2019 Cannes Film Festival

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2019 Cannes Film Festival
2019 Cannes Film Festival poster.png
Official poster of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival featuring Agnès Varda, while filming her debut film La Pointe Courte (1955)[1]
Opening filmThe Dead Don't Die
Closing filmThe Specials
LocationCannes, France
Founded1946
Hosted byÉdouard Baer[2]
No. of films21 (In Competition)
18 (Un Certain Regard)
11 (Short films)
Festival date14–25 May 2019
Websitefestival-cannes.com/en

The 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival is currently taking place from 14 to 25 May 2019.[3] Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu serves as jury president.[4][5] American film director Jim Jarmusch's ensemble zombie comedy film The Dead Don't Die served as the opening film of the festival.[6] The festival honoured French filmmaker Agnès Varda, who died in March 2019, featuring her on the official poster of the festival. The photograph used was taken during the filming of her debut film La Pointe Courte (1955), which later screened at the Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Juries[edit]

Main competition[edit]

Un Certain Regard[edit]

Caméra d'or[edit]

  • Rithy Panh, Cambodian-French filmmaker, President[10]
  • Alice Diop, French filmmaker
  • Sandrine Marques, French filmmaker, author and film critic
  • Benoît Delhomme, French cinematographer
  • Nicolas Naegelen, French President Director of Polyson

Cinéfondation and short films[edit]

Independent juries[edit]

International Critics' Week

  • Ciro Guerra, Colombian filmmaker, Jury President[13][14]
  • Amira Casar, French-English actress
  • Marianne Slot, French-Danish film producer
  • Djia Mambu, Belgian-Congolese film journalist and critic
  • Jonas Carpignano, Italian-American filmmaker

L'Œil d'or

Queer Palm

  • Virginie Ledoyen, French actress, Jury President[16]
  • Claire Duguet, French cinematographer and filmmaker
  • Kee-Yoon Kim, French comedian
  • Filipe Matzembacher, Brazilian filmmaker
  • Marcio Reolon, Brazilian filmmaker

Official selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

The following films were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or:[17][18]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Atlantics Atlantique Mati Diop France, Senegal
Bacurau (QP) Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles Brazil
The Dead Don't Die (opening film)[6] Jim Jarmusch United States
Frankie (QP) Ira Sachs United States, France, Portugal, Belgium
A Hidden Life Terrence Malick United States, Germany
It Must Be Heaven Elia Suleiman France, Canada
Little Joe Jessica Hausner Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Matthias & Maxime (QP) Matthias et Maxime Xavier Dolan Canada
Les Misérables (CdO) Ladj Ly France
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo Abdellatif Kechiche France
Oh Mercy! (QP) Roubaix, une lumière Arnaud Desplechin France
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino United States
Pain and Glory (QP) Dolor y gloria Pedro Almodóvar Spain
Parasite 기생충 Bong Joon-ho South Korea
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (QP) Portrait de la jeune fille en feu Céline Sciamma France
Sibyl Justine Triet France
Sorry We Missed You Ken Loach United Kingdom
The Traitor Il traditore Marco Bellocchio Italy
The Whistlers Gomera Corneliu Porumboiu Romania, France, Germany
The Wild Goose Lake 南方车站的聚会 Diao Yinan China
Young Ahmed Le Jeune Ahmed Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Un Certain Regard[edit]

The following films were selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Adam (QP) Maryam Touzani Morocco
Beanpole (QP) Дылда Kantemir Balagov Russia
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia Lorenzo Mattotti France, Italy
A Brother's Love (CdO) La Femme de mon frère Monia Chokri Canada
Bull (CdO) Annie Silverstein United States
The Climb (CdO) Michael Covino United States
Fire Will Come O que arde Oliver Laxe Spain, France, Luxembourg
Freedom (QP) Liberté Albert Serra Spain
Homeward (CdO) Evge Nariman Aliev Ukraine
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão Karim Aïnouz Brazil
Joan of Arc Jeanne Bruno Dumont France
Nina Wu 灼人秘密 Midi Z Taiwan
On a Magical Night Chambre 212 Christophe Honoré France
Once in Trubchevsk Однажды в Трубчевске Larissa Sadilova Russia
Papicha Mounia Meddour France
Port Authority (CdO) (QP) Danielle Lessovitz United States
Summer of Changsha (CdO) 六欲天 Zu Feng China
The Swallows of Kabul Les Hirondelles de Kaboul Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobé Mévellec France
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
La Belle Époque Nicolas Bedos France
Rocketman[19] (QP) Dexter Fletcher United Kingdom
Diego Maradona Asif Kapadia United Kingdom
The Best Years of a Life Les plus belles années d'une vie Claude Lelouch France
Too Old to Die Young Nicolas Winding Refn United States
The Specials (closing film) Hors normes Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano France
Midnight screenings
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil 악인전 Lee Won-tae South Korea
Lux Æterna Gaspar Noé France
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Special screenings[edit]

