Cannes Film Festival Schedule released
65th Cannes Film Festival, 16th-27th May
Cannes Film Festival Schedule released
Published Thursday May 10th 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 
Jury Photocall
Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Alexander Payne, Emmanuelle Devos and Raoul Peck pose for photos on first day of annual film festival.
 
Rise of the Guardians - Footage Screening
8:30-10:30 AM CET
Espace Miramar, Angle Croisette et Rue Pasteur, Cannes, France
Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Peter Ramsey
Voice talent and director attend invitation only screening of footage from new animation which sees Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman team up to battle against an evil spirit called Pitch. Voice cast also includes Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fisher.
 
Variety Live
May 16 - 27
Variety Live Studio, 4 Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes, 06400, France
Jane Witherspoon, Jason Solomons
Co-host daily news broadcast from the Croisette for the industry bible. Each episode includes interviews with festival talent and other film business notables - some slots are still available. Broadcast to 106 million viewers in over 150 countries.
 
DDA Cocktail Party
6 PM CET
Venue Embargoed, Cannes, France
Transatlantic film PR company hosts strictly invitation only bash to welcome press to the festival.
 
Opening Ceremony
7:15 PM CET
Palais des Festivals
Berenice Bejo, Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Alexander Payne, Raoul Peck, Andrea Arnold OBE, Hiam Abbass, Emmanuelle Devos
Oscar-nominated actress acts as Mistress of Ceremonies at the opening of the annual film festival. Moretti and the rest of the jury (names tba) attend. Followed by this year's opening film, Moonrise Kingdom.
Moonrise Kingdom - Opening Film Premiere
6:50 PM CET
Palais des Festivals
Wes Anderson directs tale of two 12-year-olds who run away on an adventure. Stars Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward. Also features Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray.
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
 
Woody Allen: A Documentary - Official Screening
2:30 PM CET
Salle due Soixantieme
Robert B Weide
Director attends Cannes Classics screening of his documentary about the iconic director from standup comedian to award-winning writer director. Features interviews with Penelope Cruz, Diane Keaton, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Penn and Martin Scorsese.
 
Mystery - Official Screening
7:45 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Lou Ye, Hao Lei, Qin Hao, Qi Xi
Director (Ye) and talent attend Un Certain regard opening night screening of their murder mystery.
 
Broken - Official Screening
8:15 PM CET
Espace Miramar, Angle Croisette et Rue Pasteur, Cannes, France
Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Eloise Laurence, Rufus Norris
Cast (Roth to Laurence) and Norris attend the world premiere of their drama about a young girl whose life changes as she sees a violent attack. Screens as the opening night film of the festival's Critics' Week strand.
 
The Chopard Trophy Award Presentation
Venue to be announced, Cannes, France
In collaboration with Variety. Hosted by Sean Penn.
The Trophee Award honours the up-and-coming generation of the international movie world, specifically one young actress and one young actor.  Winners of the award (now in its 11th year) include:  Marion Cotillard, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Diane Kruger and Gael Garcia-Bernal.
Chopard also redesigned the Palme d'Or (top award at Cannes Film Festival) in 1998.
Almost any and every A-List Star has attended this event.
The Chopard Trophee Presentation and the After Party venue are typically the Hotel Martinez, with the Chopard Lounge occupying the top floor.
 
Friday, May 18, 2012
 
Corsan World Sales - cocktail reception
6-9 PM CET
Venue Embargoed, Cannes, France
Belgian-US production and sales company hosts reception for industry and invited press to announce plans for their new films.
 
Howard Cantour.com - official screening
Venue to be announced, Cannes, France
Shia LaBeouf
Transformers star attends screening of the short film he's directed about film critics.
 
No - Official Screening
6 PM CET
Theatre Croisette, Hotel Marriott, 50 La Croisette, Cannes, France
Gael Garcia Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Pablo Larrain
Cast and director (Larrain) attend Directors' Fortnight screening of their drama about General Pinochet's 1988 referendum on the future of his presidency of Chile.
 
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted - Official Screening
7:30 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Animated comedy following the New York zoo animals as they attempt to return home. Stars Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith. Written by Noah Baumbach. Directed by Tom McGrath and Conrad Vernon.
 
Eva Longoria and Denise Rich – Charity Cocktail Evening
8-11 pm (CET)
The Lady Joy, Super Yacht – Old Port
Eva Longoria, Denise Rich, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hardy, Mike Epps, Michelle Rodriguez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Goga Ashkenazi, Roberto Cavalli, Fawaz Gruosi
Strictly invitation only. 120 guests.
 
