Cannes Film Festival’s line-up announced, three films to come
PARIS - Agence France-PresseThe Cannes Film Festival’s organizers on April 16 unveiled the list of 17 movies to be shown next month in the Palme d’Or competition line-up. Turkish director Ziya Demirel’s film “Salı” (Tuesday) is set to compete in the short film category of the festival.
The rundown is not yet complete, with a couple of movies yet to be added before the 11-day festival opens on May 13.
A French movie starring Catherine Deneuve and directed by Emmanuelle Bercot, “Standing Tall,” will open the festival out of competition.
Other films to be shown include “Dheepan” by France’s Jacques Audiard; “A Simple Man” by France’s Stephane Brize; “Marguerite and Julien” by France’s Valerie Donzelli; “The Tale of Tales” by Italy’s Matteo Garrone; “Carol” by U.S. director Todd Haynes, a lesbian love story set in New York in the 1950s starring Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; “The Assassin,” a martial arts film by Taiwanese director Hsiao-Hsien Hou; “Mountains May Depart” by China’s Zhangke Jia, a story about lovers who separate in China, with the son of one exiled to Australia; “Umimachi Diary” by Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, about sisters living in the home of their grandmother; “Macbeth” by Australian director Justin Kurzel, a movie version of Shakespeare’s classic starring “X-Men” actor Michael Fassbender and French Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and mostly shot in Britain; “The Lobster” by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, a love story set in a dystopian future where single people need to find a mate quickly or be transformed into animals; “Mon Roi” (My King) by French director Maiwenn and starring Vincent Cassel; “Mia Madre” (My Mother) by Italian director Nanni Moretti; “Son of Saul” by Hungarian Laszlo Nemes, about an Auschwitz prisoner in World War II; “Youth” by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, starring Rachel Weisz and featuring Michael Caine, Jane Fonda and Harvey Keitel; “Louder Than Bombs” by Norwegian director Joachim Trier, a drama about the husband and son of a female war photographer discovering a secret about her after her death; “The Sea of Trees” by U.S. director Gus Van Sant, about a suicidal American who meets and befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest; “Sicario” by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, a story about a CIA operation to bring down a Mexican cartel boss.