72nd Cannes Film Festival: the official selection announced

Photo: La Pointe courte / 1994 Agnès Varda et ses enfants - Montage & maquette : Flore Maquin

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival  will take place from May 14th to May 25th.  The event includes 21 films in the official selection and is presided by the Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Let’s have a look at the feature films of 2019.

After a first announcement on April 18th, the Cannes Film Festival management unveiled this week the films missing from the official selection. In total, 21 feature films are in competition. Quentin Tarantino managed to be part of it with “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood“, as well as Abdellatif Kechiche who is back in the spotlight with “Mektoub, My Love : Intermezzo“. From May 14th to 25th, the jury, presided by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will have to decide between the films to attribute at the end THE 2019 Palme d’Or. Alain Delon will receive an honour Palme d’Or as a reward for his career. As for Jim Jarmusch, he will have the privilege to open the festival with his film “The Dead Don’t Die“.

The other 18 films from the official selection are the following ones:

Dolor y Gloria (Pain and Glory)Pedro Almódovar
Il Traditore (The Traitor) Marco Bellocchio
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) Céline Sciamma
Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui Diao Yinan
Gisaengchung (Parasite) Bong Joon-Ho
FrankieIra Sachs
– Le Jeune Ahmed (The Young Ahmed) – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Roubaix, Une lumière (Oh Mercy!) Arnaud Desplechin
AtlantiqueMati Diope
Matthias et MaximeXavier Dolan
Little JoeJessica Hausner
La GomeraCorneliu Porumboiu
Sorry We Missed You Ken Loach
Les MisérablesLadj Ly
It Must Be Heaven Elia Suleiman
A Hidden Life – Terrence Malick
BacurauKleber Mendonça
SibylJustine Triet

 

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