Laurence Anyways - official screening
10 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Xavier Dolan, Melvil Poupaud, Nathalie Baye, Suzanne Clement
Director Dolan joins his cast at official screening of drama about a couple whose lives are changed when the man decides to have a sex change. Screens as part of Un Certain Regard.
 
Haiti Carnival In Cannes
Festival Agora, Cannes, France
Sean Penn, Petra Nemcova, Paul Haggis
Are expected to attend party in aid of Penn's J/P HRO charity, Haggis' Artists For Peace and Nemcova's Happy Heart's Fund. Event is presented by Giorgio Armani.
Belvedere Party
Drinks brand hosts its annual Cannes event. All further details TBA.
 
International Film Finance Forum
Hotel Majestic Barrière
Danny Glover speaks. In collaboration with Variety.
 
Once Upon A Time In America - Official Screening
Palais des Festivals
Robert De Niro, Elizabeth McGovern, Jennifer Connelly expected.  Sergio Leone’s gangland epic digitally restored.  Screening in collaboration with Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation and Gucci.
 
Saturday, May 19, 2012
 
Beyond The Hills - Official Screening
3:30 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Cristian Mungiu, Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta
Director (Mungui) and talent walk the red carpet for the In Competition screening of their drama about two young women who grow up in the same orphanage.
 
Orange Fever The Movie - Party
7:00PM (CET)
Party to launch forthcoming British film about two lads on a mission to get laid. The event also celebrates the completion of Le Tour De Tan, a bike ride by the film's producer Dominic Stables from Brighouse in Yorkshire to Cannes in order to raise money for the production.
 
Lawless - Official Screening
7 PM CET
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 6403, France
Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, John Hillcoat
Stars walk the famous Palais steps for the In Competition screening of drama about a family of Depression-era bootleggers in the American south. Directed by Hillcoat.
 
Gucci Gala
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Boulevard JF Kennedy, Cap d'Antibes, France
Frida Giannini, Graydon Carter, Francois-Henri Pinault
Co-host exclusive dinner and Party to celebrate last night's gala screening of a the restored print of Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In America.
 
Fashion Night Cannes
Interncontinental Hotel - Carlton
 
Cannes Goes Space 2012 with Virgin Galactic.
9 pm (CET)
Villa Oxygene
Invite-Only.  At Villa Oxygene in Super Cannes (10 Minute Drive from The Croisette). 
Sexy Fashion Show, Electric Laser Show, Dress Code: Space.
 
Antiviral - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Brandon Cronenberg, Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon
Director (Cronenberg) and stars attend official premiere of their thriller about a man who becomes infected with the same disease that killed a global superstar. Cronenberg's father David is in town next Friday for the premiere of his film, Cosmopolis.
 
Sunday, May 20, 2012
 
EU MEDIA Prize
Asghar Farhadi
Iranian director is presented with the inaugural prize for the best project with box-office potential submitted by a screenwriter and a production company. He receives the prize from Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.
 
Confession Of A Child Of The Century - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Pete Doherty, Sylvie Verheyde
Singer-turned-actor Doherty attends premiere of new drama about controversial 19th century poet Alfred de Musset. Cast also includes Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lily Cole; directed by Verheyde. Screens as part of Un Certain Regard.
 
Jagten (The Hunt) - Official Screening
10:30 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Susse Wold, Alexandra Rapaport, Thomas Vinterberg
Cast (Mikkelsen to Rapaport) and director walk the red carpet for premiere of their Danish drama about a lie that gets out of hand. Screens In Competition.
 
Monday, May 21, 2012
 
Peddlers - Official Screening
5 PM CET
Espace Miramar, Angle Croisette et Rue Pasteur, Cannes, France
Vasan Bala, Gulshan Devaiah, Siddarth Mennon
Director (Bala) and stars attend world premiere of their drama about three social outcasts living in Mumbai. Screens as part of Critics' Week.
 
Despues De Lucia (After Lucia) - Official Screening
5 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Michael Franco, Tessa Ia, Hernan Mendoza
Director (Franco) and stars attend premiere of Mexican drama about a father and daughter who move to Mexico City following the death of their wife/mother.
 
Runaway Train - Official Screening
5 PM CET
Salle due Soixantieme, Cannes, France
Andrei Konchalovsky
Director attends Cannes Classics screening of his 1986 Golden Globe winning film starring Jon Voight, Eric Roberts and Rebecca de Mornay.
 
