5 Films We're Looking Forward To Seeing At Cannes

Leading the pack: Steve Carell's fake nose

Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, with the great and glamorous descending on France to attend lavish parties, be photographed in expensive clothes and perhaps see the odd movie or two.

The schedule is, as ever, full of fascinating new titles we can't wait to see.

Here's the five that have got us the most excited, with the trailers if possible. See you there.

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1 | Foxcatcher

Steve Carell has a go at ‘proper acting’ in this new film from Bennett Miller (Moneyball, Capote) – even donning a fake nose. He plays John DuPont, a real life oddball who shot his friend, an Olympic gold-winning wrestler (played by Mark Ruffalo). Vanessa Redgrave and Channing Tatumalso star.

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2 | Jimmy's Hall

Any new film by Ken Loach is worth getting excited about, particularly when he’s teamed back up with writer Paul Laverty (the pair produced Sweet Sixteen, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and Looking For Eric together). Jimmy’s Hall follows an Irish political activist in the 1930s who clashes with the police and church after opening a youth hall in a small town.


3 | Snow in Paradise

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Set in London, this crime thriller follows a petty thief who discovers Islam when grieving for his best friend. Funded by Kickstarter, it’s directed by Andrew Hulme, who has worked as an editor for Anton Corbijn (Control).


4 | Welcome to New York

The Dominique Strauss-Kahn's affair has been turned into a drama by Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) who co-wrote and directs the tale, staring Gerard Depardieu as the IMF boss. In bad taste? Possibly. A lot of fun? Probably.


5 | The Rover

Set ’10 years after society has collapsed’, this moody-looking drama from David Michod (Animal Kingdom) stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in a post-apocalyptic Australia. Big things are expected, and the trailer looks great.

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