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Cannes Announce 2022 Lineup Featuring George Miller, David Cronenberg & More

One of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, Cannes, today announced the list of new films to be screened during the two-week event. Traditionally, the festival brings together established industry professionals and newcomers, offering filmmakers a platform to showcase their latest work and talk about their visions. In 2022, the event reaches its 75th edition and has selected over 40 films to compete in their categories.

The festival opens with a film by a director who was celebrated at the festival and won the Oscar for his old Hollywood celebratory film The artist. This time, Michel Hazanavicius will present Z, a zombie comedy that is not in official competition. Also included in the official selection are these Hollywood giants: David Kronenberg (A history of violence) returns to the director’s chair for the first time since 2014 crimes of the futurea sci-fi feature starring Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart; park chan wook (old boy) is also celebrating a comeback decision to go; and festival fan favorites Claire Dennis (high life) and Kelly Reichhardt (First cow) return with their new films stars at noon and Turn up.

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Also following the festival’s tradition, some of the year’s most anticipated films will be screened out of competition, and this time the selection includes Tom cruise-led blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick, Baz Luhrmanis biopic elvisand George MuellerThe fantasy film Three thousand years of longing.


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In the festival’s Un Certain Regard section, which focuses on work that has an original purpose and aesthetic, seven first-time directors were selected for the competition with their debut films, and a further eight directors were recognized for their films in one of the most prestigious competitions of the Festivals – one that could elevate them to mainstream status as filmmakers.

Surprisingly, Cannes has yet to announce who this year’s Jury President will be, a position previously filled by A-listers like Spike Lee, Cate Blanchett, Steven Spielbergthat Coen brothers, Wong Karwai, Quentin Tarantino, Liv Ullman, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppolaand many others.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival begins on Tuesday 17th May and extends over 12 days to Saturday 28th May.

You can see the full list of films being screened below and check out previous winners and more details of the event on the Cannes website.

CANNES 2022 OFFICIAL SELECTION

COMPETITION

Les Amandiers, D: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Holy Spider, R: Ali Abbasi

Crimes of the Future, directed by David Cronenberg

Stars at Noon, directed by Claire Denis

Frère Et Soeur, D: Arnaud Desplechin

Tori and Lokita, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Armageddon Time, D: James Gray

Nah, R: Lukas Dhont

Realtor, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

RMN, directed by Cristian Mungiu

Triangle of Sadness, R: Ruben Ostlund

Emerge, R: Kelly Reichardt

Decision to Leave, directed by Park Chan-wook

Nostalgia, D: Mario Martone

Tchaikovsky’s wife, D: Kirill Serebrennikov

Boy from Heaven, D: Tarik Saleh

Leila’s Brothers, D: Saeed Roustaee

Eo, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

UNSAFE ATTENTION

Les Pires, directed by Lisa Akoka, Romane Gueret

Burning Days, R: Emin Alper

Metronome, directed by Alexandru Belc

All the People I’ll Never Be Directed by Davy Chou

Sick Of Myself, R: Kristoffer Borgli

Domingo and the Mist, directed by Ariel Escalante Meza

Plan 75, directed by Hayakawa Chie

Beast, directed by Riley Keough, Gina Gammell

Corset, R: Marie Kreutzer

Butterfly Vision, directed by Maksim Nakonechnyi

The Silent Twins, D: Agnieszka Smocynska

The Stranger, directed by Thomas M. Wright

Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq

Rodeo directed by Lola Quivoron

Godland, directed by Hlynur Palmason

CANNES PREMIERE

Nos Frangins, directed by Rachid Bouchareb

Nightfall, D: Marco Bellocchio

Dodo, directed by Panos H Koutras

Irma Vep (Series), directed by Olivier Assayas

EXCEPT COMPETITION

Z (Comme Z), directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski

Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrman

November, directed by Cédric Jimenez

Three Thousand Years of Longing, R: George Miller

Mascarade, D: Nicolas Bedos

midnight screenings

Hunt, directed by Lee Jung-Jae

Moonage Daydream, directed by Brett Morgen

Fumer Fait Tousser, D: Quentin Dupieux

SPECIAL SHOWS

All That Breathes directed by Shaunak Sen

The Natural History of Destruction, R: Sergei Loznitsa

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, directed by Ethan Coen


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