Cannes 2022: the list of films in the official selection unveiled [MAJ]

Claire Denis, David Cronenberg, James Gray, Kelly Reichardt, Kirill Serebrennikov, Park Chan-wook (among others) will be in the running for the Palme d’Or.

Update of April 22, 2022: A week after the announcement of the official selection of the 74th Cannes Film Festival, its organizers add fifteen films, all competitions combined. Three are in particular in the running for the Palme d’Or: The mountain ottoby Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, A little brother, by Léonor Serraille, and Torment on the Islands, by Albert Serra. We add them to the list below.

Cannes 2022: the Directors’ Fortnight selection unveiled

News of April 14, 2022: The world before is back: Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate, has just revealed the films selected for the 75th Cannes Film Festival – which will take place from May 17 to 28, while the 2021 edition took place in July and that that of 2020 had been purely and simply canceled. It is the last Cannes of its president Pierre Lescure, who will be replaced by Iris Knobloch. The jury has not yet been revealed, its composition will be announced “in the coming days” according to Frémaux.

Here are the announced films:

Special screenings

All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen

The Natural History of Destruction by Sergey Losnitza

trouble in mind by Ethan Coen

Hunt by Lee Jyung-jae

Moonage Daydream by Brett Morgan

Smoking makes you cough by Quentin Dupieux

mi pais imaginario by Patricio Guzmán (documentary)

The Vagabonds by Doroteya Drumeva (1st film)

Feminist response by Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon (1st feature, documentary)

Restos do vento by Tiago Guedes

Little Nicolas – What are we waiting for to be happy? by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre (1st animated film)

rebel by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (midnight screening)

Out of competition

Top Gun Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann

November by Cedric Jimenez

Three thousand years waiting for you by George Miller

Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos

the innocent by Louis Garrel

Cannes Premiere

Our brothers by Rachid Bouchareb

Esterno Notte by Marco Bellochio

Dodo by Panos Koutras

Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas (episodes)

Don Juanby Serge Bozon

The night of the 12, by Dominik Moll

Chronicle of a temporary liaisonby Emmanuel Mouret

In some perspective

The worst by Lise Akoka and Romane Guéret

Kurak Gunler (Burning Days) by Emin Alper

metronom by Alexandru Belc

Domingo and the mist by Ariel Escalante Meza

Map 75 by Hayakawa Chie

Beast by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell

Bodice by Marie Kreutzer

Butterfly Vision by Maksim Nakonechnyi

Godland by Hlynur Palmason

Rodeo by Lola Quivoron

joyland by Saim Sadiq

The Stranger by Thomas M. Wright

The Silent Twins by Agnieszka Smocynska

Return to Seoul by Davy Chou

More than ever by Emily Atef

Mediterranean fever by Maha Haj

The blue of the caftan by Maryam Touzani

Harka by Lotfy Nathan

Cannes 2022: Critics’ Week selection


holy spider by Ali Abasi

The Almond Trees by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

The Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg

Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

Stars at Noon by Claire Denis

Brother and sister by Arnaud Desplechin

Close by Lukas Dhont

Armageddon Time by James Gray

broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Nostalgia by Mario Martone

NMR by Cristian Mungiu

Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Ostlund

Decision to Leave by Park Chan-wook

Show-Up by Kelly Reichardt

Leila’s Brothers by Saeed Roustaee

Boy From Heaven by Tarik Saleh

Tchaikowski’s Wife by Kirill Serebrennikov

Hi Han by Jerzy Skolimowski

The mountain ottoby Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen

A little brother, by Leonor Serraille

Torment on the Islandsby Albert Serra

opening movie

Z (like Z) by Michel Hazanavicius

Future Crimes: the ultra disturbing trailer for the new David Cronenberg

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