Directors: Mike LEIGH, IÑÁRRITU, KIARSTOMI, TAVERNIER,
WEERASETHAKUL, BEAUVOIS, BOUCHAREB, LUCHETTI, MIKHALKOV MUNDRUCZO MUNDRUCZOKITANO, LEE, and WANG are all Cannes veterans.
- ANOTHER YEAR directed by Mike LEIGH
- BIUTIFUL directed by Alejandro GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU
- COPIE CONFORME (CERTIFIED COPY) directed by Abbas KIAROSTAMI
- DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX (OF GODS AND MEN) directed by Xavier BEAUVOIS
- FAIR GAME directed by Doug LIMAN
- HORS LA LOI (OUTSIDE OF THE LAW) directed by Rachid BOUCHAREB
- LA NOSTRA VITA (OUR LIFE) directed by Daniele LUCHETTI
- LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER (THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER) directed byBertrand TAVERNIER
- LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives)directed by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
- OUTRAGE directed by Takeshi KITANO
- POETRY directed by LEE Chang-dong
- RIZHAO CHONGQING (CHONGQING BLUES) directed by WANG Xiaoshuai
- ROUTE IRISH directed by Ken LOACH
- SCHASTYE MOE (MY JOY) directed by Sergei LOZNITSA
- SZELÍD TEREMTÉS - A FRANKENSTEIN TERV (TENDER SON - The Frankenstein Project) directed by Kornél MUNDRUCZÓ
- THE HOUSEMAID directed by IM Sangsoo
- TOURNÉE (ON TOUR) directed by Mathieu AMALRIC
- UN HOMME QUI CRIE (A screaming man) directed by Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN
- UTOMLYONNYE SOLNTSEM 2: PREDSTOYANIE (THE EXODUS - Burnt by the sun 2)directed by Nikita MIKHALKOV
Mathieu AMALRIC makes his directorial debut with Tournée but several times at Cannes as actor.
Only , Doug LIMAN , IM Sangsoo, Sergei LOZNITSA and Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN are newbies at this year's Cannes official competition. (Above: Sergei LOSNITSA)
Out of competition at Cannes - Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, nor does Michael Douglas who keeps on and on like a Duracell battery. Oliver Stone explained that although the film would not be released until September, he did not feel the need to chase the press in lieu of recent economic setbacks. The film was actually planned for 2006.
Doug LIMAN, on the other hand, is Cannes newbie and Hollywood veteran, director of "Bourne Identity" and "Mr and Mrs Smith", now thriller "Fair Game", in official selection. Starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn, based on "Plamegate", the CIA leak of uncover agent Valerie Plame after Joseph Wilson's OP-ED article in NY Times.