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1. Thérèse (2012)

110 min | Drama

49 Metascore

An unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche, Anaïs Demoustier, Catherine Arditi

Votes: 3,485

(Will serve as the festival's closing film)

Category: Competition

2. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 293,610 | Gross: $5.32M

The restored cut will premiere at Cannes, including 40 additional minutes of footage.

3. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out to find them.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

Votes: 304,223 | Gross: $45.51M

(Will serve as the festival's opening film)

Category: Competition

4. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 61,130 | Gross: $2.06M

Category: Competition

5. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 39,209

Category: Competition

6. Cosmopolis (2012)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

58 Metascore

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 43,099 | Gross: $0.74M

Category: Competition

7. The Paperboy (2012)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, Zac Efron

Votes: 34,804 | Gross: $0.69M

Category: Competition

8. Killing Them Softly (2012)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 127,798 | Gross: $15.03M

Category: Competition

9. Reality (II) (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia.

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Aniello Arena, Paola Minaccioni, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone

Votes: 4,816 | Gross: $0.06M

Category: Competition

10. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 88,747 | Gross: $6.74M

Category: Competition

11. Lawless (2012)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke

Votes: 220,735 | Gross: $37.40M

Category: Competition

12. In Another Country (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Joon-Sang Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Yuh-Jung Youn

Votes: 2,866 | Gross: $0.02M

Category: Competition

13. The Taste of Money (2012)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

54 Metascore

Newly-hired gofer Young-Jak Joo becomes a key pawn in a powerful South Korean corporate-crime family obsessed with sex, money, and intrigue. The family bribes a government official to take ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Im | Stars: Kang-woo Kim, Yun-shik Baek, Yuh-Jung Youn, Hyo-jin Kim

Votes: 1,223

Category: Competition

14. Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

76 Metascore

In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Shay Modaressi | Stars: Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryô Kase, Denden

Votes: 9,581 | Gross: $0.22M

Category: Competition

15. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 22,563 | Gross: $0.30M

Category: Competition

16. In the Fog (2012)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, History, War

78 Metascore

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice.

Director: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Vladimir Svirskiy, Vladislav Abashin, Sergey Kolesov, Nikita Peremotov

Votes: 2,799 | Gross: $0.01M

Category: Competition

17. Beyond the Hills (2012)

Not Rated | 152 min | Drama

79 Metascore

The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur, Valeriu Andriuta, Dana Tapalaga

Votes: 11,062 | Gross: $0.11M

Category: Competition

18. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

Votes: 161,432 | Gross: $21.59M

Category: Competition

19. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Noël Brouté

Votes: 1,357 | Gross: $0.02M

Category: Competition

20. Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Nathalia Acevedo, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Rut Reygadas, Eleazar Reygadas

Votes: 4,834 | Gross: $0.04M

Category: Competition

21. On the Road (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

Votes: 38,791 | Gross: $0.72M

Category: Competition

22. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 8,112 | Gross: $0.02M

Category: Competition

23. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 259,604 | Gross: $0.69M

Category: Competition

24. Miss Lovely (2012)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A Hindi feature film set in the lower depths of Bombay's "C" grade film industry. Miss Lovely follows the devastating story of two brothers who produce sleazy horror films in the mid-1980s.

Director: Ashim Ahluwalia | Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil George, Zeena Bhatia

Votes: 2,712

Category: Un Certain Regard

25. Antiviral (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

55 Metascore

In a blackly satirical near future, a thriving industry sells celebrity illnesses to their obsessed fans. Employee Syd March's attempts to exploit the system backfire when they involve him in a potentially deadly mystery.

Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Lisa Berry, Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell

Votes: 11,436

Category: Un Certain Regard

26. 7 Days in Havana (2012)

129 min | Drama

A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba.

Directors: Laurent Cantet, Benicio Del Toro, Julio Medem, Gaspar Noé, Elia Suleiman, Juan Carlos Tabío, Pablo Trapero | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Vladimir Cruz, Magali Wilson, Daisy Granados

Votes: 3,663

Category: Un Certain Regard

27. Le grand soir (2012)

92 min | Comedy

The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother.

