Cheat Sheet: Cannes Film Festival 2012

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Cannes Film Festival 2012 cheat sheet

Cannes Film Festival 2012

The 65th Cannes Film Festival kicks off Wednesday with a lineup heavy on American films and no shortage of celebrity names (think Brad Pitt, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, etc.). But the glamorous international confab also will spotlight new works from some of cinema's most respected auteurs, including Jacques Audiard, Michael Haneke and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Here's a snapshot look at some of the movies that cinephiles are most excited to see. Complete coverage on 24 Frames.

By Julie Makinen and Gina McIntyre