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Cannes 2019 Lineup Includes New Films from Terrence Malick, Bong Joon-ho, Jessica Hausner & More

Written by on April 18, 2019 

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will get underway next month and today Thierry Frémaux has unveiled the lineup. Some festival alums will return, including Terrence Malick, who last came to Cannes with his Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life and will now debut his three-hour-long A Hidden Life (formerly known as Radegund). Also returning is Jim Jarmusch, Dardennes, Bong Joon-ho, Arnaud Desplechin, Pedro Almodóvar, Corneliu Porumboiu, Ken Loach, Marco Bellocchio, Kleber Mendonça Filho, and Xavier Dolan.

In competition this year are a number of highly-anticipated from up-and-coming directors as well, including Jessica Hausner’s Amour Fou follow-up Little Joe and Mati Diop’s directorial debut Atlantics. Diao Yinan (Golden Bear winner for Black Coal, Thin Ice) will also bring his new drama The Wild Goose Lake to competition, along with Ira Sachs’ Isabelle Huppert-led Frankie and Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

In other sections, Bruno Dumont’s sequel Jeanne, Olivier Laxe’s Mimosas follow-up A Sun That Never Sets, and Albert Serra’s Liberté will play in Un Certain Regard, while new films from Abel Ferrara and Werner Herzog will play as Special Screenings. Out of competition features two episodes of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young as well as the Elton John biopic Rocketman, Asif Kapadia’s Diego Maradona, and more.

Expect more additions in the weeks to come, including perhaps Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is reportedly “fantastic” in the words of Frémaux, but isn’t ready yet due to an intensive post-production process that includes striking a 35mm print. For now, check out the lineup below with images where available.

COMPETITION
Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)

The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)

The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)

Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)

Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)

Oh Mercy! (Arnaud Desplechin)

Atlantics (Mati Diop)

Matthias and Maxime (Xavier Dolan)

Little Joe (Jessica Hausner)

The Dead Don’t Die (Jim Jarmusch)

Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach)

Les misérables (Ladj Ly)

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick) (new image via One Big Soul)

Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)

The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)

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Frankie (Ira Sachs)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)

It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)

Sibyl (Justine Triet)

OUT OF COMPETITION
Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher)
The Best Years of a Life (Claude Lelouch)
Too Old To Die Young (Nicolas Winding Refn)

Diego Maradona (Asif Kapadia)
La Belle Époque (Nicolas Bedos)

UN CERTAIN REGARD
Invisible Life (Karim Aïnouz)
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov)
The Swallows of Kabul (Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec)
A Brother’s Love (Monia Chokri)
The Climb (Michael Covino)
Jeanne (Bruno Dumont)

A Sun That Never Sets (Olivier Laxe)
Room 212 (Christophe Honoré)
Port Authority (Danielle Lessovitz)
Papicha (Mounia Meddour)
Adam (Maryam Touzani)
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi (Midi Z)
Liberté (Albert Serra)
Bull (Annie Silverstein)
Summer of Changsha (Zu Feng)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
Tommaso (Abel Ferrara)
Share (Pippa Bianco)
For Sama (Waad Al Kateab & Edward Watts)
Etre vivant et le savoir (Alain Cavalier)
Family Romance, L.L.C (Werner Herzog)
Que Sea Ley (Juan Solanas)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (Lee Won-Tae)

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14-25.


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