The Cannes Film Festival announced the lineup of its selection of films for the 74th edition scheduled to be held from July 6 to 17. American actor and director Jodie Foster along with others, will receive the Honorary Palme d’Or for their contribution to cinema.
“I am flattered that Cannes thought of me and I am very honoured to be able to share a few words of wisdom or tell an adventure or two with a new generation of filmmakers,” Foster said in a statement.
The announcements were made by Cannes Film Festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux on Thursday during a press conference at the UGC Normandie in Paris.
Besides the total 24 films in the main competition and 12 in A Certain Regard, a section- called the Cannes Premiere- has been introduced to accommodate films that could not be entered into the main competition.
No Indian film has made it to the chase this year.
Leos Carax’s first English feature film Annette, featuring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard, will premiere internationally at the Grand Théâtre Lumière in Cannes’ Palais des festivals, and will then enter the competition. Set in contemporary Los Angeles, Annette tells the story of Henry, a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor and Ann, a singer of international renown. In the spotlight, they are the perfect couple, healthy, happy, and glamourous. The birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious girl with an exceptional destiny, will change their lives.
As per the festival’s guidelines, entry to the festival will be divided into two categories- countries falling in the green zone will have easier access to the festival with a simple saliva test. However, guests will be required to test every 48 hours. The organisers did not elaborate about countries falling in the red category, and said that they would wait and see how the situation pans out in the coming weeks.
Additionally, delegates will have to choose from three options. The first option is to present a certificate attesting that the attendee has taken the first, or both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine within 14 days before attending the festival.
The second way is to present a negative PCR test or an antigen test conducted in the last 48 hours, and the third option is to provide with an immunity certificate conducted within 15 days prior to the festival.
Regular free Covid-19 tests will be conducted at the Palais des Festivals for both French and international guests.
The festival will be broadcast by Canal+ in France and by partnering cinema theatres.
Some of the categories include:
Annette by Leos Carax (opening film)
Three Floors, by Nanni Moretti
Everything Went Fine by François Ozon
A Hero by Asghar Farhadi
Titane by Julia Ducournau
The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson
Red Rocket by Sean Baker
Petrov’s Flu by Kirill Serebrennikov
France by Bruno Dumont
Nitramby Justin Kurzel
Memoria by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Lingui by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Paris 13th District by Jacques Audiard
The Restless by Joachim Lafosse
La Fracture by Catherine Corsini
Casablanca Beats by Nabil Ayouch
The Worst Person In The World by Joachim Trier
Compartment No.6, by Juho Kuosmanen
Ahed’s Knee, by Nadav Lapid
Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Bergman Island, by Mia Hansen-Love
Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven
The Story Of My Wife by Ildikó Enyedi
Flag Day, by Sean Penn
Hold Me Tight, Mathieu Amalric
Cow, Andrea Arnold
Love Songs For Tough Guys, Samuel Benchetrit
Deception, Arnaud Desplechin
Jane Par Charlotte, Charlotte Gainsbourg
In Front Of Your Face, Hong Sang-Soo
Mothering Sunday, Eva Husson
Evolution, Kornél Mundruczo
Val, Ting Poo, Leo Scott
JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass, Oliver Stone
Un Certain Regard:
The Innocents, Eskil Vogt
After Yang, Kogonada
Lamb, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Noche De Fuego, Tatiana Huezo
Bonne Mère, Hafsia Herzi
Blue Bayou, Justin Chon
Moneyboys, C.B Yi
Freda, Gessica Généus
Un Monde, Laura Wandel
Commitment Hasan, Hasan Semih
House Arrest, Alexey German Jr.
And Then There Was A Morning, Eran Kolirin
Unclenching The Fists, Kira Kovalenko
Women Do Cry, Mina Mileva (Bulgaria), Vesela Kazakova
Rehana Maryam Noor, Abdullah Mohammad Saad
Great Freedom, Sebastian Meise
La Civil, Teodora Ana Mihai
Gaey Wa’r, Na Jiazuo