Here, sequentially, are some of the Cannes Film Festival day-by-day highlights:

Wednesday, 5.14: Fernando MeirellesBlindness (comp.).
Thursday, 5.15: Pablo Trapero‘s Leonera and Ari Folman‘s Waltz with Bashir (comp.) along with Mark Osborne and John Stevenson‘s Kung Fu Panda (non-comp), Steve McQueen‘s Hunger and de Bong Joon Ho, Leos Carax and Michel Gondry‘s Tokyo! (Un Certain Regard).
Friday, 5.16: Arnaud Desplechin‘s Un Conte de Noel and Nuri Bilge Ceylan‘s Uc Mayman (comp.) along with Allison Thompson‘s The Third Wave (Seance Speciale) and James Toback‘s Tyson (Un Certain Regard).
Saturday, 5.17: Walter Salle‘s Linha de Passe, and de Jia Zhangke‘s Er Shi Si Cheng JI (comp.) along with Woody Allen‘s Vicky Cristina Barcelona and de Na Hong-jin’s The Chaser (non-comp.), and Daniel Leconte‘s C√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢est dur D√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢etre Aime par des Cons (Seance Speciale).

Sunday, 5.18 Matteo Garrone‘s Gomorra and Brilliante Mondoza‘s Serbis (comp.), plus Steven Spielberg‘s non-comp Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Indiana Jones et le Royaume du Crane de Cristal) at 1 pm, plus Wong Kar Wai‘s Ashes of Time Redux (Seance Speciale) plus Raymond Depardon‘s La Vie Moderne and Antonio CamposAfterschool (Un Certain Regard).
Monday, 5.19: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne‘s Le Silence de Lorna and James Gray‘s Two Lovers (comp.), plus an hommage for Manuel de Oliviera, plus Pierre Scholler‘s Versailles and Ruben Ostlund‘s De Ofrivilliga (Un Certain Regard) plus Marco Tullio Giordana‘s Sanguepazzo, referred to parenthetically as Une Histoire Italienne (Seance Speciale).
Tuesday, 5.20: Clint Eastwood‘s Changeling and Kornel Mundruczo‘s Delta (comp.) plus Emir Kusturica‘s Maradona by Kusturica (non-comp.), plus Marina Zenovich‘s Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired and Terence DaviesOf Time and the City (Seance Speciale), plus Amat Escalante‘s Los Bastardos and Jean-Stephane Sauvaire‘s Johnny Mad Dog (Un Certain Regard).

Wednesday, 5.21: Steven Soderbergh‘s Che and Lucrecia Martel’s La Mujer Sin Cabeza (comp.), plus Jennifer Lynch‘s Surveillance (non-comp.), plus Quentin Tarantino‘s Lecon de Cinema (Seance Speciale) plus Bent Hamer‘s O√ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Äû¬¢ Horten and Matheus Nachtergaele‘s A Festa da Menina Morta (Un Certain Regard).
That’s eight days’ worth — enough for now. I’ll get to Thursday and Friday’s films (5.22 and 5.23) tomorrow or later today. They include Phillipe Garrel‘s La Frontiere de L’Aube, Atom Egoyan‘s Adoration, Charlie Kaufman‘s Syndoche, New York, Laurent Cantet‘s Entre Les Murs, Wim WendersPalermo Shooting, and Abel Ferrara‘s Chelsea on the Rocks.