Cannes Film Festival 2019

Cannes Film Festival 2019 is happening this month from the 14th till the 25th of May and we will show you everything you need to know until the winners are announced! Here are all the nominees for the Cannes Film Festival of 2019!

The poster for the Cannes Film Festival 2019.

Cannes Film Festival 2019       

About Cannes Film Festival

Each year actors, actresses, filmmakers and film enthusiast flock to Cannes, France. Here the annual Cannes Film Festival is being hosted which gives previews of new films in all categories, new documentaries and that with content from all over the world. This year is the 72nd edition and the poster has just been released. For its 72nd edition, the Cannes Film Festival placed a scene out of the debut film “La Pointe courte” by filmmaker Agnès Varda as the background for their poster to honour her death. Furthermore, the Honorary Palme d’Or will be awarded to French actor Alain Delon this year.

Alain Delon will receive the Honorary Palm d'Or this year at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Nominees for the Palme d’Or

The ceremony of the Palme d’Or will be opened by the American film “The Dead Do not Die”, this horror comedy about the undead was filmed by director Jim Jarmusch and stars famous celebrities: Bill Murray, Iggy Pop, Selena Gomez and many other wellknown names.

Selected for the Palm d'Or of the Cannes Film Festival, the film "The Dead Do not Die" is one of the big contenders.

Another big contender for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year is the Spanish drama film “Dolor y Gloria” translate it means “Pain and Glory”. The film was directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar and includes famous Spanish actors Antonio Banderas, Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia, Julieta Serrano and Leonardo Sbaraglia. The film itself narrates a series of encounters of Salvador Mallo who is a film director that is in his decline.

Dolor y Gloria has a famous Spanish cast and will try to win the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Other films that will be shown are:

  • Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (Brazil)
  • The Whistlers (Gomera) by Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania, France & Germany)
  • Frankie by Ira Sachs (United States)
  • Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) by Céline Sciamma (France)
  • It Must Be Heaven by Elia Suleiman (France & Canada)
  • Sibyl by Justine Triet (France)
  • The traitor (Il traditore) by Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
  • The Wild Goose Lake (南方车站的聚会 ) by Diao Yinan (China)
  • Parasite (기생충 ) by Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
  • Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
  • Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, une lumière) by Arnaud Desplechin (France)
  • Atlantique by Mati Diop (France)
  • Matthias et Maxime by Xavier Dolan (Canada)
  • Little Joe by Jessica Hausner (Austria, Germany & United States)
  • Sorry We Missed You by Ken Loach (United Kingdom)
  • Les Misérables by Ladj Ly (France)
  • Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo by Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood by Quentin Tarantino (United States)

A last competitor is the film “A Hidden Life” which will make its world première at the Cannes Film Festival. This upcoming German-American historical drama film was written and directed by Terrence Malick and stars August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz in their final performances.

the film "A Hidden Life" will make its world première at the Cannes film Festival.

Nominees for Un Certain Regard

This part of the Cannes Film Festival’s official selection is run at the salle Debussy, parallel to the competition for the Palm d’Or. The Un Certain Regard section was introduced in 1978 by Gilles Jacob, the general delegate at the time. Jacob also introduced the Caméra d’Or award in that same year to reduce the number of selected films.

Nominees

One of the French nominees is the film “Chambre 212” or “Room 212” by filmmaker Christopher Honoré. This film tells the story of Richard and Catherine, a couple that got married very young. However years later Catherine has an affair and leaves but only goes to the hotel at the other side of the street, where she watches how her husband and her marriage crumbles apart.

"Chambre 212" is one of the favourites in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Other nominees are

  • Invisible Life (Vida Invisível) by Karim Ainouz (Brazil)
  • Adam by Maryam Touzani (Morroco)
  • The Swallows of Kaboul by Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec (France)
  • Port Authority by Danielle Lessovitz (United States)
  • A Brother’s love (La Femme de mon frère) by Monia Chokri (Canada)
  • Beanpole (Дылда) by Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
  • The Climb by Michael Covino (United States)
  • Bull by Annie Silverstein (United States)
  • Joan of Arc (Jeanne) by Bruno Dumont (France)
  • The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia) by Lorenzo Mattotti (France & Italy)
  • Freedom (Libertè) by Albert Serra (Spain)
  • Papicha by Mounia Meddour (France)
  • Once in Trubchevsk (Однажды в Трубчевске) by Larissa Sadilova (Russia)
  • Summer of Changsha (六欲天) by Zu Feng (China)
  • A Sun That Never Sets (O que arde / Viendra le feu) by Olivier Laxe (Spain, France & Luxembourg)
  • Nina Wu (灼人秘密) by Midi Z (Taiwan)
  • Evge by Nariman Aliev (Ukraine)

The closing film of the Cannes Film Festival is “Hors Normes  or “The Specials” by French filmmakers Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano which is part of the special screening section of the festival.    

The closing film of the Cannes Film Festival is the French "Hors Normes" film by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano as a part of the special screening section.

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