Cinema 72nd Cannes Film Festival : The Official Selection
2019-04-18 23:16:22 TV5MONDE


After the Cannes Film Festival poster and tribute to Agnès Varda, it's now the turn of the Official Selection to be unveiled. From Belgium, Canada, France or Senegal, a total of 15 French films will be presented in the cinemas of Cannes from the 47 films / works in the selection. 



Édouard Baer will be the opening master of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from 14th - 25th May 2019. The French actor will take on this role for the 4th time. Released Thursday 18h April here are the names of the films present in the Official Selection.

In competition (19 films)
Alejandro González Iñarritu, director and Mexican producer, takes over from Cate Blanchett as President of the Jury. His mission will be to award the Palme d'Or of the festival, the most prestigious award for a feature film. Francophone productions are well represented with five French filmmakers in the selection, a Belgian, a Canadian and a Senegalese.
The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch (US)
Dolor y Gloria (Douleur et Gloire) by Pedro Almodovar (Spain)
Il Traditore (Le Traître) de Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
Gisaengchung (Parasite) by Bong Joon Ho (South Korea
Le jeune Ahmed dby Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
Roubaix, une lumière - Arnaud Desplechin (France)
Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hu – Diao Yinan (China)
Atlantique - Mati Diop (Senegal)
Matthias et Maxime - Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Little Joe - Jessica Hausner (Austria)
Sorry we missed you - Ken Loach (UK) – Winner of two previous Palmes d'Or
Les Misérables - Ladj Ly (France) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
A Hidden Life (Une vie cachée) - Terrence Malick (US)
Bacurau - Kleber Mendonça Filho et Juliano Dornelles (Brazil)
Les Siffleurs – Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania)
Frankie - Ira Sachs - (US) with Isabelle Huppert
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu - Céline Sciamma (France)
It must be heaven - Elia Suleiman (France - Palestine)
Sibyl - Justine Triet (France)

Un certain regard (16 films)


Beginner filmmakers or experimental films, they are competing for the Palme Un Certain Regard. The jury will be chaired by Nadine Labaki, Lebanese film director, screenwriter and actress. Several feature films also hope to win the Caméra d'Or rewarding the best first film. There are four French and one Canadian filmmakers. 

Vida Invisivel - Karim Aïnouz (Brazil)
Dylda  - Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
Les Hirondelles de Kaboul - Zabou Breitman et Eléa Gobbé Mévellec (France)
La Femme de mon frère – Monia Chokri (Canada) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
The Climb – Michael Covino (US) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
Jeanne – Bruno Dumont (France)
O Que Arde (Viendra le feu) – Oliver Laxe (Spain)
Chambre 212 – Christophe Honoré (France)
Port Authority - Danielle Lessovitz (US) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
Papicha - Mounia Meddour (Algeria - France)
Adam - Maryam Touzani (Morocco)
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi - Midi Z (Taïwan)
Liberté - Albert Serra (Spain)
Bull - Annie Silverstein (US) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
Liu Zu Tian - Zu Feng (China) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
Evge - Nariman Aliev (Ukraine) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)


Hors compétition (5 films)

These films do not receive awards, they are big budget public film releases. Two French films will be presented.
Les plus belles années d’une vie - Claude Lelouch (France) Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimé meet 50 years after  “Un homme et une femme” Palme d'Or winner in 1966
Rocketman - Dexter Fletcher (UK)
Too old to die young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell - Nicolas Winding Refn (US)
Diego Maradona - Asif Kapadia (UK)
La belle époque - Nicolas Bedos (France)

Séances de minuit (1 film)

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil -Lee Won-Tae (South Korea)

Séances spéciales (6 films)

Share - Pippa Bianco (US) (Also selected for the Caméra d'Or)
For Sama - Waad Al Kateab and Edward Watts (Syria - UK)
Family Romance, LLC. - Werner Herzog (Germany)
Tommaso - Abel Ferrara (US)
Être vivant et le savoir - Alain Cavalier (France)
Que ce soit la loi - Juan Solanas (Argentina)


The oldest Film Market turns 60 

Playing an essential role in the world of cinema, the Cannes Film Market is the place where a large part of the distribution of films in cinemas, on television or on platforms is negotiated.
Producers and distributors meet every year on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival to negotiate acquisition and sale of film rights. At the end of the 50s, as many cases are handled in one week in Cannes than in six months in Paris.

Today market leader, the Cannes Film Market continues to grow. It will welcome 7600 participants from more than 100 different nationalities in 2019, more than a 20% increase compared to the 2018 edition.


The Palme d'Or d'Honneur of Cannes 2019 for Alain Delon

A legendary actor recognised worldwide with more than 80 films to his name, Alain Delon is one of the biggest stars of cinema. 58 years after his first appearance on the scene in 1961 for René Clément's Quelle joie de Vivre only a year after his debut as an actor, he will receive the Palme d'Or of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival for his entire career. At 83, he will join other icons of cinema such as Jeanne Moreau, Woody Allen, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, Jean-Paul Belmondo or Agnès Varda.

TV5MONDE supports Atlantique, in compétition at Cannes 

Selected in Official Competition, TV5MONDE is delighted to have pre-purchased the Senegalese film Atlantique by Mati Diop. Produced by Cinekap (Senegal), Les films du Bal (France) and Frakass (Belgium), this is the first feature film by the Franco-Senegalese director.


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