Asif Kapadia ​is back with Maradona​, thirteen female filmmakers are in.​ ​Find out the first lineup ​of Cannes Film Festival 2019 here.​
Author: Tribe Desk | April 18th 2019
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced its first lineup this morning for the sections - Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Special Screenings, and Midnight Screenings. 

Thirteen female filmmakers have made it into official selection, four of whom will compete for the Palme d’Or, the highest number since 2011. The parallel programs Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week technically fall outside the “Official Selection,” but we are looking forward to those as India tends to finds a spot or two there on occasion.

Of the list below, we are really excited about​ Asif Kapadia making it into the lineup with his documentary on football legend Diego Maradona Out of Competition. If Amy, Senna, Mindhunter and the Irrfan Khan-starrer The Warrior are to go by, this is not to be missed. The film releases in the UK on 14 June 2019. The director has previously been at Festival De Cannes in 1998 with his student film The Sheep Thief and in 2015 with Cannes nominee and Oscar winner Amy.

OPENING NIGHT FILM

The Dead Don’t Die, dir: Jim Jarmusch

COMPETITION
Pain & Glory, dir: Pedro Almodovar
Parasite, dir: Bong Joon-ho
The Wild Goose Lake, dir: Diao Yinan
The Traitor, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Young Ahmed, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Matthias And Maxime, dir: Xavier Dolan
Oh Mercy, dir: Arnaud Desplechin
A Hidden Life, dir: Terrence Malick
Sorry We Missed You, dir: Ken Loach
Little Joe, dir: Jessica Hausner
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, dir: Céline Sciamma
Atlantique, dir: Mati Diop
Sibyl, dir: Justine Triet
It Must Be Heaven, dir: Elia Suleiman
Frankie, dir: Ira Sachs
Bacurau, dirs: Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles
The Whistlers, dir: Corneliu Porumboiu
Les Misérables, dir: Ladj Ly

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Invisible Life, dir: Karim Aïnouz
Beanpole, dir: Kantemir Balagov
The Swallows Of Kabul, dirs: Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
A Brother’s Love, dir: Monia Chokri
The Climb, dir: Michael Covino
Jeanne, dir: Bruno Dumont
A Sun That Never Sets, dir: Olivier Laxe
Chambre 212, dir: Christophe Honoré
Port Authority, dir: Danielle Lessovitz
Papicha, dir: Mounia Meddour
Adam, dir: Maryam Touzani
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi, dir: Midi Z
Liberté, dir: Albert Serra
Bull, dir: Annie Silverstein
Summer Of Changsha, dir: Zu Feng
Evge, dir: Nariman Aliev

OUT OF COMPETITION
Les Plus Belles Années D’Une Vie, dir: Claude Lelouch
Rocketman, dir: Dexter Fletcher
Too Old To Die Young – North Of Hollywood, West Of Hell (two episodes); dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
Diego Maradona, dir: Asif Kapadia
La Belle Epoque, dir: Nicolas Bedos

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, dir: Lee Won-Tae

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Tommaso, dir: Abel Ferrara
Share, dir: Pippa Bianco
For Sama, dirs: Waad Al Kateab & Edward Watts
Etre Vivant Et Le Savoir, dir: Alain Cavalier
Family Romance LLC, dir: Werner Herzog

This year’s Cannes Competition jury is led by the Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu of Birdman and The Revenant. The Un Certain Regard jury is led by Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki who took over the festival last year with her brilliant film Capernaum. The festival will run from 14 - 25 May 2019.
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