Cannes Film Festival

JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Oliver Stone is at his most conspiracy-minded in this entertaining but outlandish doc on the JFK assassination.

Flag Day – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Sean Penn returns to Cannes five years after the fiasco of The Last Face with a somehow even more calamitous family drama.

Drive My Car – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ryusuke Hamaguchi adapts Murukami and delivers a masterpiece study on the fickle dynamics of human emotion.

Compartment No. 6 – first-look review

By Mark Asch

This delicate Finnish comedy of social and political manners has all the trappings of an arthouse crowd-pleaser.

The Velvet Underground – first-look review

By Michael Leader

Todd Haynes’ first documentary takes a thrilling, cautiously ambivalent look at the NY art-rock demigods.

La Fracture – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A small domestic tiff spirals out into city-wide civil war in Catherine Corsini’s comedy-infused political drama.

Ali & Ava – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Clio Barnard returns with a social realist riff on the classic romcom, and it’s one of her best films to date.

Cow – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Andrea Arnold successfully adapts her social realist mode to minutely chronicle the life of an average dairy cow.

Benedetta – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Lip-smacking provocation and saucy humour abounds in Paul Verhoeven’s rip-roaring nunsploitation romp.

The Worst Person in the World – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Joachim Trier returns to Cannes with a keenly-observed drama about the often turbulent nature of modern romance.

After Yang – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Kogonada’s sci-fi-tinged family drama confirms its writer/director as one of cinema’s most vital new voices.

Everything Went Fine – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

François Ozon takes a light-hearted look at the banality and bureaucracy of assisted suicide in his misfiring latest.

Lingui – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s bright, hopeful film addresses the persistent issue of women’s reproductive health in present-day Chad.

Stillwater – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Matt Damon is a father fighting for his imprisoned daughter’s release in Tom McCarthy’s tonally uneven drama.

Ahed’s Knee – first-look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid serves up a spiky, intelligent drama about conflict and reconciliation.

The Souvenir Part II – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Joanna Hogg’s follow-up to her 2019 masterpiece is an immaculate study of grief and filmmaking.

Annette – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard star in Leos Carax’s audacious rock opera about a baby with a very special gift.

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