Cannes Unveils 2014 Official Selection Lineup

April 17, 2014 | 02:09AM PT

David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and Xavier Dolan lead a strong Canadian contingent in the 67th festival competition

One of the more intriguing developments of this year’s competition is the unusual dominance of Canadian auteurs. As anticipated, no fewer than three Canuck helmers are in the running for the Palme this year: Cronenberg with his Robert Pattinson starrer “Maps to the Stars,” Egoyan with his kidnapping thriller “The Captive,” and 25-year-old Quebecois helmer Xavier Dolan with his relationship drama “Mommy.”

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