April 18 (Reuters) - Cannes Film Festival, the world's mostimportant cinema showcase, announced its 2013 competition lineupon Thursday.

19 Apr 2013 - 1:42 AM  UPDATED 19 Apr 2013 - 1:42 AM

April 18 (Reuters) - Cannes Film Festival, the world's most important cinema showcase, announced its 2013 competition lineup on Thursday.

The festival opens on May 15 with Australian director Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio who will return to Cannes for the first time since 2007.

Here is the lineup for the festival's main competition and films beineg shown out of competition:

COMPETITION (director, title):

Valeria BRUNI-TEDESCHI, Un chateau en Italie

Ethan COEN, Joel COEN, Inside Llewyn Davis

Arnaud des PALLIÈRES, Michael Kohlhass

Arnaud DESPLECHIN, Jimmy Picard


Asghar FARHADI, Les Passe (The Past; pictured)

James GRAY, The Immigrant

Mahamat-Saleh HAROUN, Grigris

JIA Zhangke, Tian Zhu Ding (A Touch of Sin)

KORE-EDA Hirokazu Soshite, Chichi Ni Naru (Like Father, Like Son)

Abdellatif KECHICHE, La Vie D'Adele

Takashi MIIKE, Wara No Tate (Shield of Straw)

Francois OZON, Jeune et Jolie

Alexander PAYNE, Nebraska

Roman POLANSKI, La Venus a la Fourrure (Venus in Furs)

Steven SODERBERGH, Behind the Candelabra

Paolo SORRENTINO, La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)


Nicolas WINDING REFN, Only God Forgives

OUT OF COMPETITION (director, title):

Baz LUHRMANN The Great Gatsby (Opening)

Jerome SALLE, Zulu (Closing)

J.C. CHANDOR, All is Lost

Guilluame CANET, Blood Ties

(Reporting by Belinda Goldsmith, editing by Paul Casciato)