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The 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival was held from May 14 to May 25, 2008. In addition to films selected for competition this year, major Hollywood productions such as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Kung Fu Panda had their world premieres at the festival.

The British press reported the list of films in competition this year was notable for its absence of British films for the second successive year.[1][2]


Feature film competition

Festival line-up

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Opener Blindness Fernando Meirelles  Brazil
Closer What Just Happened Barry Levinson  United States

Films in competition[3]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
24 City 二十四城记/二十四城記
Er shi si cheng ji
Jia Zhangke  China
Adoration Atom Egoyan  Canada
Blindness Fernando Meirelles  Brazil
Changeling Clint Eastwood  United States
Che (Part I: The Argentine and Part II: Guerilla) Steven Soderbergh  United States
A Christmas Tale Un conte de Noël Arnaud Desplechin  France
The Class Entre les murs Laurent Cantet  France
Delta Kornél Mundruczó  Hungary
Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino  Italy
Frontier of Dawn La frontière de l'aube Philippe Garrel  France
Gomorrah Gomorra Matteo Garrone  Italy
The Headless Woman La mujer sin cabeza Lucrecia Martel  Argentina
Leonera Pablo Trapero  Argentina
Linha de Passe Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas  Brazil
My Magic Eric Khoo  Singapore
Palermo Shooting Wim Wenders  Germany
Service Serbis Brillante Mendoza  Philippines
The Silence of Lorna Le silence de Lorna Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne  Belgium
Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman  United States
Three Monkeys Üç Maymun Nuri Bilge Ceylan  Turkey
Two Lovers James Gray  United States
Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר
Vals Im Bashir
Ari Folman  Israel

Films out of competition

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Good, the Bad, the Weird 좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈
Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
Kim Ji-woon  South Korea
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Steven Spielberg  United States
Kung Fu Panda John Stevenson and Mark Osborne  United States
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen  United States

Midnight screening

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Chaser Chugyeogja Na Hong-jin  South Korea
Maradona Emir Kusturica  Serbia
Surveillance Jennifer Chambers Lynch  United States

Special screening

Un certain regard

Competition shorts

  • 411-Z, by Daniel Erdélyi
  • Buen Viaje, by Javier Palleiro
  • De moins en moins, by Mélanie Laurent (France)
  • El Deseo (film), by Marie Benito
  • Jerrycan, by Julius Avery
  • Love You More, by Sam Taylor-Wood
  • Megatron, by Marian Crişan
  • My Rabbit Hoppy, by Anthony Lucas
  • Smafuglar, by Rúnar Rúnarsson

TRe-che short fest '09 Internacional.


International competition

Un certain regard

Camera d'or

Cinefoundation and short films



External links

TRe-ChE shOrt FeSt '09 Internacional link

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