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CANNES 2019

Two new titles enter the Cannes competition

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- Abdellatif Kechiche and Quentin Tarantino have entered the hunt for the Palme d’Or; Lorenzo Mattotti is in Un Certain Regard, while Gael García Bernal and Patricio Guzmán get Special Screenings

Two new titles enter the Cannes competition
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo by Abdellatif Kechiche

As expected, the Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) has been finalised today. The 19 initial contenders for the Palme d'Or (see the news) have now become 21, and the overall line-up oozes class and style, as two former winners will now be locking horns: France’s Abdellatif Kechiche (who emerged victorious in 2013 with Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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), who will be unveiling Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo [+see also:
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, and the USA’s Quentin Tarantino (triumphant in 1994 with Pulp Fiction and subsequently back in competition in 2007 and 2009), who will be bringing Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood to the Croisette. These two massive names from the upper echelons of the international film world thus herald a supersize and extremely exciting competition that will pit six directors who already have at least one Palme d’Or in their trophy cabinets (two in the case of the Dardenne brothers and Ken Loach, and one for Terrence Malick) against eight filmmakers who are participating in the competition for the first time.

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The 15 titles in the Un Certain Regard selection (see the news) have now been fleshed out to 17, with the addition of the animated film The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily [+see also:
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by Italy’s Lorenzo Mattotti and Odnazhdy v Trubchevske by Russia’s Larissa Sadilova.

The Official Selection has also been enriched by Special Screenings for Chicuarotes by Mexico’s Gael García Bernal and three documentaries: The Cordillera of Dreams [+see also:
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by Chile’s Patricio Guzmán, Ice on Fire by the USA’s Leila Conners and 5B by her fellow countryman Dan Krauss. Lastly, Lux Æterna, a medium-length film of 50 minutes’ duration by Gaspar Noé, starring Béatrice Dalle and Charlotte Gainsbourg, will unspool as a Midnight Screening.

Here is the complete list of the films in the Official Selection, for the time being:

Competition

The Dead Don't Die [+see also:
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 - Jim Jarmusch (USA/Sweden) (opening film)
Pain & Glory [+see also:
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interview: Antonio Banderas
Q&A: Pedro Almodóvar
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 - Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
The Traitor [+see also:
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Q&A: Marco Bellocchio
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 - Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho (South Korea)
The Wild Goose Lake [+see also:
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interview: Diao Yinan
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 - Diao Yinan (China/France)
Young Ahmed [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
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 - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)
Oh Mercy! [+see also:
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 - Arnaud Desplechin (France)
Atlantics [+see also:
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 - Mati Diop (France/Senegal/Belgium)
Matthias and Maxime - Xavier Dolan (Canada)
Little Joe [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Hausner
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 - Jessica Hausner (Austria/UK/Germany)
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo [+see also:
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- Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
Sorry We Missed You [+see also:
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Q&A: Ken Loach
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 - Ken Loach (UK/France/Belgium)
Les Misérables [+see also:
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interview: Ladj Ly
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 - Ladj Ly (France)
A Hidden Life [+see also:
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 - Terrence Malick (Germany/USA)
Bacurau [+see also:
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interview: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juli…
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 - Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles (Brazil/France)
The Whistlers [+see also:
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interview: Corneliu Porumboiu
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 - Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania/France/Germany)
Frankie [+see also:
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interview: Ira Sachs
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 - Ira Sachs (France/Portugal/Belgium/USA)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+see also:
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interview: Céline Sciamma
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 - Céline Sciamma (France)
It Must Be Heaven [+see also:
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interview: Elia Suleiman
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 - Elia Suleiman (France/Germany/Canada/Turkey)
Once Upon a Time… in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino (USA)
Sibyl [+see also:
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interview: Justine Triet
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 - Justine Triet (France/Belgium)

Un Certain Regard

A Brother's Love - Monia Chokri (Canada) (opening film)
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão
 [+see also:
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interview: Karim Aïnouz
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 - Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/Germany)
Homeward [+see also:
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 - Nariman Aliev (Ukraine)
Beanpole [+see also:
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 - Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
The Swallows of Kabul [+see also:
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 - Zabou Breitman, Eléa Gobé Mévellec (France/Switzerland/Luxembourg)
The Climb - Michael Covino (USA)
Joan of Arc [+see also:
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interview: Bruno Dumont
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 - Bruno Dumont (France)
On a Magical Night [+see also:
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interview: Christophe Honoré
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 - Christophe Honoré (France/Belgium/Luxembourg)
Fire Will Come [+see also:
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interview: Óliver Laxe
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 - Óliver Laxe (Spain/France/Luxembourg)
Port Authority [+see also:
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 - Danielle Lessovitz (USA/France)
The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily [+see also:
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interview: Lorenzo Mattotti
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- Lorenzo Mattotti (France/Italy)
Papicha [+see also:
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interview: Mounia Meddour
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 - Mounia Meddour (France/Belgium/Algeria)
Once in Trubchevsk [+see also:
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 - Larisa Sadilova (Russia)
Liberté [+see also:
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 - Albert Serra (Spain/France/Portugal)
Bull - Annie Silverstein (USA)
Adam [+see also:
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 - Maryam Touzani (Morocco/France/Belgium/Qatar)
Nina Wu (Zhuo ren mi mi) - Midi Z (Taiwan)
Summer of Changsha (Liu Yu Tan) - Zu Feng (China)

Out of Competition

La Belle époque [+see also:
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 - Nicolas Bedos (France)
Rocketman [+see also:
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interview: Dexter Fletcher
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 - Dexter Fletcher (UK/USA)
Diego Maradona [+see also:
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interview: Asif Kapadia
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 - Asif Kapadia (UK)
The Best Years of a Life [+see also:
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interview: Claude Lelouch
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Claude Lelouch (France)
Too Old to Die Young - Nicolas Winding Refn (USA) (TV series)

Midnight Screenings

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil - Lee Won-Tae (South Korea)
Lux Æterna - Gaspar Noé (France) (medium-length film)

Special Screenings

Share - Pippa Bianco (USA)
Living and Knowing You’re Alive [+see also:
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 - Alain Cavalier (France)
Ice on Fire - Leila Conners (USA)
Tommaso [+see also:
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interview: Abel Ferrara
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 - Abel Ferrara (Italy)
Chicuarotes - Gael García Bernal (Mexico)
The Cordillera of Dreams [+see also:
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- Patricio Guzmán (France/Chile)
Family Romance, LLC. - Werner Herzog (USA)
For Sama [+see also:
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interview: Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
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 - Waad Al Khateab & Edward Watts (UK/USA)
5B - Dan Krauss (USA)
Let It Be Law [+see also:
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 - Juan Solanas (Argentina/France)

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(Translated from French)

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