Countdown to Cannes 2017: Who made the competition?
The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is just around the corner, taking place 17th – 28th March at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
Here’s the full line-up of films participating “In Competition” this year.
Based on the novel of the same name, Wonderstruck was directed by Todd Haynes, last seen at Cannes with his much-acclaimed film Carol.
Hazanavicius, best known for his Academy Award-winning silent-era homage The Artist, tells the story of Jean-Luc Godard’s second marriage. Godard himself has been less than complimentary about the movie, calling it a “stupid, stupid idea.” Make up your own mind here.
The South Korean director, known for Right Now, Wrong Then, brings his drama to the competition.
Mundruczó is known for his unsettling 2010 film Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project which competed at Cannes, while his 2014 film White God won that year’s Prize Un Certain Regard. This new film deals with immigration, mysterious powers and exploitation.
The Amazon Studios production stars Joaquin Phoenix and is based on a novella by Jonathan Ames. Never one to shy away from dark topics, Glasgow-born Ramsay is most famous for her adaptation of another literary work, We Need To Talk About Kevin.
The New York fraternal indie filmmaking team brings their tale of a robber on the run to Cannes. The Safdies are known for their 2014 epic Heaven Knows What, a festival favorite.
Known for his 2014 film Leviathan, which won the best screenplay prize at Cannes, the Russian director is back with a bleak tale of a family in crisis.
This comedy, starring Adam Sandler and Emma Thompson, is distributed by Netflix. The inclusion of the streaming giant in this year’s competition has ruffled a few feathers as Cannes crashes into the 21st century. Baumbach is probably best known for his adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox as well as catapulting the career of his now partner Greta Gerwig with Frances Ha.
Desplechin’s most recent film My Golden Days was a film festival, favorite winning various awards in 2015, while his new entry explores love and loss.
Written by the team of Bong Joon-Ho (whose Snowpiercer won 33 awards back in 2013) and Jon Ronson and starring Tilda Swinton, this feature, also from tech giant Netflix, promises to offer a cautionary tale of love, rescue, and capitalism set in South Korea. Watch the trailer here.
Coppola changes pace with this western revenge thriller starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst. Her 2006 film Marie Antoinette won the Cannes Cinema Prize of the French National Education System. Check out the trailer for The Beguiled here.
This movie, set in Calais, is based around the European immigration crisis and owes the timeliness of its subject to Haneke, best known for his Oscar- and Palme d’Or-winning film Amour.