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Claire Denis and David Cronenberg headline the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

This year’s stacked line-up also includes new work Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Ostlünd and Park Chan-wook – but no David Lynch.

It’s that time of year again folks, Oscar season is just a faint twinkle in the rearview mirror (thank God!) and world cinema gets its time to shine. With TikTok as a major festival partner, and Netflix still on the naughty step when it comes to the competition, Cannes head honcho Thierry Frémaux has announced another spicy line-up which combines a number of old guard reliables, new talent and the odd have-a-go hero looking to capitalise on past successes.

We already knew of some of the mega titles that will premiere on the Croisette: Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis, starring Austin Butler in the lead and a prosthetic-clad Tom Hanks as Col Tom Parker, will likely be the glitziest offering this year; while Tom Cruise himself will be doing a red carpet flyby to present his long delayed sequel, Top Gun: Maverick by his old collaborator, Joseph Kosinski. Without further ado, here is the full line-up of the main festival, with the Director’s Fortnight and Critics’ Week to come later.

Holy Spider, Ali Abbasi
Les Amandiers, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Crimes of the Future, David Cronenberg
Tori and Lokita, Jean-pierre and Luc Dardenne
Stars at Noon, Claire Denis
Frère et Sœur, Arnaud Desplechin
Close, Lukas Dhont
Armageddon Time, James Gray
Broker, Hirokazu Kore-eda
Nostalgia, Mario Martone
Rmn, Cristian Mungiu
Decision to Leave, Park Chan-wook
Showing Up, Kelly Reichardt
Leila’s Brothers, Saeed Roustayi
Boy from Heaven, Tarik Saleh
Tchaïkovski’s Wife, Kirill Serebrennikov
Eo, Jerzy Skolimowski
Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund

Un Certain Regard
Les Pires, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
Burning Days, Emin Alper
Metronom, Alexandru Belc
All the People I’ll Never Be, Davy Chou
Sick of Myself, Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo and the Midst, Ariel Escalante Meza
Plan 75, Hayakawa Chie
Beast, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
Corsage, Marie Kreutzer
Butterfly Vision, Maksim Nakonechnyi
Godland, Hlynur Pálmason
Rodeo, Lola Quivoron
Joyland, Saim Sadiq
The Stranger, Thomas M Wright
The Silent Twins, Agnieszka Smocynska

Cannes Premiere
Nos Frangins, Rachid Bouchareb
Nightfall, Marco Bellocchio
Dodo, Panos H Koutras
Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas

Out of Competition
Elvis, Baz Lurhmann
Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski
Three Thousand Years of Longing, George Miller
Novembre, Cédric Jimenez
Mascarade, Nicolas Bedos

Special Screenings
All that Breathes, Shaunak Sen
Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen

Hunt, Lee Jung-jae
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind, Ethan Coen
The Natural History of Destruction, Sergei Loznitsa

Opening Film
Z, Michael Hazanavicius

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival runs from 17-28 May. For more info visit festival-cannes.com

Published 14 Apr 2022

Tags: Baz Luhrmann Cannes Claire Denis David Cronenberg George Miller Hirokazu Koreeda Kelly Reichardt Kristen Stewart Park Chan-wook Ruben Östlund The Dardenne Brothers Tilda Swinton Tom Cruise

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