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.