Cannes Festival 2019 Films Announced

This morning the Cannes Film Festival’s artistic director Thierry Fremaux, announced the line up of the 72 Cannes Film Festival to be held from May 14th through May 25th. Among the films and filmmakers announced, there will be festival regulars like Jim Jarmusch, who will open the competition with The Dead Don’t Die, Pedro Almodovar with Dolor y Gloria, the Dardenne brothers, who are winners of the highest award from 2005 Cannes with L’Enfant, returning with Young Ahmed, and the 2016 winner Ken Loach with Sorry We Missed You. Marco Bellocchio’s The Traitor has been selected for competition, as well as the prolific Xavier Dolan with Mattias & Maxime, (a film in French of which he is also the protagonist), after the American parenthesis of The Death and Life of John F. Donovan; and Terrence Malick with A Hidden Life which sees the late Bruno Ganz among its protagonists. Also, out of competition is the return of the Danish Nicolas Winding Refn who will present his event series Too Old to Die Young, and Claude Lelouch with The Best years of a Life.

Absent From Cannes Film Festival

Absent from the croisette is James Gray’s film Ad Astra, Pablo Larrain with Ema, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, the winner of the last year’s Palme d’Or for Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda, returning withThe Truth and especially Quentin Tarantino and the much anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Brad Pitt, Leonardo Dicaprio, and Margo Robbie, yet there is still hope that it may be ready for May according to Fremaux: “We can hope that some films may join us that we are all waiting on before May 14”.

COMPETITION

BONG Joon Ho – GISAENGCHUNG (PARASITE)
Jean-Pierre DARDENNE Luc DARDENNE – YOUNG AHMED
Arnaud DESPLECHIN – OH MERCY!
DIAO Yinan – NAN FANG CHE ZHAN DE JU HUI (THE WILD GOOSE LAKE)
Jim JARMUSCH – THE DEAD DON’T DIE
Pedro ALMODÓVAR – DOLOR Y GLORIA (PAIN AND GLORY)
Ken LOACH – SORRY WE MISSED YOU
Ladj LY – LES MISÉRABLES
Terrence MALICK – A HIDDEN LIFE
Marco BELLOCCHIO – IL TRADITORE (THE TRAITOR)
Ira SACHS – FRANKIE
Céline SCIAMMA – PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU
Elia SULEIMAN – IT MUST BE HEAVEN
Justine TRIET – SIBYL
Mati DIOP – ATLANTIQUE
Xavier DOLAN – MATTHIAS AND MAXIME
Jessica HAUSNER – LITTLE JOE
Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO Juliano DORNELLES – BACURAU
Corneliu PORUMBOIU – THE WHISTLERS

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Monia CHOKRI – A BROTHER’S LOVE
Michael COVINO – THE CLIMB
Danielle LESSOVITZ – PORT AUTHORITY
Mounia MEDDOUR – PAPICHA
Karim AÏNOUZ – VIDA INVISIVEL (INVISIBLE LIFE)
Nariman ALIEV – EVGE
Bruno DUMONT – JOAN OF ARC
Christophe HONORÉ – CHAMBRE 212
Oliver LAXE – O QUE ARDE (A SUN THAT NEVER SETS)
Kantemir BALAGOV – DYLDA (BEANPOLE)
Zabou BREITMAN Eléa GOBÉ MÉVELLEC – THE SWALLOWS OF KABUL
Midi Z – ZHUO REN MI MI
Albert SERRA – LIBERTÉ
Annie SILVERSTEIN – BULL
Dexter FLETCHER – ROCKETMAN
Asif KAPADIA – DIEGO MARADONA
Claude LELOUCH – THE BEST YEARS OF A LIFE
Nicolas WINDING REFN TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – NORTH OF HOLLYWOOD, WEST OF HELL

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

LEE Won-Tae – THE GANGSTER, THE COP, THE DEVIL

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Abel FERRARA – TOMMASO
Werner HERZOG – FAMILY ROMANCE, LLC.
Pippa BIANCO – SHARE
Alain CAVALIER – ÊTRE VIVANT ET LE SAVOIR
Juan SOLANAS – QUE SEA LEY
Waad Al KATEAB – Edward WATTS FOR SAMA

I am a filmmaker and a journalist based out of Berlin. I graduated from Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I have a passion for film, music, and Italian cuisine.

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