Here are the 20 films competing in the 58th Cannes Film Festival, starting May 11. Films are shown according to country and in alphabetical order:
- David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence"
- Atom Egoyan, "Where the Truth Lies"
- Johnny To, "Election"
- Xiaoshuai Wang, "Shanghai Dreams"
- Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenner, "L'Enfant" (The Child)
- Lars Von Trier, "Manderlay"
- Dominik Moll, "Lemming" (festival opener)
- Michael Haneke, Austrian, "Cache" (Hidden)
- Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu, "Peindre ou Faire l'Amour" (Paint Or Make Love)
- Wim Wenders, "Don't Come Knockin"
- Amos Gitai, "Free Zone"
- Hiner Saleem, "Kilometer Zero"
- Marco Tullio Giordana, "Quando Sei Nato Non Puoi Piu Nasconderti" (Once You Are Born)
- Masahiro Kobayashi, "Bashing"
- Carlos Reygadas, "Batalla en el Cielo" (Battle in Heaven)
- Hsiao-Hsien Hou, "The Best of our Times"
- Jim Jarmusch, "Broken Flowers"
- Tommy Lee Jones, "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
- Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, "Sin City"
- Gus Van Sant, "Last Days"
Out of Competition
- Martha Fiennes, "Chromophobia" (festival closer)
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