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Cannes 2009: Complete List of Competition Selections

OPENING
“Up,” U.S., Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

CLOSING
“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky,” France, Jan Kounen

IN COMPETITION
“Bright Star,” Australia-U.K.-France, Jane Campion

“Spring Fever,” China-France, Lou Ye

“Antichrist,” Denmark-Sweden-France-Italy, Lars von Trier

“Enter the Void,” France, Gaspar Noe

“Face,” France-Taiwan-Netherlands-Belgium, Tsai Ming-liang

“Les Herbes folles,” France-Italy, Alain Resnais

“In the Beginning,” France, Xavier Giannoli

“A Prophet,” France, Jacques Audiard

“The White Ribbon,” Germany-Austria-France, Michael Haneke

“Vengeance,” Hong Kong-France-U.S., Johnnie To

“The Time That Remains,” Israel-France-Belgium-Italy, Elia Suleiman

“Vincere,” Italy-France, Marco Bellocchio

“Kinatay,” Philippines, Brillante Mendoza

“Thirst,” South Korea-U.S., Park Chan-wook

“Broken Embraces,” Spain, Pedro Almodovar

“Map of the Sounds of Tokyo,” Spain, Isabel Coixet

“Fish Tank,” U.K.-Netherlands, Andrea Arnold

“Looking for Eric,” U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy, Ken Loach

“Inglourious Basterds,” U.S., Quentin Tarantino

“Taking Woodstock,” U.S., Ang Lee

OUT OF COMPETITION
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,” Canada-France, Terry Gilliam

“The Army of Crime,” France, Robert Guediguian

“Agora,” Spain, Alejandro Amenabar

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
“A Town Called Panic,” Belgium, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar

“Ne te retourne pas,” France-Belgium-Luxembourg-Italy, Marina de Van

“Drag Me to Hell,” U.S., Sam Raimi

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
“Petition,” China, Zhao Liang
“L’epine dans le coeur,” France, Michel Gondry
“Min ye,” France-Mali, Souleyumane Cisse
“Jaffa,” Israel-France-Germany, Keren Yedaya
“Manila,” Philippines, Adolfo Alix Jr., Raya Martin
“My Neighbor, My Killer,” U.S., Anne Aghion

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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