Cannes Film Festival announces the official selection for 2022

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CMEDIA/Selection of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival has Officially been announced which includes films by David Cronenberg, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Ruben Östlund, Park Chan-Wook, Kelly Reichardt, and Claire Denis, with Michel Hazanavicius’ zombie comedy Z to open the festival out of competition.

The 18-strong competition features three female directors (Reichardt, Denis, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi).

47 titles were unveiled today (plus the previously announced Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick), significantly down on last year’s 83, though more titles will be announced in the coming days.

The Cannes Premiere strand, introduced last year, features just four titles so far, compared to ten in 2021.

Outgoing festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed the line-up at a press conference at the Normandie Cinema in Paris today (April 14). 

This year’s edition is returning to a more traditional May 17-28 slot after being moved to July 2021 due to the pandemic. 

Official Selection 2022
  • Eo, Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Tchaïkovski’s Wife, Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Boy From Heaven, Tarik Saleh
  • Leila’s Brothers, Saeed Roustaee
  • Showing Up, Kelly Reichardt
  • Decision To Leave, Park Chan-Wook
  • Triangle Of Sadness, Ruben Östlund
  • RMN, Cristian Mungiu
  • Nostalgia, Mario Martone
  • Broker, Hirokazu Kore-eda 
  • Armageddon Time, James Gray
  • Close, Lukas Dhont
  • Frère Et Sœur, Arnaud Desplechin
  • Stars At Noon, Claire Denis
  • Tori And Lokita, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Crimes Of The Future, David Cronenberg
  • Les Amandiers, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • Holy Spider, Ali Abbasi
Out Of Competition
  • Z, Michel Hazanavicius (Opening film)
  • Masquerade, Nicolas Bedos
  • Three Thousand Years Of Longing, George Miller
  • Novembre, Cédric Jimenez
  • Elvis, Baz Luhrmann
  • Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski
Midnight Screening 
  • Hunt, Lee Jung-Jae
  • Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen
  • Fumer Fait Tousser, Quentin Dupieux
Cannes Premiere
  • Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas
  • Dodo, Panos H. Koutras
  • Nightfall, Marco Bellocchio
  • Nos Frangins, Rachid Bouchareb
Special Screenings
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, Ethan Coen
  • The Natural History Of Destruction, Sergei Loznitsa
  • All That Breathes, Shaunak Sen
Un Certain Regard
  • The Silent Twins, Agnieszka Smocynska
  • The Stranger, Thomas M Wright
  • Joyland, Saim Sadiq (first film)
  • Rodeo, Lola Quivoron (first film)
  • Godland, Hlynur Pálmason
  • Butterfly Vision, Maksim Nakonechnyi (first film)
  • Corsage, Marie Kreutzer
  • Beast, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (first film)
  • Plan 75, Hayakawa Chie (first film)
  • Domingo And The Midst, Ariel Escalante Meza
  • Sick Of Myself, Kristoffer Borgli
  • All The People I’ll Never Be, Davy Chou
  • Metronom, Alexandru Belc (first film)
  • Burning Days, Emin Alper
  • Les Pires, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret (first film)

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