Chopard Gala
Luxury jeweler hosts a “mystery evening” in partnership with Harvey Weinstein for its annual gala.  The location will be secret even to the guests until the day of the event.  The Chopard Gala usually also serves as a spectacular showcase of its most glamorous creations as stars. 
Luxury jewellery company hosts its annual Cannes party. CANNES 2011- Chopard turned out yet another star-studded crowd duirng its "Happy Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. The Hotel Martinez was transformed into a '50s style cabaret for the event -- with costumed leggy models in Chopard jewels modeling for a sit-down audience of A-list celebrities. As the night went on, legendary DJ Bob Dinclar was the DJ at the event's dance party - which saw a list of film notables and supermodels mingling. Stars attending include Sonam Kapoor, Chopard Co-President Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Bob Sinclar, Naomi Campbell, Jude Law, Bar Refaeli, Jane Fonda, Uma Thurman, Faye Dunaway
 
Me and Me Dad - Official Screening
8 PM CET
Salle Bunuel, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Katrine Boorman, John Boorman
Attend screening of documentary directed by Katrine following her father over a period of four years. He has directed the likes of Point Blank, Excalibur and Deliverance as well as trying to get involved in directing this film. Screens as part of the Cannes Classics strand.
 
Finch's Quarterly Review Filmmakers Dinner
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Boulevard JF Kennedy, Cap d'Antibes, France
Ewan McGregor, Eric Dane, Boris Becker, Bryan Ferry CBE, Adriana Lima, Aloe Blacc
Are expected at annual event held in association with Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen. Includes dinner and afterparty with performance by Blacc. Strictly, strictly invitation only.
 
Elefante Blanco (White Elephant) - official screening
10:15 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Jamie Trapero, Jeremie Renier, Martine Gusman
Director (Trapero) and cast attend official screening of Spanish language drama about two Catholic priests. Also stars Ricardo Darin.
 
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
 
Gangs Of Wasseypur - official screening
2:15 PM CET
Theatre Croisette, Hotel Marriott, 50 La Croisette, Cannes, France
Anuraj Kashyap, Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chaddha, Reema Sen
Talent attend Directors' Fortnight screening of their Indian drama following two families over 60 years. Screens in two parts. Kashyap directs.
 
de Grisogono - Photocall
3 PM CET
Hotel Martinez, La Croisette, Cannes, France
Models wearing de Grisogono products pose by the pool for special photo opp during the annual film festival. de Grisogono host their annual party tomorrow.
 
Le Grand Soir - Official Screening
5 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Gustave de Kervern, Benoit Delepine
Directors attend Un Certain Regard screening of their film about two brothers who are complete opposites of one another.
 
G-Star Raw - Fashion Show
7:30 PM CET
G-Star Store Cannes, 26 rue d'Antibes, Cannes, 6400, France
VIPs are expected at opening of the RAW Art Series, a collection of handcrafted denim art objects. Also includes a G-Star Pop-up fashion show.
 
Killing Them Softly - Official Screening
7:30 PM CET
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 6403, France
Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy and James Gandolfini star in thriller about a mob enforcer. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Screens In Competition.
 
The Angels' Share - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Ken Loach, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Siobhan Reilly, Charlie Maclean
Director Loach and his cast attend In Competition screening of their bittersweet comedy about a father who starts his own whisky distillery. Cast also includes John Henshaw and Roger Allam.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
 
On The Road - Official Screening
7:30 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Walter Salles, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge
Director (Salles) and stars walk the famous red carpet steps for the In Competition screening of their film based on Jack Kerouac's iconic book.
 
Kanye West Party
6:30 PM CET
 
Nights in Monaco Gala
7  PM CET
Hotel de Paris, Monaco
Benefitting William J. Clinton & Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundations
Theme/Motiff:  Golden Age of Hollywood
Notable Guests:  Prince Albert II of Monaco, members of the de Massy Family, celebrities, and global elite.
 
de Grisogono Gala
9 PM CET
Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Boulevard JF Kennedy, Cap d'Antibes, France
Annual event hosted by luxury jeweler. Past guests include: Goldie Hawn, Rob Lowe, Quincy Jones, Naomi Campbell, Ivana Trump, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Olivier Martinez, Quincy Jones, Janet Jackson, Petra Nemcova, Kevin Federline, Kerry Washington, James Blunt, Kid Rock, Rosario Dawson, Kimora Lee Simmons.
 
Sightseers - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Theatre Croisette, Hotel Marriott, 50 La Croisette, Cannes, France
Ben Wheatley, Alice Lowe, Steve Oram
Director (Wheatley) and stars promote new British comedy about a couple on their dream caravan holiday.
 
Holy Motors - Official Screening
10:30 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Kylie Minogue OBE, Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Leos Carax
Talent attend In Competition screening of drama following 24 hours in the life of a man travelling between different lives.
 
