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The 61st Annual Cannes Film Festivalmarker was held May 14 through 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.

Feature film competition

Festival line-up

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

Films in competition

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
Adoration Atom Egoyan
Blindness Fernando Meirelles
Changeling Clint Eastwood
Che (Part I: The Argentine and Part II: Guerilla) Steven Soderbergh
A Christmas Tale Un conte de Noël Arnaud Desplechin
The Class Entre les murs Laurent Cantet
Delta Kornél Mundruczó
Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino
Frontier of Dawn La frontière de l'aube Philippe Garrel
Gomorrah Gomorra Matteo Garrone
The Headless Woman La mujer sin cabeza Lucrecia Martel
Leonera Pablo Trapero
Linha de Passe Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas
My Magic Eric Khoo
Palermo Shooting Wim Wenders
Service Serbis Brillante Mendoza
The Silence of Lorna Le silence de Lorna Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Synecdoche, New York Charlie Kaufman
Three Monkeys Üç Maymun Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Two Lovers James Gray
Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר
Vals Im Bashir
Ari Folman

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
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Steven Spielberg
Kung Fu Panda John Stevenson and Mark Osborne
Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen

Midnight screening

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

Special screening

Un certain regard

Competition shorts

TRe-che short fest '09 Internacional.


International competition

Un certain regard

Camera d'or

Cinefoundation and short films



  1. Cannes Film Festival snubs British movies for the second year running. The Independent. April 23, 2008
  2. Indiana Jones steals the show as Cannes ignores British films. Times Online. April 24, 2008
  3. Festival de Cannes : Official Selection 2008
  4. Festival de Cannes : Film details 2008

External links

TRe-ChE shOrt FeSt '09 Internacional link

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