Films in the running for the Cannes festival Palme d'Or

The Cannes film festival on Thursday unveiled the line-up of movies that will go head to head in the race for the Palme d'Or at the French Riviera festival on May 15-26.

Here are the 19 films chosen to compete before the jury headed by US director Steven Spielberg:

- "Un Chateau en Italie" ("A Chateau in Italy"),

Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi

- "Inside Llewyn Davis", Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

- "Michael Kohlhaas", Arnaud Despallieres

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

- "Heli", Amat Escalante

- "Le Passe" (The Past), Asghar Farhadi

- "The Immigrant", James Gray

- "Grigris", Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

- "Tian Zhu Ding" ("A Touch of Sin"), Jia Zhangke

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

- "La Vie d'Adele" ("The Life of Adele"), Abdellatif Kechiche

- "Wara No Tate" ("Shield of Straw"),

Takashi Miike

- "Jeune et Jolie" ("Young and Pretty"), Francois Ozon

- "Nebraska", Alexander Payne

- "La Venus a la Forrure", Roman Polanski

- "Behind the Candelabra", Steven Soderbergh

- "La Grande Bellezza" ("The Great Beauty"), Paolo Sorrentino

- "Borgman", Alex van Warmerdam

- "Only God Forgives", Nicolas Winding Refn