The most ambitious French film festival is almost ready to start. Cannes has just announced the list of movies that will be presented during the 75th edition of the festival, and the lineup is quite unique: for starters, The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius will open the festival, but out of competition, with his new zombie comedy Z.
South Korean Park Chan-wook will return to Cannes after the win of the Grand Prix for Oldboy in 2004, with a new mystery thriller titled Decision to leave. However, this competition will be a hard challenge, considering the return of David Cronenberg to the festival: the Canadian director has become an icon of the horror sci-fi genre in the 80s and now is coming back with another horror titled Crimes of the future starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen.
Although the competition is full of promising films, the out-of-competition lineup has some exciting comebacks: Ethan Coen is joining the festival with special streaming of Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind, a documentary on the rock star legend; but the new Buz Luhrmann movie is the one the caught the attention. Elvis, the biopic about the iconic king of rock and roll, starring Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, and Tom Hanks, will have its world premiere at Cannes.
Alongside Elvis, Cannes is proud to present Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the famous Tom Cruise action movie that became a cult. With these two major projects, the Cannes Festival is ready to come back to its original form after two years of COVID restrictions and cinema shutdowns, as well as evolving with Iris Knobloch as Cannes’ first-ever female president.
The festival will take place between the 17th and the 28th of May.