Directors: Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern | Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Albert Dupontel, Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem

Votes: 1,793

Category: Un Certain Regard

28. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 16,599

Category: Un Certain Regard

29. Our Children (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Claire Bodson, Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 2,595

Category: Un Certain Regard

30. White Elephant (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $0.01M

Category: Un Certain Regard

31. Confession of a Child of the Century (2012)

TV-MA | 120 min | Drama

Paris, 1830: Octave, betrayed by his mistress, sinks into despair and debauchery. His father's death leads him to the country where he meets Brigitte, a widow who is ten years his elder. ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvie Verheyde | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Pete Doherty, August Diehl, Lily Cole

Votes: 520

Category: Un Certain Regard

33. Me and You (2012)

103 min | Drama

57 Metascore

An introverted teenager tells his parents he is going on a ski trip, but instead spends his time alone in a basement.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Tea Falco, Sonia Bergamasco, Veronica Lazar

Votes: 5,198

Category: Out of Competition

34. Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

The Madagascar animals join a struggling European circus to get back to New York, but find themselves being pursued by a psychotic animal control officer.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer

Votes: 155,007 | Gross: $216.39M

Category: Out of Competition

35. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 8,517

Category: Out of Competition

36. Dracula 3D (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Horror, Romance, Thriller

25 Metascore

Asia Argento stars in horror legend Dario Argento's sexy spin on the classic tale about the sharp-toothed count who craves human blood.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Unax Ugalde

Votes: 3,873 | Gross: $0.01M

Category: Out of Competition - Midnight Screenings

37. For Love's Sake (2012)

133 min | Musical, Romance

Troubled high school student Makoto arrives in Tokyo to exact revenge from a past incident. He then falls in love at first sight with Ai, a daughter raised in a wholesome family. Around ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Emi Takei, Takumi Saitoh, Ito Ono

Votes: 662

Category: Out of Competition - Midnight Screenings

38. Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012)

85 min | Documentary

Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Mayor Hüseyin Alioglu, Bünyamin Seyrekbasan, Nezihan Haslaman, Sabahat Haslaman

Votes: 334

Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings

39. Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary about Roman Polanski, the man and filmmaker. Roman Polanski speaks about his eventful life story and career in conversation with Andrew Braunsberg, his former business partner, producer, and friend of many years.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Roman Polanski, Andrew Braunsberg, Catherine Deneuve, Pawel Edelman

Votes: 1,051

Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings

40. Villegas (2012)

99 min | Drama

After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father's funeral in Villegas, small inland town where they grew up together... See full summary »

Director: Gonzalo Tobal | Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Esteban Bigliardi, Mauricio Minetti, Paula Carruega

Votes: 124

Category: Out of Competition - Special Screenings

42. Mi santa mirada (2012)

15 min | Short, Drama

Samy is a quiet and solitary man who lives from the drug business. The most important things in his life are his younger brother, who he is responsible for, and his horse. Tired of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Aponte Centeno | Stars: Eddie Díaz, Rafael Mercado, Felix Baez, Nelson Arce

Votes: 25

Category: Short Film Competition

43. The Chair (I) (2012)

TV-PG | 10 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

THE CHAIR is the story of one boy's reaction to a mysterious outbreak of poisonous mold in his small, rural town.

Director: Grainger David | Stars: King Hoey, Khari Lucas

Votes: 56

Category: Short Film Competition

44. Yardbird (2012)

13 min | Short

A young girl who lives in a remote wrecking yard takes on the local bullies when they travel out to torment her father.

Director: Michael Spiccia | Stars: Mitzi Ruhlmann, Wade Briggs, Luke Elliot, James Malcher

Votes: 342

Category: Short Film Competition

45. Cockaigne (2011)

13 min | Short, Drama

A Ukrainian father, Danilo, and his two sons, Olek and Andriy, travel from Kiev to Brussels in the hope to find better life conditions. They become victims of exploitation and humiliation.

Director: Emilie Verhamme | Stars: Oleg Danilov, Beterbek Sedoj, Farch Stasteyn

Votes: 14

Category: Short Film Competition

46. Riyoushi (2012)

38 min | Short, Drama, Family