Cannes Film Festival: opening of ‘Z (Comme Z)’ by Michel Hazanavicius; James Gray, David Cronenberg, Cristian Mungiu, Kelly Reichardt in Competition – Live Update


Update for the latest…: After being manipulated by the pandemic for the past two years, and just in time for its 75th anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival is finally returning to its regular May time slot. And as such, President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux are announcing the schedule for this morning’s event from Paris’ UGC Normandie cinema on the Champs-Elysées. (Scroll down to see the full list as we update live.)

You can also watch the live stream here.

Among the star titles already confirmed to walk the red carpet is Paramount/Skydance’s Tom Cruise sequel. Top Gun: Maverick (with Cruise being specially feted by the festival) and Warner Bros/Roadshow’s ElvisBaz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic featuring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

In a twist, there is still no word on the president of the jury, nor do we know yet who will open the proceedings on May 17 (the festival runs until May 28).

Widely recommended films 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 crimes of the future, starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen. Both filmmakers would return to Cannes.

As we revealed earlier this week, one movie that won’t be there, but has also been speculated to make the Official Selection, is the Disney/Pixar one. Light-year. Similarly, David Lynch rejected suggestions that he has a new movie headed to the Riviera.

Check back below for the lineup which is updated as movies are announced:

OFFICIAL SELECTION CANNES 2021

COMPETITION
Les Amandiers, direction: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Holy Spider, dir: Ali Abbasi
Crimes of the Future, dir: David Cronenberg
Stars at Noon, dir: Claire Denis
Frère et Soeur, dir: Arnaud Desplechin
Tori and Lokita, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Armageddon Time, dir: James Gray
Close, dir: Lukas Dhont
Runner, dir: Hirokazu Kore-eda
RMN, dir: Cristian Mungiu
Triangle of sadness, dir: Ruben Ostlund
Appearing, dir: Kelly Reichardt
Decision to Leave, dir: Park Chan-wook
Nostalgia, directed by Mario Martone
Tchaikovsky’s Wife, directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Sky Boy, dir: Tarik Saleh
Leila’s brothers, dir: Saeed Roustaee
Eo, director: Jerzy Skolimowski

UNCERTAIN LOOK
*Les Pires, direction: Lisa Akoka, Romane Gueret
Burning Days, dir: Emin Alper
*Metronome, dir: Alexandru Belc
All the People I’ll Never Be Dir: Davy Chou
Sick of myself, direction: Kristoffer Borgli
Sunday and the Fog, dir: Ariel Escalante Meza
*Plan 75, dir: Hayakawa Chie
*Beast, direction: Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Corsage, dir: Marie Kreutzer
*Butterfly Vision, dir: Maksim Nakonechnyi
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PREMIERE IN CANNES
Nos Frangins, dir: Rachid Bouchareb
Dusk, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Dodo, dir: Panos H Koutras
Irma Vep (series), direction: Olivier Assayas

OUT OF COMPETITION
Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski
Elvis, direction: Baz Luhrmann
November, dir: Cédric Jimenez
Three thousand years of longing, dir: George Miller
Masquerade, dir: Nicolás Bedos

MIDNIGHT SHOWINGS
Hunt, director: Lee Jung-Jae
Moonage Daydream Directed by Brett Morgen
Fumer Fait Tousser, directed by Quentin Dupieux

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Everything that breathes, dir: Shaunak Sen
The natural history of destruction, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in the Mind, Directed by: Ethan Coen

*Denotes first film, eligible for the Camera d’Or




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