The most elegant film festival is on its way. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary, therefore Cannes are going to build up a special cinematographic fiesta to honour the occasion. With Monica Bellucci as Mistress of Ceremonies and Pedro Almodóvar as the President of the Jury, the Festival de Cannes will kick off on Wednesday 17 May and last till 28 May.
Today the Official Selection was revealed to the public. In the category of Competition the following films will stand before the Jury pre-featured by the Opening film LES FANTÔMES D’ISMAËL (Ismael's Ghosts) by Arnaud DESPLECHIN:
AUS DEM NICHTS (In The Fade) by Fatih AKIN
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES by Noah BAUMBACH
OKJA by Joon-Ho BONG
120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE by Robin CAMPILLO
THE BEGUILED by Sofia COPPOLA
RODIN by Jacques DOILLON
HAPPY END by Michael HANEKE
WONDERSTRUCK by Todd HAYNES
LE REDOUTABLE by Michel HAZANAVICIUS
GEU-HU (The Day After) by Sangsoo HONG
HIKARI (Radiance) by Naomi KAWASE
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER by Yorgos LANTHIMOS
A GENTLE CREATURE by Sergei LOZNITSA
JUPITER’S MOON by Kornél MUNDRUCZÓ
L’AMANT DOUBLE by François OZON
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE by Lynne RAMSAY
GOOD TIME by Benny SAFDIE and Josh SAFDIE
NELYUBOV (Loveless) by Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
You can check the whole programme of the Festival here.
In addition, the Festival organizers have announced that the Festival will also hold special screenings of two new episodes of Twin Peaks and the whole second season of Top Of The Lake: China Girl, as both directors - David Lynch and Jane Campion - are the former winners of the Palme d'Or.