Cannes Film Festival Program Announced
The world's largest international Film Festival Cannes is preparing to bring the cinema world together for the 72nd time. The films that will be competed by the festival management annually and announced at a press conference were announced. The festival will be held on 14-25 May in Cannes, France's seaside city. This year, giant directors of the cinema world will compete for the Golden Palm.
Festival directors Thierry Fremaux and Pierre Lescure held 19 traditionally anticipated press conferences each year, announcing 19 films to compete in Cannes. This year, the award-winning world of cinema in the competition not selected a candidate from Turkey giants Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach, the Dardenne brothers, are the films of directors like Arnaud's Despleh.
The festival will take place in Cannes’s famous Corisette hall, where films from around the world will be screened by jury members and special guests. The jury will be chaired by Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who won the Oscar for Best Director, Film and Screenplay in 2015 for Birdman.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, who chaired the jury of the competition in 2017, returned to the festival with his film "Pain and Victory". The film tells the story of a melancholic director, starring Antonio Banderas. One of the indispensable names of the festival, the brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who won the two-time Golden Palm, are ambitious with the film Genç Young Ahmed tı in which he describes the radicalization of a teenager. Young Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who won the festival grand prize at a young age, will try the Golden Palm again with "Matthias and Maxime".
Ken Loach, the two-time winner of the Golden Palm, will compete in the film "Sorry We Missed You", a story about an ordinary couple trying to survive a good and difficult day. American director Terrence Malick will compete again with his film "A Hidden Life" eight years after winning the Golden Palm.
The 80-year-old famous French actor Alain Delon, who was awarded this year's Golden Palm honors for his "spectacular presence in the cinema" in 80 films, will also be present at the festival. Elton John will come to Cannes for the documentary "Rocket Man" about his life. A documentary about the life of the great footballer Maradona will be shown at the festival.
In the non-competition section of the festival, French director Claude Lelouche, who won the Golden Palm with his film "A Man and a Woman" 53 years ago, will be shown in the sequel.
19 films will compete in the festival, a new film can be added until the last moment. The fact that director Quentin Tarantino, the ‘genius child ın of the cinema, was not on the competition list brought to mind that Tarantino would be added to the list afterwards. Famous director's film, which does not reach the selective committee, is expected to be added to the list before the competition. Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.