The 75th Cannes International Film Festival unveiled the official lineup for its 2022 edition at a press conference in Paris.
Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate/Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux shared the competition, Un Certain Regard and out-of-competition titles from the 75th edition of the event, which runs from May 17-28, at a press conference in Paris on Thursday morning. You can check out the full range at the bottom of this article.
In competition, Canadian author David Cronenberg will be back in Cannes with Future Crimeswith Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen. Frontier director Ali Abbasi will present holy spider in competition, and Claire Denis returns to the Croisette with The stars at noonwith Margaret Qualley.
Za zombie comedy by French director Michel Hazanavicius (The artist) will open this year’s Cannes Film Festival in an out-of-competition slot on May 17.
Cannes regular James Gray is back in competition with his latest, armageddon timea coming-of-age story about growing up in Queens in the 1980s, starring Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Succession starring Jeremy Strong.
Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese winner of the 2018 Palme d’or (Shoplifters) returns to Cannes after a detour to Venice with its previous feature, French-language fiction The truth (2019). The 59-year-old Japanese author will take part in the main competition at Cannes with Brokera Korean-language film featuring a list of Korean stars: Song Kang-ho (Parasite), Bae Doona (The host), Gang Dong-won and Lee Ji-eun.
South Korean master Park Chan-wook returns to compete with mystery thriller decision to leave, with Park Hae-il and Chinese actress Tang Wei (Lust, caution). Details for the film remain scarce, but the story reportedly revolves around a detective who falls in love with a mysterious widow after she becomes the prime suspect in his latest murder investigation. Park has already won the Cannes Grand Prix (2004 for Old boy) and Jury Prize (2009 for The thirst), but he has yet to win the top prize.
Ruben Östlund, Swedish winner of the Palme d’Or (The place) returns to the Cannes competition with his latest social satire, Triangle of sadness. Back in competition, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, double Palmes d’Or (Rosette, the child) with Tori and Lokita. Fellow Belgian director Lukas Dhont, who made his breakthrough with the transgender drama Daughter (2018), will make its Cannes competition debut with close.
The famous American director Kelly Reichardt (Some women) will present To show up in Cannes competition, alongside Nostalgia by Italian director Mario Martone and NMR by Romanian author Cristian Mungiu.
Other competition titles include Sibling by director Arnaud Desplechin, Leila’s brothers by Saeed Roustaee, Tarik Saleh sky boy, The Almond Trees by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and Tchaikovsky’s wife by Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov.
(Rock’n’) Rolling out the red carpet for David Bowie and Jerry Lee Lewis documentaries
Frémaux has confirmed 47 films in this year’s official selection, including the Midnight Screening slots for Jung-Jae Lee hunt, Smoking makes you cough by French director Quentin Dupieux, and the documentary by David Bowie Lunar Reverie by Brett Morgan.
Ethan Coen Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Minda documentary about the legendary rock n roll star, and the director’s first solo effort without his brother Joel, will enjoy a special screening at Cannes 2022, as will Shaunak Sen anything that breathesand The natural history of destruction by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa (Dombass).
Olivier Assayas Irma Vep, November by Cedric Jimenez, by Marco Bellocchio NightfallPanos H. Kourtras’ Dodoand Nicolas Bedos’ Masquerade also made the 2022 cut, in the Cannes Premieres section, an out-of-competition sidebar. The Franco-Algerian director Rachid Bouchareb, twice nominated for the Palme d’Or, also returns with the red carpet of the Cannes Première section. Our Brothers.
Un Certain Regard section with Riley Keough’s first film
Among the debuting filmmakers at Cannes this year are Chie Hayakawa with Diet 75Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret with The worstSaim Sadiq with joylandLola Quivoron with RodeoMaksim Nakaonechnyi with Butterfly visionand Alexandru Belc with Metronomeall of which will be screened in the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes.
American actress Riley Keough (Max Max: Fury Road) will present her directorial debut, The beastwhich she co-directed with Gina Gammell, in the sidebar this year.
Also at Un Certain Regard will be burning days by Emin Alper The Silent Twins by Polish director Agnieszka Smocynska, Domingo and the Middle by Ariel Escalante Meza, Kristoffer Borgli sick of methat of Davy Chou All the people I’ll ever be, the stranger by Thomas M. Wright, Godland by Hlynur Palmason, and Bodice by director Marie Kreutzer.
by George Miller Three thousand years of nostalgia joined Elvis, Top Gun 2
Out of competition, Three thousand years of nostalgia from madmax director George Miller, which stars Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, will have pride of place on the red carpet.
