The adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, starring The Best Actor in Hollywood Viggo Mortensen, is a Special Presentation. It's also directed by The Proposition director John Hillcoat, which is something of an inspired choice. I have hopes.
Alejandro Amenabar returns after a five year break with Agora, in which Rachel Weisz plays an Egyptian astronomer trying to save the Library at Alexandria from rampaging hordes of Christians, or something like that. I'm sure the metaphoric possibilities will be endless. Again, I have hopes, even if it is a Gala.
And Ewan McGregor and George Clooney make fun of conspiracy theories, and/or theorists, in the Gala The Men Who Stare At Goats.