The Hollywood Reporter is already rolling out the predictions.
After a 74th edition postponed to July in 2021, Cannes festival returns this year in May, precisely from the 17th to the 28th on the Croisette, in an edition still kept secret. Queen category, the In Competition selection is the subject of speculation each year as to the films chosen to compete for the Palme d’Or. This year, the first to anticipate this selection are the editors of The Hollywood Reporterwho are already revealing their theoretical and non-exhaustive selection, made up of twenty films to be found (perhaps) at the Palais des Festivals.
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Among this theoretical selection, we find several filmmakers who already have a history with the Cannes festival. For example, in the opening movie, THR would love to see the biopic Elvis by Baz Luhrmann with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. 21 years ago is Red Mill !by the same director, who opened the festivities… We also note Rebecca Zlotowski (already selected for Un Certain Regard for Grand Central and winner of the SACD award for An easy girl), Alice Winocour (notably selected for Critics’ Week for augustinethen present in this same jury in 2016) or Serge Bozon (tip Top, previously selected for the Directors’ Fortnight). The sequel to the recently Oscar-winning film The Father, by Florian Zeller, titled The Sonalso appears in the list: we know thathe finished his shoot this winter, which suggests that it would be ready to be screened as early as May. Another interesting note: Blonde hairby Andrew Dominik, a film made for Netflix by the creator of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which does not yet have a release date on the platform because of its very explicit scenes. If indeed selected, it would be an outstretched hand of the festival organizers towards Netflixwhose mode of distribution was publicly criticized by Thierry Frémaux in 2018, to the point that the studio ended up withdrawing its films from the selection.
- Elvis by Baz Luhrmann
- She said by Maria Schrader
- Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg
- Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund
- The Son by Florian Zeller
- Show-Up by Kelly Reichardt
- SteroidCity by Wes Anderson
- Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky
- Lightyear by Angus MacLane
- bardo by Alejandro González Iñárritu
- stars at noon by Claire Denis
- Bones and All by Luca Guadagnino
- On Barren Weeds by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- Emily by Frances O’Connor
- God’s Creature by Saela Davis and Anna Rose Holmer
- Enys Men by Mark Jenkins
- Other people’s children by Rebecca Zlotowski
- See Paris again by Alice Winocourt
- Don Juan by Serge Bozon
- Blonde hair by Andrew Dominick