Jia, Sorrentino, Van Sant in Cannes festival lineup

April 16, 2015 10:47 AM

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World cinema heavyweights including China's Jia Zhangke, Italy's Paolo Sorrentino and the United States' Gus Van Sant will compete for prizes at next month's Cannes Film Festival.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced 17 films in the festival competition on Thursday. They include Jia's "Mountains May Depart," Sorrentino's "Youth" — a film about age starring Michael Caine — and Van Sant's "The Sea of Trees."

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