UPDATE: The line-up for the 75th Cannes Film Festival – as it looks so far, there are still additions to be made – has been revealed with 18 films in competition (see the full lists below). Included in the run are returning Palme d’Or winners such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Cristian Mungiu, Ruben Ostlund and the Dardenne brothers.
Other well-known names who will launch new works in the competition include James Gray, Claire Denis, Park Chan-wook, Kelly Reichardt, Jerzy Skolimowski and, as expected, David Cronenberg.
Across the rest of the official committee, George Miller’s Three thousand years of longing was confirmed for an out of competition spot while Ethan Coen shows up in Special Screenings with Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind.
A total of 49 films were announced today, including Michel Hazanavicius’ Z (Sum Z) aka Final Cut, which opens the festival on May 17 without competition. The zombie comedy stars Bérénice Bejo and Romain Duris.
See below for the full list announced today and we will return with a closer look and analysis.
EARLIER: Confused by the pandemic of the last two years – and just in time for its 75th anniversary – the Cannes Film Festival is finally on its way back to its usual May place. And as such, President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux are announcing the line-up for the event this morning from Paris’ UGC Normandy cinema on the Champs-Elysées. (Scroll down to see the full list as we update live.)
You can also watch the livestream here.
Among the star titles already confirmed for a ride up the red carpet is Paramount / Skydance’s Tom Cruise successor Top Gun: Maverick (where Cruise is specially celebrated by the party) and Warner Bros. / Roadshow’s ElvisThe Elvis Presley biography of Baz Luhrmann with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.
In a twist, there is still no word on a jury president, and we do not yet know what will open the case on May 17 (the party runs through May 28).
Movies that are widely tipped to be launched from Croisette include Three thousand years of longing from director George Miller and starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton; and David Cronenbergs The Crimes of the Future, with Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen in the lead roles. Both filmmakers wanted to return to Cannes.
As we revealed earlier this week, a movie that will not be there, but which had also been speculated to be part of the official selection, Disney / Pixars Light year. Similarly, David Lynch shot down suggestions that he has a new movie on the way to the Riviera.
Check back below for lineup, which will be updated as movies are announced:
CANNES 2021 OFFICIAL COMMITTEE
Les Amandiers, director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Holy Spider, directed by Ali Abbasi
Crimes Of The Future, directed by David Cronenberg
Stars At Noon, director: Claire Denis
Brother and sister, instruction: Arnaud Desplechin
Tori And Lokita, director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Armageddon Time, Instruction: James Gray
Close, instruction: Lukas Dhont
Broker, instruction: Hirokazu Kore-eda
RMN, instruction: Cristian Mungiu
Triangle Of Sadness, instruction: Ruben Østlund
Showing Up, directed by Kelly Reichardt
Decision To Leave, instruction: Park Chan-wook
Nostalgia, says: Mario Martone
Tchaikovsky’s Wife, Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Boy From Heaven, directed by Tarik Saleh
Leila’s Brothers, director: Saeed Roustaee
Eo, instruction: Jerzy Skolimowski
IN SOME PERSPECTIVE
* Les Pires, director: Lisa Akoka, Romane Gueret
Burning Days, instruction: Emin Alps
* Metronome, instruction: Alexandru Belc
All The People I’ll Never Be, Direction: Davy Chou
Sick Of Myself, instruction: Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo And The Mist, directed by Ariel Escalante Meza
* Plan 75, instruction: Hayakawa Chie
* Beast, director: Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Corsage, instruction: Marie Kreutzer
* Butterfly Vision, instruction: Maksim Nakonechnyi
The Silent Twins, directed by Agnieszka Smocynska
The Stranger, directed by Thomas M Wright
* Joyland, director: Saim Sadiq
* Rodeo, instruction: Lola Quivoron
Godland, instruction: Hlynur Palmason
Our Brothers, director: Rachid Bouchareb
Nightfall, instruction: Marco Bellocchio
Dodo, instruction: Panos H Koutras
Irma Vep (series), direction: Olivier Assayas
OUT OF COMPETITION
Z (Like Z), instruction: Michel Hazanavicius
Top Gun: Maverick, Instruction: Joseph Kosinski
Elvis, director: Baz Luhrmann
November, directed by Cédric Jimenez
Three Thousand Years Of Longing, Direction: George Miller
Masquerade, director: Nicolas Bedos
Hunt, director: Lee Jung-Jae
Moonage Daydream, instruction: Brett Morgen
Smoking Makes You Cough, instruction: Quentin Dupieux
All That Breathes, Director: Shaunak Sen
The Natural History of Destruction, director: Sergei Loznitsa
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, Direction: Ethan Coen
* Denotes the first film eligible for the Camera d’Or