Reygadas and Salles Headed to Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival announced this morning the lineup for the official competition in its 65th edition which includes two Latin American films: Post Tenebras Lux by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas and On the Road by Brazilian director Walter Salles. Both films had been repeatedly mentioned as possible contenders for this year's Palme d'or.

The Festival also announced the lineup for its A Certain Regard section which in an odd coincidence includes two productions by Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero: El elefante blanco / The White Elephant and the omnibus film 7 días en La Habana / 7 Days in Havana in which he shares directing credits with Benicio del Toro, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabío, Gaspar Noé, and Laurent Cantet. Other Latin American films selected for A Certain Regard are the Colombian film La playa by first time director Juan Andrés Arango and the Mexican film Después de Lucía by Michel Franco.

Additionally, the festival also announced special screenings of the Latin American films A musica segundo Tom Jobim / The Music According to Tom Jobim by Brazilian veteran director Nelson Pereira dos Santos and Villegas, the debut feature film by Gonzalo Tobal.

The Cannes Film Festival runs Mary 16-27, click here for the complete lineup.