The 21 Films In Competition This Year

Winners will likely be competing for The Palme d’Or trophy. (Image courtesy: AFP)

This 12 months’s Cannes Film Festival has 21 movies in competitors, together with films from 4 previous winners of the highest prize Palme d’Or, in addition to a number of cult favourites. The pageant begins on Tuesday, with the winners to be introduced on the closing ceremony on May 28.

Crimes Of The Future

The horrible genius behind The Fly and Crash, David Cronenberg returns to his physique horror roots with a story starring Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart about individuals indulging in revolting surgical alterations for creative and sexual pleasure. Buckets on the prepared.

Triangle Of Sadness

The king of cringe, Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund took a scalpel to trendy bourgeois niceties together with his Palme d’Or-winning “The Square” in 2017. In an analogous vein, his newest locations two fashions and a cleansing woman on a desert island with a gaggle of billionaires.

Tchaikovsky’s Wife

The enfant horrible of Russian movie and theatre, Kirill Serebrennikov fell foul of authorities together with his caustic assaults on conservative values and was barred from travelling to Cannes for 2 earlier nominations. Now in exile, he ought to be current for his historic story concerning the well-known composer.

Armageddon Time

James Gray has made large sweeping dramas, from area odyssey “Ad Astra” with Brad Pitt to Amazon journey “The Lost City of Z”. This one relies on his adolescence in Eighties New York and a college ruled by Donald Trump’s father, starring Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins.


Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda gained the Palme d’Or in 2018 for his lovely and touching household story “Shoplifters”. Featuring the star of “Parasite” Song Kang-ho, this one is about individuals dropping off infants in “child containers” to be sorted by different households.

Decision To Leave

Park Chan-wook had a world hit with nightmarish thriller “Old Boy” that gained him the runner-up Grand Prix in 2004. This time, the South Korean brings his distinctive stylings to the acquainted trope of a detective falling for the prime suspect in a homicide investigation.

Showing Up

Kelly Reichardt has progressively constructed up a cult following along with her mini-masterpieces about life on the perimeters of American society, together with 2019 sleeper hit “First Cow”. She is reunited along with her favorite muse Michelle Williams for a self-reflective take a look at a small-town artist attempting to beat distractions.

Tori And Lokita

Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne make easy however devastating slice-of-life tales and are amongst a handful to have gained the Palme d’Or twice. Their newest follows the friendship of two African youngsters exiled in Belgium.

Stars At Noon

One of France’s most lauded auteurs, Claire Denis is having a busy 12 months, having already gained the directing prize at this 12 months’s Berlinale. Her Cannes entry is a political thriller set in Central America starring Robert Pattinson.


Romania’s Cristian Mungiu gained the Palme d’Or in 2007 for his bleak however important abortion movie, “4 Months, 3 Weeks and a couple of Days”. This one explores ethnic and political tensions in a distant Transylvanian village.


Belgium’s Lukas Dhont gained the Camera d’Or newcomer award in 2018 for his debut “Girl” a couple of trans ballet dancer. Here he tackles two youngsters separated by a tragedy.

Boy From Heaven

A daring movie about energy struggles within the main centre of Sunni Islam, the Al-Azhar University in Egypt, from Swedish director Tarik Saleh.

Holy Spider

Having gained the Un Certain Regard part in 2018 with Border, Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi heads for the Iranian non secular metropolis of Mashhad the place a household man seeks to rid the streets of prostitutes.

Forever Young

A story of affection, life and tragedy in a Paris theatre troupe in opposition to the outbreak of AIDS within the Eighties from French-Italian director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.


Italian director Mario Martone pays homage to his hometown of Naples.

Brother And Sister

Marion Cotillard stars in a drama about feuding siblings introduced again collectively by the demise of their dad and mom, directed by Cannes veteran Arnaud Desplechin.

Leila’s Brothers

Iran’s Saeed Roustaee made a splash final 12 months together with his punchy cop thriller “Just 6.5”. His new movie examines the financial struggles of a household in a rustic hit by worldwide sanctions.


Following a donkey from the circus to the slaughterhouse, this treatise in opposition to animal cruelty is from 84-year-old Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, who was first in competitors at Cannes in 1972.


Spanish director Albert Serra heads for Tahiti to discover the diplomatic tensions round French nuclear testing.

Mother And Son

France’s Leonor Serraille follows a Senegalese mom from the Eighties to the current day as she tries to ascertain a life within the Paris suburbs.

The Eight Mountains

A narrative of a lifelong friendship between boys and their rural house from Belgian husband-and-wife group Felix Van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch.

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