As previously revealed, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvisstarring Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Roll, Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley and Tom Hanks as musical director Colonel Tom Parker, will have its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. Produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, Elvis will be released in North America on June 24 and in the rest of the world from June 22.
Top Gun: Maverick, actor Tom Cruise’s long-delayed 1986 sequel, will also screen as part of Cannes’ 75th anniversary edition, bowing on the Croisette on May 18. Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks will attend their respective premieres. Cannes has announced that it will host a “special tribute to Tom Cruise and his career” at the Top Gun 2 screening. The highly anticipated sequel, from Paramount and Skydance, has become something of a symbol of the disruption to the film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. the Top Gun: Maverick the release has been pushed back several times, from its originally scheduled July 12, 2019 arc to June 26, 2020, then to December 23, 2022, to July 2, 2021, to November 19, 2021, and finally to its current North American release May 27 this year after an international deployment earlier this week.
Both Elvis and Top Gun 2 are major pluses for Cannes, which is presenting this year’s festival as a festive return to cinema after two years of COVID restrictions and cinema closures amid lockdowns. The festival is also keen to reestablish its position as the go-to platform for flagship and awards season releases after losing ground in the past two years to Venice, which has hosted Oscar winners such as Denis Villeneuve. . Dunes and Jane Campion The power of the dog.
Lescure, who will step down as Cannes president after this year’s event, to be replaced by Iris Knobloch as Cannes’ first-ever female president, noted how austere the festival remains relevant. He pointed to Cannes’ recent deal with social media giant TikTok which will be an official partner this year, an alliance that could restore the brands of both organisations.
“It would be crazy to ignore this means of communication,” noted Lescure.
Cannes is looking to tap into TikTok’s one billion user base by providing exclusive behind-the-scenes content as well as talent interviews and, yes, red carpet glamour. For TikTok, Cannes offers a reputational boost as the platform seeks to position itself as a content creator.
Frémaux said the jury for this year’s Cannes competition will be confirmed in the coming days. He added that Cannes will add a handful of additional films to its official selection next week.
Here is the full official line-up for the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 17-28.
OPENING FILM (OUT OF COMPETITION)
Z by Michel Hazanavicius
Armageddon Hour by James Gray
sky boy by Tarik Saleh
Broker by Kore-Eda Hirokazu
Close to Lukas Dhont
Future Crimes by David Cronenberg
Decision to leave by Park Chan-Wook
eo by Jerzy Skolimowski
Brother and Sister of Arnaud Desplechin
Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi
Leila’s brothers by Saeed Roustaee
The Almond Trees by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Mario Martone Nostalgia
To show up by Kelly Reichardt
Stars at Noon by Claire Denis
Tchaikovsky’s wife by Kirill Serebrennikov
triangle of sadness by Ruben Ostlund
Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Daradenne
NMR by Cristian Mungiu
IN SOME PERSPECTIVE
All the People I’ll Never Be by Davy Chou
Beast by Riley Koeugh and Gina Gammell
Burning Days by Emin Alper
Butterfly Vision by Maksim Nakonechnyi
Bodice by Marie Kreutzer
Domingo and the Middle by Ariel Escalante Meza
Godland by Hlynur Palmason
joyland by Saim Sadiq
Les Pires by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
Metronome by Alexandru Belc
Plan 75 by Hayakawa Chie
Rodeo by Lola Quivoron
sick of me by Kristoffer Borgli
The Silent Twins by Agnieszka Smocynska
the stranger by Thomas M. Wright
anything that breathes by Shaunak Sen
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind by Ethan Coen
The natural history of destruction by Sergei Loznitsa
Dodo by Panos H. Koutras
Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas
Nightfall by Marco Bellocchio
Our Brothers by Rachid Bouchareb
OUT OF COMPETITION
Elvis by Baz Luhrmann
Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos
November by Cedric Jimenez
Three thousand years of nostalgia by George Miller
Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky
hunt by Lee Jung Jae
Lunar Reverie by Brett Morgan
Smoking makes you cough by Quentin Dupieux