Marion Cotillard stars in Justin Kurzel's MACBETH

25 MEDIA-funded films at Cannes

The 68th Cannes Film Festival will be held from 13 to 24 May 2015 with a record number of 25 Creative Europe MEDIA-backed films screening in the selection.

The Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme is represented across the programme's different categories:

In Competition - films competing for Palme d'Or prize

  • Standing Tall (La tête haute) - a French production by Emmanuelle Bercot about an abandoned boy who is in trouble with the law
  • Deephan (Erran) - a French production by Jacques Audiard about a Tamil Tiger who flees Sri Lanka, only to find more conflict awaiting him in Paris
  • Marguerite et Julien - a French production by Valérie Donzelli, a contemporary fairytale about desire, passion, hope, love and death
  • Tale of Tales (Il Racconto dei Racconti) - UK/French/Italian co-production by Matteo Garrone based on the gothic novel of the same name
  • Carol - A British production by Todd Haynes, the story of two women who fall in love in 1950's New York
  • Macbeth - Justin Kurzel's British production of Shakespeare's Scottish masterpiece
  • The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthmos's co-production (Ireland/UK/France/Spain/Netherlands) is a love story set in a near future where singles are persecuted
  • Mon Roi - From director Maïwenn, a French production about a woman overcoming her turbulent past
  • Mia Madre - Nanni Morretti brings us the story of a director trying to balance shooting and family life in this French/Italian co-production
  • Youth (La Giovenezza) - By Paolo Sorrentino, this co-production (Italy/UK/Switzerland/France) tells the story of Mick and Fred, two old friends on holiday in the Alps
  • Louder Than Bombs - Joachim Trier's co-production (Norway/France/Denmark) is a hypnotic and exhilerating picture of a family brought together by death

Un Certain Regard - dedicated to daring and innovative productions

  • High Sun (Zvizdan) - This Croatian/Slovenian/Serbian production from Dalibor Matanic is a story about the dangers and strengths of foribben love in the Balkans
  • One FLoor Below (Un Etaj Mai Jos) - Radu Muntean's Romanian film is the tale of Patrascu, the sole unfortunate witness of a domestic quarrel that ends up in murder

Out of Competition - projected in the Théâtre Lumière but not competing

Special Screenings - special opportunities to view more personal works

  • Amnesia - This Franco-Swiss film by Barbet Schroeder looks at the experiences of Jo and Martha in the early days of Ibiza's techno revloution
  • Don't tell me the Boy was Mad (Une histoire de fou) - Robert Guédiguian's French production tells the story of a bomber reunited with his accidental victim

Midnight Screenings - late night viewings of special personal works

  • Amy - A British documentary by Asif Kapadia on the late soul singer, using previously unseen archive footage
  • Love - Gaspar Noé's British sexual melodrama about a boy, a girl and another girl

Cannes Classics

  • Orson Welles: Autopsie d'une légende - Elisabeth Kapnist's French documentary looks at some of the enigmas of Orson Welles' career
  • Ingrid Bergman In Her Own Words (Jag Är Ingrid) - This Swedish documentary by Stig Björkman is a personal portrait of the great actress Ingrid Bergman

La Semaine de la Critique - focusing on emerging talent

Directors' Fortnight - non-competitive section for emerging directors

  • A perfect day - Fernando Leon de Aranoa's Spanish film is the tale of Sophie, an aid worker struggling to save the water supply of an abandoned community
  • Arabian Nights (As mil e uma noites)  - Miguel Gomes' film (Germany/ Portugal/France/Switzerland) recasts the Arabian classic in present day Portugal in the midst of socio-economic crisis
  • In the Shadow of Women (L'ombre des femmes) - Philippe Garrel's French production tells the story of Pierre, a struggling documentary filmmaker caught between two women in a tangle of love and infidelity
  • The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) - A co-production from Belgium, France and Luxembourg, Jaco Van Dormael's film is a surreal comedy in which God is a real life character who lives in Brussels