Desplechin film to open Cannes Film Festival

The organisers of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival have unveiled this year’s contenders for the much coveted Palme d’Or. With a jury headed by Pedro Almodóvar, a festival regular who has had six film in competiton over the past few years without ever winning the top prize, the festival kicks-off with Arnaud Desplechin‘s Marion Cotillard-led Ismael’s Ghosts. Desplechin’s Trois Souvenirs de Ma Jeunesse won the SACD prize in the Director’s Fortnight competition at the 2015 festival.  There are new films from Lynne Ramsay, Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Michael Haneke, Sofia Coppola, Hong Sang-soo, Bong Joon-ho, Noah Baumbach, the Safdies and the final film from Abbas Kiarostami. The films in competition for Director’s Fortnight will be announced over the coming days.  Here is the full line-up.


Opening film: Les Fantômes d’Ismaël (dir: Arnaud Desplechin)

In Competition: BPM) Beats Per Minute (dir: Robin Campillo)
The Beguiled (dir: Sofia Coppola)
The Day After (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
A Gentle Creature (dir: Sergei Loznitsa)
Good Time (dirs: Benny & Josh Safdie)
Happy End (dir: Michael Haneke)
In the Fade (dir: Fatih Akin)
Jupiter’s Moon (dir: Kornél Mundruczó)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (dir: Yorgos Lanthimos)
Redoubtable (dir: Michel Hazanavicius)
Loveless (dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev)
The Meyerowitz Stories (dir: Noah Baumbach)
Okja (dir: Bong Joon-ho)
Radiance (dir: Naomi Kawase)
Wonderstruck (dir: Todd Haynes)
You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay)


Un Certain Regard:Barbara (dir: Mathieu Amalric) – opening film
April’s Daughter (dir: Michel Franco)
Beauty and the Dogs (dir: Kaouther Ben Hania)
Before We Vanish (dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
Closeness (dir: Kantemir Balagov)
The Desert Bride (dir: Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)
Directions (dir: Stephan Komandarev)
Dregs (dir: Mohammad Rasoulof)
Jeune Femme (dir: Léonor Serraille)
L’Atelier (dir: Laurent Cantet)
Lucky (dir: Sergio Castellitto)
The Nature of Time (dir: Karim Moussaoui)
Out (dir: György Kristóf)
Western (dir: Valeska Grisebach)
Wind River (dir: Taylor Sheridan)

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