Basterds Headlines Cannes
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2009 12:02 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Cannes Film Festival unveiled this year’s roster today, and it’s packed with regulars like Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, and Terry Gilliam, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Among the most buzzed-about selections is Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s violent World War II pic. Anticipation is also high for The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; Heath Ledger’s last film, directed by Gilliam, will screen out of competition.

Other films to watch for include:

  • Lee’s Taking Woodstock, which made the cut after a last-minute screening for Cannes honcho Thierry Fremaux.
  • Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces), a melodrama from Cannes regular Almodovar starring Penelope Cruz.
  • Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, a horror-drama starring Willem Dafoe.
  • Palestinian director Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains.