The Cannes Film Festival: the most interesting films of the competition

The Cannes Film Festival returns with the official competition through a very interesting stock of titles, of which we suggest the films to keep an eye on

This morning the announcement of all the films of the 74th Cannes Film Festival was held at the UGC Normandie cinema on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. It will be a face-to-face edition, the first since the festival was canceled last year due to the pandemic. Although the jury is not yet confirmed, we know for sure that the president will be Spike Lee, who will guide the other jurors towards the decision of the awards. In addition to the official competition, the films out of competition and the titles belonging to the parallel section of the festival have been announced: Un Certain Regard.

The Cannes Film Festival and the most interesting films of the official competition

It was official but with the press conference comes the decisive confirmation: The French Dispatch will be in competition at Cannes. We are obviously talking about the latest film by Wes Anderson, a filmmaker who needs no introduction, of which we recommend Grand Budapest Hotel. As often happens in his films, the cast is of the highest level and the stars involved are many. Often some films in the competition come out in Italy after a long time and only if they win prizes. The French Dispatch instead will have an Italian release date, however it has not yet been released. In addition to the Italian film Tre Piani by Nanni Moretti which will be released in Italy on 23 September, another great director present at Cannes will be Jacques Audiard.

The Cannes Film Festival: the most interesting films of the competition

Already winner of many awards, including the Palme d’Or and much more, the aforementioned French filmmaker is considered one of the most interesting living authors but has directed few films. Also for this reason it is not very famous. That said, pay attention to Paris 13th District, his latest film in the official competition. Together with this great author, we cannot forget to mention the new film by Asgard Farhadi, A Hero, Tout S’est Bien Passe by Francois Ozon and Petrov’s Flu by Kirill Serebrennikov. If you have managed to see Body and Soul, be sure to see The Story of My Wife by Ildikó Enyedi.

Below we leave you all the films present in Cannes distributed in the various circuits.

COMPETITION

Annette (Leos Carax)
The French Dispatch (Wes Anderson)
Benedetta (Paul Verhoeven)
A Hero (Asghar Farhadi)
Everything went well (Francois Ozon)
Three floors (Nanni Moretti)
Titanium (Julia Ducournau)
Red Rocket (Sean Baker)
Petrov’s Flu (Kirill Serebrennikov)
France (Bruno Dumont)
Nitram (Justin Kurzel)
Memory (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Lingui (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Paris 13th District (Jacques Audiard)
The Restless (Joachim Lafosse)
The Fracture (Catherine Corsini)
The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)
Compartment No. 6 (Juho Kuosmanen)
Casablanca Beats (Nabil Ayouch)
Ahed’s Knee (Nadav Lapid)
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Bergman Island (Mia Hansen-Løve)
The Story of My Wife (Ildikó Enyedi)

OUT OF COMPETITION

From Her Alive (Emmanuelle Bercot)
Emergency Declaration (Han Jae-Rim)
The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes)
Stillwater (Tom McCarthy)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

Bloody Oranges (Jean-Christophe Meurisse)

CANNES PREMIERES

Evolution (Kornél Mundruczo)
Deception (Arnuad Desplechin)
Cow (Andrea Arnold)
Love Songs for Tough Guys (Samuel Benchetrit)
Mothering Sunday (Eva Husson)
Hold Me Tight (Mathieu Amalric)
In Front of Your Face (Hong Sang-soo)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

H6 (Yé Yé)
Black Notebooks (Shlomi Elkabetz)
Mariner of the Mountains (Karim Aïnouz)
Jane By Charlotte (Charlotte Gainsbourg)
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (Oliver Stone)

IN SOME PERSPECTIVE

One World (Laura Wandel)
The Innocents (Eskil Vogt)
After Yang (Kogonada)
Commitment Hasan (Hasan Semih)
Lamb (Valdimar Jóhannsson)
Good Mother (Hafsia Herzi)
Delo (House Arrest) (Alexey German Jr.)
La Civil (Teodara Ana Mihai)
Night of Fire (Tatiana Huezo)
Blue Bayou (Justin Chon)
Moneyboys (C.B Yi)
Freda (Gessica Géneus)