The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is coming up May 13-24, and the film selections have been announced.
19 films will be competing in Un Certain Regard, starting on May 14. The judges’ panel for the Un Certain Regard competition will include Isabella Rosellini (President), Haifaa Al-Mansour, Nadine Labaki, Panos H. Koutras, and Tahar Rahim. However, more female directors have been added to the jury. The jury will announce the winners at the Debussy Theatre stage on May 23.
There are several films which have already been creating a lot of buzz. These include Carol (based on the 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel, starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara), Tale of Tales, The Lobster (sci-fi comedy starring Colin Farrell), Ice & Sky (which will be closing the festival), Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, and Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, Tales of Love & Darkness. The midnight showings will include the debut of Asif Kapida’s anticipated documentary, AMY, based on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse.
Certain films are out of the competition, as they have already made it to the big screen, but will still be shown as part of the festival. These include Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron, and Woody Allen’s 50th film, Irrational Man, starting Emma Stone & Joaquin Phoenix.
To see the entire selection of films, click here.