The following films were selected be shown in the special screenings section:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
5B Dan Krauss United States
Chicuarotes Gael García Bernal Mexico
Family Romance, LLC (ŒdO) Werner Herzog Germany
For Sama (ŒdO) Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts United Kingdom
Ice on Fire Leila Conners United States
La Cordillera de los sueños Patricio Guzmán France, Chile
Que sea ley Juan Solanas Argentina
Share (CdO) Pippa Bianco United States
Living and Knowing You Are Alive Être vivant et le savoir Alain Cavalier France
Tommaso Abel Ferrara Italy
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(ŒdO) indicates film eligible for the Œil d'or for documentary feature.

Short films[edit]

Out of 4,240 entries, the following films were selected to compete for the Short Film Palme d'Or.[20]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Van Erenik Beqiri Albania, France
Anna Dekel Berenson Ukraine, Israel, United Kingdom
The Jump (ŒdO) Vanessa Dumont, Nicolas Davenel France
The Distance Between Us and the Sky (QP) Vasilis Kekatos Greece, France
All Inclusive Teemu Nikki Finland
Who Talks Ingen lyssnar Elin Övergaard Sweden
And Then the Bear Agnès Patron France
Butterflies Parparim Yona Rozenkier Israel
Monster God Monstruo Dios Agustina San Martín Argentina
White Echo Chloë Sevigny United States
The Nap La Siesta Federico Luis Tachella Argentina
(ŒdO) indicates film eligible for the Œil d'or for documentary.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Cinéfondation[edit]

The Cinéfondation section focuses on films made by students at film schools. The following 17 entries (14 live-action and 3 animated films) were selected out of 2,000 submissions. Six of the films selected represent schools participating in Cinéfondation for the first time.[20]

English title Original title Director(s) School
Ambience Wisam Al Jafari Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture, Palestine
Mano a mano Louise Courvoisier CinéFabrique, France
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Thousand Sto dvacet osm tisíc Ondřej Erban FAMU, Czech Republic
Jeremiah (QP) Kenya Gillespie University of Texas at Austin, United States
Pura vida Martin Gonda FTF VŠMU – Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts, Slovakia
Adam Shoki Lin NTU, Singapore
Rift Netek Yarden Lipshitz Louz Sapir College, Israel
Solar Plexus David McShane NFTS, United Kingdom
Rosso: A True Lie About a Fisherman Rosso : La Vera storia falsa del pescatore Clemente Antonio Messana La Fémis, France
As Up to Now Ahogy eddig Katalin Moldovai Budapest Metropolitan University (METU), Hungary
Favourites Favoriten Martin Monk Filmakademie Wien, Austria
Roadkill Leszek Mozga UAL, United Kingdom
The Little Soul Duszyczka Barbara Rupik PWSFTviT, Poland
Hiêu Richard Van CalArts, United States
Bamboe Flo Van Deuren RITCS, Belgium
Complex Subject (QP) Slozhnopodchinennoe Olesya Yakovleva St Petersburg State University of Film and Television, Russia
Alien 령희 Reonghee Yeon Jegwang Korea National University of Arts, South Korea
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Cannes Classics[edit]

The full line-up for the Cannes Classics section was announced on 26 April 2019.[21]

