David Jenkins


The 2017 Cannes Film Festival line-up has been announced

Yorgos Lanthimos, Bong Joon-ho and Sofia Coppola all have films in the main competition.

Like it or not, the Cannes Film Festival is key bellwether to discern how the year’s incoming cinematic offerings. A good year for Cannes is a good year for cinema, as the cream of its highly selective programme makes its way through festivals, cinemas and (increasingly) VOD channels across the globe.

And so it comes once more that festival big cheese Thierry Frémaux – a benign Don Corleone of world cinema – sits down and, in his cheerily avuncular delivery style, reveals the title that have made it to the Croisette this year. He puts an end to the games of idle speculation and the baseless Twitter theories about what we’ll get to see, and what we won’t.

But now we get to argue about which films are the must-sees, which films will spark controversy, and which films will receive the howling jeers of condescension as the final credits roll.

Opening film

Ismael’s Ghosts by Arnaud Desplechin


Loveless by Andrey Zvyaginstev
Good Time by Benny and Josh Safdie
You Were Never Really Here by Lynne Ramsay
L’Amant Double by François Ozon
Jupiter’s Moon by Kornél Mandruczó
A Gentle Creature by Sergey Loznitsa
The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos
Radiance by Naomi Kawase
The Day After by Hong Sang-soo
Le Redoubtable by Michael Hazanavicius
Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes
Happy End by Michael Haneke
Rodin by Jacques Doillon
The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola
120 Heartbeats Per Minute by Robin Campillo
Okja by Bong Joon-ho
In the Fade by Fatih Akin
The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach

Out of Competition

Blade of the Immortal Takaski Miike
How to Talk to Girls at Parties by John Cameron Mitchell
Faces/Villages by Agns Varda and JR

Special screenings

Alejandro González Iñárritu VR exhibit
Top of the Lake: China Girl by Jane Campion
Come Swim by Kristen Stewart (Short)
24 Frames by Abbas Kiarostami
Two episodes of Twin Peaks by David Lynch
An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore
12 Days by Raymond Depardon
They by Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Clair’s Camera by Hong Sang-soo
Promised Land by Eugene Jarecki
Napalm by Claude Lanzmann
Demons in Paradise by Jude Ratman
Sea Sorrow by Vanessa Redgrave

Un Certain Regard

Barbara by Mathieu Amalric
The Desert Bride by Cecelia Atan and Valeria Pivato
Closeness by Kantemir Balagov
Beauty and the Dogs by Kaouther Ben Hania
L’Atelier by Laurent Cantet
Lucky by Sergio Castellitto
April’s Daughter by Michel Franco
Western by Valeska Grisebach
Directions by Stephan Komandarev
Out by Gyorgy Kristof
Before We Vanish by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Fregs by Mohammad Rasoulof
The Nature of Time by Karim Moussaoui
Jeune Femme by Léonor Serraille
Wind River by Taylor Sheridan
After the War by Annarita Zambrano

Midnight screenings

Prayer before Dawn by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
The Mercieless by Byun Sung-hyun
The Villainess by Jung Bgyng-gil

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival begins on 17 May.

Published 13 Apr 2017

Tags: Bong Joon-ho David Lynch Jane Campion Kristen Stewart Lynne Ramsay Michael Haneke Sofia Coppola Todd Haynes Yorgos Lanthimos

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