Thursday, May 24, 2012
 
The Suicide Shop 3D - Official Screening
2:30 PM CET
Salle due Soixantieme, Cannes, France
Patrice Leconte
Writer/director attends special screening of his animation about a shop where customers can buy everything they need to commit suicide.
 
Cinema Against AIDS 2012 (amfAR)
6:30 PM CET
Hotel Du Cap-Eden Roc, d'Antibes, France
Annual event in aid of amfAR (American Foundation for AIDS Research). Super A-List Attendance.  After Party: 11:30 pm
 
The Paperboy - official screening
7 PM CET
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 6403, France
Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, Lee Daniels
Stars join director Daniels at premiere of their drama about a reporter who investigates the case of a death row inmate. Screens In Competition.
 
Fogo - Official Screening
7:30 PM CET
Theatre Croisette, Hotel Marriott, 50 La Croisette, Cannes, France
Yulene Olaizola, Ruben Imaz
Director (Olaizola) and producer attend Directors' Fortnight screening of film about the deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island.
 
Friday, May 25, 2012
 
Amber Lounge Fashion Show and Party
7 PM CET
Amber Lounge, Sea Club, Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel,
22 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco, Monaco
Labrinth, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Bernie Ecclestone, Daniella Helayel, David Gandy, Heikki Kovalainen, Bruno Senna, Sebastien Grosjean
Labrinth performs and others attend annual fashion event raising money for the Special Olympics. Part of Monaco Grand Prix events. Includes catwalk show featuring Formula 1 drivers; headline designer Issa London.
 
Cosmopolis - Official Screening
7:30 PM CET
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 6403, France
David Cronenberg directs Robert Pattinson in drama about a multimillionaire who spends 24 hours in Manhattan. Cast also includes Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche and Samantha Morton. Screens In Competition.
 
Jackson Family Night & Soul of Motown
9 PM (CET)
Villa Oxygene
Invite-Only.  At Villa Oxygene in Super Cannes (10 Minute Drive from The Croisette). 
The Jackson Family Night will be full of live entertainment in the spirit of Michael Jackson and his musical family: 2-3 different artists and musicians will perform during the evening.   Jackson Family members will be in attendance, as well as other confirmed celebrities. Supported and Endorsed by the Jackson Family Foundation.
The event will also highlight launch the exclusive Giorgio G Cognac by Giorgio Gucci and Emperors Vodka.
 
Hemingway And Gellhorn - Official Screening
Salle Bunuel, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Out Of Competition screening of TV movie starring Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Robert Duvall, Parker Posey and Tony Shalhoub. Story focuses on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn. Directed by Philip Kaufman.
 
11/25 The Day Mashima Chose His Fate - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Salle Debussy, Cannes, France
Koji Wakamatsu, Arata Iura, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
Director (Wakatmatsu) and stars walk the red carpet at premiere of drama based on the true story of the suicide of Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima. Screens as part of Un Certain Regard.
 
Saturday, May 26, 2012 
 
Mud - Official Screening
7 PM CET
Palais des Festivals, Cannes, 6403, France
Jeff Nichols directs drama about two teenage boys who meet a fugitive hiding out on a Mississippi island. Stars Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson and Sam Shepard. Screens In Competition.
 
Maniac - Official Screening
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, Franck Khalfoun
Cast (Wood, Arnezeder) and director attend Midnight Screening of crime thriller about a serial killer.
 
Rich Bitch Jet Set DJ Party
9 PM (CET)
Villa Oxygene
 
The Taste Of Money - Official Screening
10 PM CET
Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
Sang-soo Im, Kang-woo Kim, Yoon-sik Baek, Yuh-jung Youn, Hyo-jin Kim
Director (Im) and stars attend Un Certain Regard screening of South Korean drama about power, lust and money.
 
Sunday, May 27, 2012
 
Therese D - Closing Film Premiere
Palais des Festivals
Audrey Tautou stars as an unhappily married woman struggling to break free of her boring life. Directed by Claude Miller who died in April.
 
Palme d'Or Award Presentation & Closing Ceremony
Palais des Festivals
Nanni Moretti, Ewan McGregor, Jean Paul Gaultier, Diane Kruger, Andrea Arnold OBE, Alexander Payne, Raoul Peck, Hiam Abbass, Emmanuelle Devos, Berenice Bejo
This year's head juror is among the guests as the most significant prize of the festival, the Palme d'Or or 'Golden Palm' is awarded for the best film. Bejo acts as Mistress of Ceremonies.

 

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