Cannes Film Festival 2013 DATES, LIST: 'Great Gatsby,' Liberace Biopic, 'Bling Ring' & More (VIDEO)

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The head of the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival announced the list of films that will compete during the high profile competition from Paris, France on Thursday.

Several highly anticipated as-yet-released flicks will screen at the world's most luxurious film fest. Leonardo DiCaprio's The Great Gatsby, will open on May 15. French actress Audrey Tatou will serve as mistress of the opening and closing ceremonies. Zulu, which is starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, will close this year's festival.

Several of Cannes' Film Festival regulars have been included in the competition inlcuding Steven Soderbergh, Coen Brothers and Roman Polanski.

Soderberg's Liberace biopic, Behind The Candelabra, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon is going head-to-head against Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis starring Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. Also included in the competition: The Immigrant starring Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard, Polanski's Venus In Fur and Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian) with BenecioDel Toro.

Other films scheduled to be screened but are not in the competition are Robert Redford's All Is Lost, Ryan Gosling's Only God Forgives, James Franco's As I Lay Dying and Mohammed Ali's Greatest Fight by Stephen Frears. Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring will open the Un Certain Regard portion of the film festival.

This year's 66th Cannes festival will run May 15-May 26. Visit Cannes Film Festval's official website for more information.

Here is the complete lineup of the 19 films in the competition and additional film screenings and honors in the list below.

CANNES COMPETITION LINEUP

Nicolas Winding Refn Only God Forgives

Alexander Payne Nebraska

Steven Soderbergh Beyond the Candelabra

Asghar Farhadi The Past

Francois Ozon Jeune et Jolie

James Gray The Immigrant

Roman Polanski Venus in Fur  

Arnaud Desplechin Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian)

Joel and Ethan Coen Inside Llewyn Davis

Arnaud Despallieres Michael Kohlhaas

Amat Escalante Heli

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Grisgris

Jia Zhangke A Touch of Sin (Tian Zhu Ding)

Takashi Miike Shield of Straw (Wara No Tate)

Kore-Eda Hirokazu Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru)

Abdellatif Kechiche La Vie d'Adele

Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Un Chateau en Italie

Alex Van Warmerdam Borgman

Paolo Sorrentino The Great Beauty

UN CERTAIN REGARD SIDEBAR LINEUP

Alain Guiraudie L'Inconnu do Lac

Valeria Golino Miele

Flora Lau Bends 

James Franco As I Lay Dying

Rithy Panh L'Image Manquante

Diego Quemada-Diez La Jaula de Oro

Mohammad Rasolouf Anonymous

Claire Denis Les Salauds

Ryan Coogler Fruitvale Station 

Hany Abu-Assad Omar

Adolfo Alix Jr. Death March

Sofia Coppola The Bling Ring 

Rebecca Zlotowski Grand Central

Chloe Robichaud Sarah Prefere La Course

Lav Diaz Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan

OUT OF COMPETITION

Guillaume Canet Blood Ties

J.C. Chandor All is Lost

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Johnnie To Blind Detective

Amit Kumar Monsoon Shootout

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Taisia Igumentseva Otdat Konci

James Toback Seduced and Abandoned

Roman Polanski Weekend of a Champion

Roberto Minervini Stop the Pounding Heart

Stephen Frears Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

JERRY LEWIS TRIBUTE

Daniel Noah Max Rose

GALA SCREENING, TRIBUTE TO INDIA

Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee Bombay Talkies

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