Paris, 17 Jul 2021 (AFP) – These are the 24 films in contention for the Palme d’Or at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the result of which will be announced this Saturday (17th).
– “Annette”, by the French Leos Carax. Starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, who impersonate a star couple whose lives change with the arrival of their first child.
– “Benedetta”, by the Dutchman Paul Verhoeven. Portrait of a homosexual nun set in the 15th century and based on real events.
– “The French Dispatch”, by American Wes Anderson. Filmed in southwest France and starring Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Benicio del Toro and Adrien Brody.
– “Tout s’est bien passé”, by Frenchman François Ozon. Adapted from Emmanuèle Bernheim’s novel of the same name, about a daughter who helps her father to die. With Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling and André Dussollier in the cast.
– “Tre piani”, by the Italian Nanni Moretti. Two decades after winning the Palme d’Or, the director returns to Cannes with a film about several families who live in the same building.
– “A Hero”, by the Iranian Asghar Farhadi. A psychological thriller with which the oscarizado filmmaker returned to filming in his native country.
– “Flag day”, by the American Sean Penn. About the double life of a family man.
– “Red Rocket”, by American Sean Baker. An independent film that chronicles the return of a porn star to her small town in Texas.
– “Petrov’s Flu”, by Russian Kirill Serebrennikov. A film between dream and reality that portrays the life of a comic artist in post-Soviet Russia.
– “Memoria”, by the Thai Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Tilda Swinton plays an orchidophile who travels to Colombia to visit her sister and begins to hear strange sounds.
– “Titane”, by the French Julia Ducournau. Starring Vincent Lindon, tells the return of a boy who disappeared 10 years ago and the reunion with his father.
– “”Haut et fort”, by Moroccan Nabil Ayouch, a film set in the world of hip hop that describes the creativity of the youth of Morocco.
– “Bergman Island”, by French Mia Hansen-Love. A couple of American filmmakers settle on the island that inspired the Swedish filmmaker. Tim Roth is the protagonist.
– “Drive my car”, by Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi. A film based on a work by Haruki Murakami.
– “The story of my wife”, by the Hungarian Ildikó Enyedi. A drama with the French Léa Seydoux and Louis Garrel.
– “Ahed’s knee”, by the Israeli Nadav Lapid. A filmmaker faces the death of his mother.
– “Compartment N. 6”, by the Finnish Juho Kuosmanen. A “road-movie” about a woman who takes a train to the Arctic Circle.
– “The worst person in the world”, by the Norwegian Joachim Trier. It tells the story of a woman in Oslo who seeks to rebuild her life.
– “La fracture”, by French Catherine Corsini. A film set in a hospital, with Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Marina Foïs.
– “Les intranquilles”, by the Belgian Joachim Lafosse. Drama that explores the intricacies of bipolar disorder.
– “Les Olympiades”, by the French Jacques Audiard. Filmed in a multi-ethnic neighborhood of Paris, it features award-winning Céline Sciamma in the screenplay.
– “Lingui”, by the Chadian Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. Drama about a pregnant teenager in Chad, where abortion is prohibited.
– “Nitram”, by the Australian Justin Kurzel. A film that, through the memory of a massacre with dozens of dead in 1996, deals with the sale of weapons.
– “France”, by the French Bruno Dumont. Léa Seydoux embodies a famous journalist whose life changes completely after an accident.