UPDATE: The lineup for the 75th Cannes Film Festival — as it stands so far, there are still additions to be made — has been revealed with 18 movies in Competition (see full lists below). Included in the running are such returning Palme d’Or winners as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cristian Mungiu, Ruben Ostlund and the Dardenne brothers.
Other familiar names who will launch new works in the Competition include James Gray, Claire Denis, Park Chan-wook, Kelly Reichardt, Jerzy Skolimowski, and, as expected, David Cronenberg.
Across the rest of the Official Selection, George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing was confirmed for an Out of Competition berth while Ethan Coen turns up in Special Screenings with Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind.
In total, 49 movies were announced today, including Michel Hazanavicius’ Z (Like Z) aka final cut, which will open the festival on May 17 out of competition. The Zombie comedy stars Berenice Bejo and Romain Duris.
See below for the full list announced today and we’ll be back with a closer look and analysis.
PREVIOUS: After being jockeyed about by the pandemic these past two years — and just in time for its 75th anniversary — the Cannes Film Festival is finally headed back to its regular May slot. And as such, President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux are announcing the lineup for the event this morning from Paris’ UGC Normandie cinema on the Champs-Elysées. (Scroll down for the full list as we update live.)
You can also watch the livestream here.
Among starry titles that are already confirmed for a walk up the red carpet are Paramount/Skydance’s Tom Cruise sequel Top Gun: Maverick (with Cruise being specially celebrated by the fest) and Warner Bros/Roadshow’s Elvisthe Elvis Presley biopic from Baz Luhrmann that features Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.
In a twist, there’s still no word on a jury president, nor do we yet know what’s opening the proceedings on May 17 (the fest runs through May 28).
Movies widely tipped to launch from the Croisette include Three Thousand Years Of Longing from director George Miller and starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton; and David Cronenberg’s Crimes Of The Future, starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen. Both filmmakers would be making a return to Cannes.
As we revealed earlier this week, one movie that won’t be there, but which had also been speculated to be part of the Official Selection, is Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear. Similarly, David Lynch shot down suggestions that he has a new movie heading to the Riviera.
Check back below for the lineup which is being updated as films are announced:
CANNES 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTION
The Almond Trees, dir: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Holy Spider, dir: Ali Abbasi
Crimes Of The Future, dir: David Cronenberg
Stars At Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Brother And Sister, dir: Arnaud Desplechin
Tori And Lokita, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Armageddon Time, dir: James Gray
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont
Broker, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda
NMR, dir: Cristian Mungiu
Triangle Of Sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund
Showing Up, dir: Kelly Reichardt
Decision To Leave, dir: Park Chan-wook
Nostalgia, dir: Mario Martone
Tchaikovsky’s Wife, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
Boy From Heaven, dir: Tarik Saleh
Leila’s Brothers, dir: Saeed Roustaee
Ed, dir: Jerzy Skolimowski
IN SOME PERSPECTIVE
*Les Pires, dirs: Lisa Akoka, Romane Gueret
Burning Days, dir: Emin Alper
*Metronom, dir: Alexandru Belc
All The People I’ll Never Be, dir: Davy Chou
Sick Of Myself, dir: Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo And The Mist, dir: Ariel Escalante Meza
*Plan 75, dir: Hayakawa Chie
*Beast, dirs: Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Bodice, dir: Marie Kreutzer
*Butterfly Vision, dir: Maksim Nakonechnyi
The Silent Twins, dir: Agnieszka Smocynska
The Stranger, dir: Thomas M. Wright
*Joyland, dir: Saim Sadiq
*Rodeo, dir: Lola Quivoron
Godland, dir: Hlynur Palmason
Our Brothers, dir: Rachid Bouchareb
Nightfall, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Dodo, dir: Panos H Koutras
Irma Vep (series), dir: Olivier Assayas
OUT OF COMPETITION
Z (Like Z), dir: Michel Hazanavicius
Top Gun: Maverick, dir: Joseph Kosinski
Elvis, dir: Baz Luhrmann
November, dir: Cédric Jimenez
Three Thousand Years Of Longing, dir: George Miller
Masquerade, dir: Nicolas Bedos
Hunt, dir: Lee Jung-Jae
Moonage Daydream, dir: Brett Morgen
Smoking Makes You Cough, dir: Quentin Dupieux
All That Breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen
The Natural History Of Destruction, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, dir: Ethan Coen
*Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’Or