Posted: April 18th, 2019, 12:27 pm
We have the line-up peeps (probably with a few titles still to come). I can't find an article that gives a summary of each of the films, hopefully one will appear.
Edit: added brief summaries that I found on the net.
Edit: added brief summaries that I found on the net.
Many good directors here - I'm delighted that Celine Sciamma finally has a film in competition and it's easily one of my most anticipated of the year. I was hoping to see the new Leos Carax film among the mix, though, I wonder if it's not finished or not good enough?Competition
The Dead Don’t Die (dir: Jim Jarmusch) – opening film "The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves" w/ Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton
Atlantique (dir: Mati Diop) "recounts the odyssey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-threatening boat crossing. Melancholic and mysterious, the film urgently and elegantly addresses the perils of illegal migration."
Nighthawk (dir: Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles) "involves a filmmaker visiting the interiors of Brazil to film a documentary. However, when a small village loses their eldest matriarch, the 144 year old Dona Carmelita, strange things begin to happen amongst the villagers, who appear to be harboring troubling secrets." w/ Sonia Braga
Frankie (dir: Ira Sachs) "Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces." w/ Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, Brendan Gleeson, Greg Kinnear
A Hidden Life (dir: Terrence Malick) "The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II." w/ Matthias Schoenarts, Bruno Ganz
It Must Be Heaven (dir: Elia Suleiman) "sees the director travel to different places and finds points of comparison with his homeland [Palestine]. In Paris, in New York, in every city, there are cops and bureaucracy and checkpoints and bigotry."
Les Misérables (dir: Ladj Ly) "With a gun at his belt and a truncheon in his hand, Pento has just joined the Seine-Saint-Denis anti-crime brigade. With his teammates, he develops specific methods."
Little Joe (dir: Jessica Hausner) "A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?" w/ Ben Whishaw
Matthias and Maxime (dir: Xavier Dolan) "said to be set in Québec and focuses on a group of late-twentysomethings" w/ Dolan, Anne Dorval
Oh Mercy! (dir: Arnaud Desplechin) "A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered." w/ Léa Seydoux
Parasite (dir: Bong Joon-ho) "a psychological thriller about a family who conceive an interest in their next-door neighbours – which gets them into a world of trouble" w/ Song Kang-ho
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (dir: Céline Sciamma) "An intimate and thoughtful love story between a painter and her model in 18th century France" w/ Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel
Sibyl (dir: Justine Triet) "A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer." w/ Adèle Exarchopoulos
Sorry We Missed You (dir: Ken Loach) "A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England."
Pain and Glory (dir: Pedro Almodóvar) "A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him." w/ Penelope Crez, Antonio Banderas
The Traitor (dir: Marco Bellocchio) "The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called "boss of the two worlds", first mafia informant in Sicily 1980's." w/ Pierfrancesco Favino
La Gomera (dir: Corneliu Porumboiu) "A police officer comes to the Spanish island of La Gomera to learn the language of El Silbo and to free Zsolt, a controversial businessman arrested in Bucharest."
The Wild Goose Lake (dir: Diao Yinan) "concerns a gangster on the run, sacrificing everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam." w/ Liao Fan
The Young Ahmed (dir: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne) "A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran."
Un Certain Regard
Adam (dir: Maryam Touzani)
Dylda (dir: Kantemir Balagov)
A Brother’s Love (dir: Monia Chokri)
Bull (dir: Annie Silverstein)
The Climb (dir: Michael Covino)
Evge (dir: Nariman Aliev)
Liberté (dir: Albert Serra)
Invisible Life (dir: Karim Aïnouz)
Jeanne (dir: Bruno Dumont)
Room 212 (dir: Christophe Honoré)
Papicha (dir: Mounia Meddour)
Port Authority (dir: Danielle Lessovitz)
Summer of Changsha (dir: Zu Feng)
The Swallows of Kabul (dir: Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec)
A Sun That Never Sets (dir: Olivier Laxe)
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi (dir: Midi Z)
Out of competition
The Best Years of a Life (dir: Claude Lelouch)
Diego Maradona (dir: Asif Kapadia)
La Belle Époque (dir: Nicolas Bedos)
Rocketman (dir: Dexter Fletcher)
Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell (TV series – creator: Nicolas Winding Refn)
The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (dir: Lee Won-Tae)
Family Romance, LLC (dir: Werner Herzog)
For Sama (dir: Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts)
Que Sea Ley (dir: Juan Solanas)
Share (dir: Pippa Bianco)
To Be Alive and Know It (dir: Alain Cavalier)
Tommaso (dir: Abel Ferrara)
•The Cannes film festival runs 14-25 May. The Jury President will be Alejandro G. Iñárritu.