the films of David Cronenberg, James Gray and Claire Denis among the 18 films in competition

The president of the Cannes Film Festival, Pierre Lescure, and his general delegate, Thierry Frémaux, presented the official selection of the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on Thursday. Ellei stays in line with a mix of regular directors, including David Cronenberg, James Gray, the Dardenne brothers or even Ruben Östlund, and the presence of newcomers,

A total of 18 films have been announced for the world’s most prestigious film competition, including Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s French side, with almond trees, a film about theater around the director Patrice Chéreau. The Dardenne brothers are back in a Franco-Belgian co-production with tori and lokita, about two African immigrants arriving in France. Arnaud Desplechin will be present with Brotherswhich picks up its familiar theme in the line of Christmas story, with Marion Cotillard, Melvil Poupaud. Claire Denis is on the run with stars at noona thriller set in the business world in South America.

Also in the race for the Palme d’Or: David Cronenberg, James Grey, the Dardenne brothers or even Ruben Östlund. David Cronenberg will present The crimes of the future with an attractive poster that brings together Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. The Dardenne brothers return to Cannes with tori and lokita. james gray will deliver with Armageddon time a chronicle of adolescence, with Anne Hattaway and Anthony Hopkins. Ruben Ostlund, after the much noticed Square, will go up the stairs with The Triangle of Sadness. “A great blanket mockery of what we’ve become”sums up Thierry Frémaux.

We will also find the great South Korean director Park Chan-wook with Haeojil Gyeolsim (iI won the Grand Prix du Festival in 2004 with older boy) or Romanian Cristian Mungiu, present with NMR (Palme d’Or in 2007 with 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days).

Lea Seydoux and Viggo Mortensen in

the russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikovwho left his country and now lives in Berlin, will be in official competition with a historical film about the composer Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky’s wife. The director, for the third time in competition (Leto, Petrov’s fever)he is also a director and will premiere in July the Avignon Festival with a fantastic tale by Anton Chekhov, The Black Monk.

Out-of-competition films are always an opportunity to discover the latest news from important directors. This year, Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski will have the presence of Tom Cruise on the red carpet, to whom Thierry Frémaux paid a sincere tribute. the biopic Elvisby Baz Luhrmann, about the stormy relationship between Elvis Presley and his manager, Colonel Parker, played by Tom Hanks, will undoubtedly be a great moment.

Cédrix Jimenez returns out of competition after north ferry with November on the investigation after the November 13 attacks. Nicolás Bedos will come to present a “Pretty police comedy”, Masquerade, with Pierre Niney, Isabelle Adjani, Francois Cluzet. Director of mad maxGeorge Miller will also be on view with 3000 years waiting for youabout a human history: ambitious.

Ethan Coen will present a documentary on rocker Jerry Lee Lewis, and Brett Morgen another on David Bowie. Thierry Frémaux revealed about him that he had asked him in his last years to be a member of the Cannes jury, which unfortunately could not be done.

Z (as Z)a film on the set of a zombie movie directed by Michel Hazanavicius with Bérénice Bejo and Romain Duris, will open the Festival.

In the Cannes Première selection, we highlight a film about the death of Malik Oussekine: Our brothers from Rachid Bouchareb.

“The composition of the juries will be announced in the coming days”specified Thierry Frémaux, indicating that “all this is not over”, some films to complete this official selection next week. The poster will also be released in the coming days.


The 18 films in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival:

– “Crimes of the Future” by David Cronenberg

-“Holy Spider” d’Ali Abbasi

-“Triangle of Sadness” by Ruben Ostlund

-“Broker” by Hirokazu Kore-eda

-“Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-Wook

-“Appearing” by Kelly Reichardt

-“Sky Child” by Tarik Saleh

-“La femme de Tchaikovsky” by Kirill Serebrennikov

– “The Amandiers” by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

-“Tori and Lokita” by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

– “A Time of Armageddon” by James Gray

– “Nostalgia” by Mario Martone

-“Stars at Noon” by Claire Denis

– “Close” by Lukas Dhont

-“Brother and Sister” by Arnaud Desplechin

– “RMN”, by Cristian Mungiu

-“Leila’s Brothers” by Saeed Roustaee

– “Hello-han”, by Jerzy Skolimowski

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