Restorations[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
125, rue Montmartre (1959) Gilles Grangier France
Diary of a Nurse (1957) 护士日记 Tao Jin China
The Doors (1991) Oliver Stone United States
Easy Rider (1969) Dennis Hopper United States
The Golden Age (1930) L'Âge d'or Luis Buñuel France
The Horse Thief (1986) 盗马贼 Tian Zhuangzhuang China
La Cité de la peur (1994) Alain Berbérian France
Loves of a Blonde (1965) Lásky jedné plavovlásky Miloš Forman Czech Republic
Miracle in Milan (1951) Miracolo a Milano Vittorio De Sica Italy
Moulin Rouge (1952) John Huston United Kingdom
Nazarín (1958) Luis Buñuel Mexico
Plogoff, des pierres contre des fusils (1980) Nicole Le Garrec France
Seven Beauties (1975) Pasqualino Settebellezze Lina Wertmüller Italy
The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick United States, United Kingdom
They Loved Life (1957) Kanał Andrzej Wajda Poland
Toni (1934) Jean Renoir France
Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983) Caméra d’Afrique Férid Boughedir Tunisia, France
The White Caravan (1964) თეთრი ქარავანი / Белый караван Tamaz Meliava, Eldar Shengelaya

Georgia

The White Snake Enchantress (1958) 白蛇伝 Hakujaden Taiji Yabushita Japan
The Witness (1969) A tanú Péter Bacsó Hungary
The Woman Who Dared (1943) Le Ciel est à vous Jean Grémillon France
The Young and the Damned (1950) Los Olvidados Luis Buñuel Mexico

Documentaries[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Cinecittà - I mestieri del cinema Bernardo Bertolucci Mario Sesti Italy
Forman vs. Forman Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna Czech Republic, France
La Passione di Anna Magnani Enrico Cerasuolo Italy, France
Les Silences de Johnny Pierre-William Glenn France
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Midge Costin United States

Cinéma de la Plage[edit]

The Cinéma de la Plage is a part of the Official Selection of the festival. The outdoors screenings at the beach cinema of Cannes are open to the public.[22]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The 400 Blows (1959) Les 400 Coups François Truffaut France
La Cité de la peur (1994) Alain Berbérian France
Any Number Can Win (1962) Mélodie en sous-sol Henri Verneuil France, Italy
The Doors (1991) Oliver Stone United States
Hauts les filles (2019) François Armanet, Bayon France
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) 臥虎藏龍 Ang Lee Taiwan, Hong Kong, United States, China
Easy Rider (1969) Dennis Hopper United States
Boyz n the Hood (1991) John Singleton United States
The Patriots (1994) Les Patriotes Éric Rochant France

Parallel sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the International Critics' Week section:[23]

Features[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Abou Leila Amin Sidi-Boumédiène Algeria, France, Qatar
A White, White Day Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur Hlynur Pálmason Iceland, Denmark, Sweden
I Lost My Body J'ai perdu mon corps Jérémy Clapin France
Land of Ashes Ceniza Negra Sofía Quirós Ubeda Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, France
Our Mothers Nuestras Madres César Díaz Guatemala, Belgium, France
The Unknown Saint Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu Alaa Eddine Aljem Morocco, France, Qatar
Vivarium Lorcan Finnegan Ireland, Belgium, Denmark

Short films[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Community Gardens Kolektyvinai Sodai Vytautas Katkus Lithuania
Ikki illa meint Andrias Høgenni Denmark, Faroe Islands
Journey Through a Body (QP) Camille Degeye France
The Last Trip to the Seaside Ultimul drum spre mare Adi Voicu Romania
Lucía en el limbo Valentina Maurel Belgium, France, Costa Rica
The Manila Lover (QP) Johanna Pyykkö Norway, Philippines
Party Day Día de Festa Sofia Bost Portugal
She Runs (QP) Qiu Yang China, France
The Trap Fakh Nada Riyadh Egypt, Germany
Tuesday From 8 to 6 Mardi de 8 à 18 Cecilia de Arce France
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Special screenings[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Features
Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (closing film) 春江水暖 Gu Xiaogang China
Heroes Don't Die Les héros ne meurent jamais Aude Léa Rapin France, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Litigante (opening film) Franco Lolli Colombia, France
You Deserve a Love (QP) Tu mérites un amour Hafsia Herzi France
Short films (1)
Demonic Pia Borg Australia
Naptha Moin Hussain United Kingdom
Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You Brandon Cronenberg Canada
Short films (2)
Invisible Hero Invisível Herói Cristèle Alves Meira Portugal, France
Tenzo Katsuya Tomita Japan
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Invitation[edit]

