dir. Roberto Minervini
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – dir. Stephen Frears

Blind Detective – dir. Johnnie To
Monsoon Shootout – dir. Amit Kumar


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