TRIANGLE OF SADNESS directed by RUBEN ÖSTLUND
R.M.N. directed by CRISTIAN MUNGIU
Racism emerges in a low-key drama about a multi-ethnic community in Transylvania who turn on a group of Sri Lankan immigrants.
HOLY SPIDER (LES NUITS DE MASHHAD) directed by ALI ABBASI
Iranian noir with Ali Abbasi – the story of a serial killer of women in Mashhad, above. Below, in contrast, the team on the red carpet at Cannes.
LES AMANDIERS (FOREVER YOUNG) directed by VALERIA BRUNI TEDESCHI
When Italian-French actress and director Valeria Bruni Tedeschi was in her twenties she had the formative experience of attending the prestigious acting school at the The?a?tre des Amandiers in Nanterre, France, led by late great auteur Patrice Che?reau. Her fifth directorial effort, “Forever Young,” which is in competition in Cannes, is a tribute to that time and, ultimately, to any young person’s passion for the theatre. Tedeschi spoke to Variety in Cannes about how she mixed remembrances and re-invention to make this film.
IRMA VEP directed by OLIVIER ASSAYAS
RIPOSTE FÉMINISTE (FEMINIST RIPOST) directed by MARIE PERENNÈS & SIMON DEPARDON
”We are feminist, riposte feminist!” This was the audience’s echo of the activists’ cheers and chants in the standing ovation that greeted the premiere of Feminst Ripost, the feature documentary of French filmmakers Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon.
The documentary shines a light on the nocturnal campaigners attempting to awaken the public and turn ripples of activism into a new wave of disruptive feminism in France. They follow the groups, known as the ’collage movement’, who are taking to the streets of France at night to paste messages and slogans in public spaces as tributes to and a cry of outrage for the victims of femicide.
JERRY LEE LEWIS: TROUBLE IN MIND directed by ETHAN COEN
Coen’s concise 72-minute film builds on archival footage, mixing and matching decades of interviews with hours of recorded performances. Says The Guardian, “This documentary does something very few films can: it makes you grin with pleasure.”
DON JUAN directed by SERGE BOZON
NOVEMBRE (NOVEMBER) directed by CÉDRIC JIMENE
Un Certain Regard
RETOUR À SÉOUL (ALL THE PEOPLE I’LL NEVER BE) directed by DAVY CHOU
The movie’s culturally specific story of being uprooted and transplanted has universal resonance.
LES PIRES directed by LISE AKOKA & ROMANE GUERET
SYK PIKE (SICK OF MYSELF) directed by KRISTOFFER BORGLI
Quinzaine des Réalisateurs
LA DÉRIVE DES CONTINENTS (AU SUD) CONTINENTAL DRIFT (SOUTH) – LIONEL BAIER
UNDER THE FIG TREES – ERIGE SEHIRI
FALCON LAKE – CHARLOTTE LE BON
MEN – ALEX GARLAND
A sensitive and subtle exploration of Latin American masculinity on the streets of Bogota
REVOIR PARIS (PARIS MEMORIES) directed by ALICE WINOCOUR
AFTERSUN directed by CHARLOTTE WELLS
NOS CÉRÉMONIES (SUMMER SCARS) directed by SIMON RIETH
TOUT LE MONDE AIME JEANNE (EVERYBODY LOVES JEANNE) directed by CÉLINE DEVAUX
SHORTS (AMO / HIDEOUS / SCALE)