Shaunak Sen’s Indian documentary All That Breathes will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival from May 17-28. It will be the only entrance to the country. This was announced at the press conference in Paris on Thursday by the General Delegate of the Festival, Thierry Fremaux. I was listing the official selections. (Also read: Elvis starring Tom Hanks and Austin Butler will premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival)
In a recent interview with Quint, Sen said, “We were absolutely sure we didn’t want to make a movie about air pollution. We were interested in working on the relationship between the heavens and non-human life in Delhi, and their relationship with two human protagonists.”
All That Breathes follows the journey of two brothers, Nadeem and Saud, as they work with injured black kites, the non-human victims of Delhi’s diseased ecosystem.
“When you’re telling the story of a family’s life and you’re interested in painting a whole picture, things filter from the outside world to the inner sanctum,” Shaunak added, referring to the cruelty being inflicted on vulnerable creatures. .
Joining Sen will be celebrated director Ethan Coen (Jerry Lee Lewis) and Sergei Loznitsa (The Natural History of Destruction).
French director Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist) Z will open the 75th edition of the Film Festival. This will have a space out of competition.
Main Competition will include Canadian author David Cronenberg’s Crimes Of The Future, starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider, Clair Denis’s The Stars at Noon and James Gray’s Armageddon Time story with Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong).
From Japan will be 2018 Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), who will present Brokers. This will not be in Japanese, but in Korean. In addition, the South Korean teacher Park Chan-wook will offer a thriller, Decision to leave. Park previously won the Cannes Grand Prix (2004 for Old boy) and the Jury Prize (2009 for Thirst).
Two-time Palme d’Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Daradenne (Rosetta, L’enfant) will arrive with Tori and Lokita. Renowned American director Kelly Reichardt will present Showing Up at Cannes alongside Nostalgia by Italian director Mario Martone, and RMN by Romanian author Cristian Mungiu.
Frémaux confirmed 47 films in this year’s official selections, including Jung-Jae Lee’s Hunt, French director Quentin Dupieux’s Smoking Makes You Cough, Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream and Ethan Coen’s Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind.
He added that a few more titles will be announced in the coming days.
Here is the full list:
“Time for Armageddon”, James Gray (USA)
“Boy From Heaven”, Tarik Saleh (Sweden)
“Broker”, Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan)
“Brother and Sister” OR “Brother and Sister”, Arnaud Desplechin (France)
“Close”, Lucas Dhont (Belgium)
“Crimes of the future”, David Cronenberg (Canada)
“Decision to Leave” O “Haeojil Gyeolsim”, Park Chan-Wook (South Korea)
“Eo” O “Hi-Han”, Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
“Forever Young” Or “Les Amandiers”, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (France)
“Holy Spider”, Ali Abbasi (Iran)
“Leila’s Brothers”, Saeed Roustaee (Iran)
“Nostalgia”, Mario Martone (Italy)
“MRI”, Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
“Appearing”, Kelly Reichardt (USA)
“Stars at noon”, Claire Denis (France)
“Tchaikovsky’s Wife”, Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
“Tori and Lokita”, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
“Triangle of sadness”, Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
A CERTAIN LOOK
“All the People I’ll Never Be” OR “Back to Seoul”, Davy Chou (Cambodia)
“Beast”, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (USA)
“Burning Days”, Emin Alper (Turkey)
“Butterfly Vision”, Maksim Nakonechnyi (Ukraine)
“Corsage”, Marie Kruetzer (Austria)
“Sunday and the fog”, Ariel Escalante Meza (Costa Rica)
“Godland”, Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland)
“Joyland”, Saim Sadiq (Pakistan)
“Metronome”, Alexandru Belc (Romania)
“Plan 75”, Hayakawa Chie (Japan)
“Rodeo”, Lola Quivoron (France)
“Sick of myself”, Kristoffer Borgli (Norway)
“The silent twins”, Agnieszka Smocynska (Poland)
“The Stranger”, Thomas M. Wright (Australia)
“The Worst” O “Les Pires”, Lise Akora and Romane Gueret (France)
OUT OF COMPETITION
“Elvis”, Baz Luhrmann (USA-Australia)
“Final Cut” OR “Z (Comme Z)”, Michel Hazanvicius (France) — OPENING
“Masquerade”, Nicolás Bedos (France)
“November”, Cedric Jiménez (France)
“Three thousand years of longing”, George Miller (Australia)
“Top Gun: Maverick”, Joseph Kosinski (USA)
“Smoking makes you cough”, Quentin Dupieux (France)
“Hunt”, Lee Jung-Jae (South Korea)
“Moonage Daydream”, Brett Morgen (USA)
“Everything that breathes”, Shaunak Sen (India)
“The natural history of destruction”, Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)
“Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in the Mind”, Ethan Coen (USA)
PREMIERE IN CANNES
“Dodo”, Panos H. Koutras (Greece)
“Irma Vep”, Olivier Assayas (France)
“Dusk”, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
“Our brothers”, Rachid Bouchareb (France)