Cannes: The festival opens with Jim Jarmusch's zombie film

Cannes: The festival opens with Jim Jarmusch's zombie film

The 72nd Cannes Festival is set to begin May 14 with Jim Jarmusch's zombie film, one of the most iconic figures in American independent films, The Dead Don't Die, the organizers announced Wednesday.

The star-studded horror comedy is premiered on the Croisette in the official competition program, with the director and the protagonists in the spotlight.

Starring comedians Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Selena Gomez, Sara Driver, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, Eszter Balint, Carol Kane and renowned musicians , Directed by Tom Waits, Iggy Pop and RZA.

Jim Jarmusch's thirteenth feature film, The Dead Don't Die, is not just a comedy and a horror genre, it is also a tribute to cinema, the organizers have pointed out.

With poetic and melancholic creations, peculiar humor and anti-heroes, Jim Jarmusch is one of the big favorites of the festival audience in Cannes. The American director has won four awards, including Golden Palma for Best Short Film in 1993 for his Coffee and Cigarette and Grand Prix in 2005 for his comedy Broken Flowers.

The American director most recently was a guest at Cannes in 2016, where two of his films were screened on the official program, Paterson in the competition, and Gimme Danger, a documentary about Iggy Poo in an out-of-contest show. & Nbsp;

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens on 14 May in the French Riviera. The festival runs until May 25, with Alejandro González Inárritu, a five-time Mexican film director, chairing the jury of the official competition program. The official race program will be announced on April 18th.