Aside from perhaps a surprise announcement or two, the Cannes line-up looks to be set, along with the sidebars Critics Week and Directors Fortnight, and today brings a batch of new trailers from the festival. They include one of our most-anticipated of the line-up, the next film from Lady Chatterley director Pascale Ferran, Bird People, as well as the South Korean thriller A Hard Day, the opening film of Directors Fortnight, Band of Girls, a documentary from The Motel Life director Gabe Polsky, Red Army, executive produced by Werner Herzog, and more. Check out all the trailers below, along with their synopsis, and let us know which film you’re most looking forward to.
Bird People – Pascale Ferran
In the Paris airport zone, two strangers are trying to make sense out of their lives: an American engineer under professional and emotional pressure who decides to radically change the course of his life, and a young hotel chambermaid who faces a life-altering supernatural experience.
A Hard Day – Seong-Hun Kim
A man who causes death by a car accident faces a shocking truth.
Band of Girls – Céline Sciamma
The story focuses on Marieme, 16, who lives her life as a succession of prohibitions. The censorship exercised by the neighborhood, the law laid down by boys, the dead end of school… But her encounter with a group of girls who have claimed their freedom changes everything. She embraces the codes of the street, violence, friendship, to live her youth.
These Final Hours – Zak Hilditch
A young man makes his way to the party to end all parties on the last day on Earth but ends up saving the life of a little girl searching for her father, who ultimately leads him on the path to redemption.
Maidan – Sergei Loznitsa
Maidan, is the central square of Kiev, capital of Ukraine. Starting in November 2013, citizens of all ages and all faiths gathered to protest against the regime of President Yanukovych, who was forced to resign in late March. From November to March, Sergei Loznitsa filmed Maidan.
Red Army – Gabe Polsky
Following the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, RED ARMY tells the story of the nation’s famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its captain Slava Fetisov. Whether he was pitted against enemies in the political arena or on the ice, Fetisov’s story provides a rare glimpse behind the Iron Curtain of the 1970s and ’80s by mirroring the social and political forces at work in the world around him. While helping pave the way for his nation to cross over into the next century, this one man demonstrated how sports could not only be an avenue for creative expression in a world determined to suppress it, but also be something so inextricably intertwined with a nation’s cultural and political identity.
Cannes runs from May 14th to the 25th.
Which of the above films are you most looking forward to?