Films from Morelia International Film Festival:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Satán Carlos Tapia González Switzerland
San Miguel Cris Gris Mexico
The Girl with Two Heads La chica con dos cabezas Betzabé García Mexico
The Thin Air El aire Delgado Pablo Giles Mexico

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the Directors' Fortnight section:[24][25]

Features[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Alice and the Mayor Alice et le Maire Nicolas Pariser France
An Easy Girl Une fille facile Rebecca Zlotowski France
And Then We Danced (QP) Levan Akin Sweden, Georgia
The Bare Necessity (CdO) Perdrix Erwan Le Duc France
Blow It to Bits On va tout péter Lech Kowalski France
Deerskin (opening film) Le Daim Quentin Dupieux France
Dogs Don't Wear Pants Koirat eivät käytä housuja J-P Valkeapää Finland, Latvia
First Love Hatsukoi Takashi Miike Japan, United Kingdom
For the Money Por el dinero Alejo Moguillansky Argentina
Ghost Tropic Bas Devos Belgium
Give Me Liberty Kirill Mikhanovsky United States
The Halt Ang Hupa Lav Diaz Philippines, China
The Lighthouse Robert Eggers Canada, United States
Particles (CdO) Les Particules Blaise Harrison Switzerland, France
Lillian Andreas Horvath Austria
Oleg Juris Kursietis Latvia, Belgium, Lithuania, France
The Orphanage Parwareshgah Shahrbanoo Sadat Denmark, Afghanistan, France
Sick, Sick, Sick (CdO) Sem seu sangue Alice Furtado Brazil, Netherlands, France
Song Without a Name (CdO) Canción sin nombre Melina León Peru, Switzerland
Tlamess (QP) Ala Eddine Slim Tunisia, France
To Live to Sing 活着唱着 Johnny Ma China, France
Wounds Babak Anvari United States
Yves (closing film) Benoît Forgeard France
Zombi Child (QP) Bertrand Bonello France
(CdO) indicates film eligible for the Caméra d'Or as a feature directorial debut.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Special screenings[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Red 11 Robert Rodriguez United States
The Staggering Girl Luca Guadagnino Italy

Short and medium-length films[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ghost Pleasure Plaisir fantôme Morgan Simon France
Grand Bouquet (QP) Nao Yoshigai Japan
Je te tiens Sergio Caballero Spain
The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady Les Extraordinaires Mésaventures de la jeune fille de pierre Gabriel Abrantes France, Portugal
Movements Jeong Da-hee South Korea
Olla Ariane Labed France, United Kingdom
Piece of Meat Jerrold Chong, Huang Junxiang Singapore
Stay Awake, Be Ready Hãy Tỉnh Thức và Sẵn Sàng An Pham Thien Vietnam, South Korea, United States
That Which Is to Come Is Just a Promise Flatform Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand
Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters Deux sœurs qui ne sont pas sœurs Beatrice Gibson United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, France
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

Exhibition[edit]

English title Original title Director(s)
Go Where You Look! (Aloft, Chalkroom and To the Moon) Laurie Anderson, Hsin-Chien Huang

ACID[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independant Cinema) section:[26][27]

Feature films[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
As Happy As Possible Rêve de jeunesse Alain Raoust France, Portugal
Blind Spot L'Angle mort Pierre Trividic, Patrick-Mario Bernard France
Des Hommes (ŒdO) Alice Odiot, Jean-Robert Viallet France
Indianara (ŒdO)(QP) Aude Chevalier-Beaumel, Marcelo Barbosa Brazil
Kongo (ŒdO) Hadrien La Vapeur, Corto Vaclav France
Mickey and the Bear Annabelle Attanasio United States
Solo (ŒdO) Artemio Benki France, Czech Republic, Argentina, Austria
Take Me Somewhere Nice Ena Sendijarević Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vif-argent Stéphane Batut France
(ŒdO) indicates film eligible for the Œil d'or as documentary.
(QP) indicates film in competition for the Queer Palm.

ACID Trip #3 - Argentina[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Brief Story from the Green Planet Breve historia del planeta verde Santiago Loza Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain
Las Vegas Juan Villegas Argentina
Sangre blanca Barbara Sarasola-Day Argentina

Awards[edit]

Official awards[edit]

Independent awards[edit]

Directors' Fortnight[edit]

Pierre Angénieux ExcelLens in Cinematography[edit]

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