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Rocketman, The Dead Don't Die to Play Cannes Film Festival

We've got the full lineup with Terrence Malick, Pedro Almadóvar, Bong Joon Ho... but no Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Yet.

by | April 18, 2019 | Comments

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The lineup for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival was announced this morning. This year’s festival – which runs May 14-26 – opens with Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie-comedy The Dead Don’t Die, starring Adam Driver, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton. New films from Pedro Almodóvar and Terrence Malick will also play In Competition, as will Parasite, the latest from Snowpiercer and Okja director Bong Joon Ho. 

Meanwhile, the festival will also feature out-of-competition screenings of the Elton John biopic Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton and Richard Madden, and Sundance standout Share, from writer-director Pippa Bianco.

Also of note: this year’s festival ties the Cannes record for the number the number of female-directed movies in the main Competition section. They are Mati Diop’s Atlantique, Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe, Celine Schiamma’s Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire, and Sibyl from Justine Triet. Nine more female directors feature in other parts of the programming.

This first announcement did have one notable absence: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Festival general delegate Thierry Frémaux explained to press after the lineup was announced that Tarantino’s ninth studio film is not ready yet, but the festival has hope it will be completed by the final lineup announcement. Check out the full selection of films below.


IN COMPETITION

Atlantique – Mati Diop

Bacarau – Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles

The Dead Don’t Die – Jim Jarmusch

Frankie – Ira Sachs

A Hidden Life – Terrence Malick

It Must Be Heaven – Elia Suleiman

Les Misérables – Ladj Ly

Little Joe – Jessica Hausner

Matthias and Maxime – Xavier Dolan

Oh Mercy! – Arnaud Desplechin

Parasite – OR Gisaengchung – Bong Joon Ho

Portrait of the Young Girl on Fire – Céline Sciamma

Sibyl – Justine Triet

Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach

Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar

The Traitor – Marco Bellocchio

The Whistlers – Corneliu Porumboiu

The Wild Goose Lake – OR Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui – Diao Yinan

The Young Ahmed – Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne


UN CERTAIN REGARD

Adam – Maryam Touzani

Beanpole – OR Dylda – Kantemir Balagov

A Brother’s Love – Monia Chokri

Bull – Annie Silverstein

The Climb – Michael Covino

Evge – Nariman Aliev

Freedom – Albert Serra

Invisible Life – Karim Aïnouz

Joan of Arc – Bruno Dumont

Chambre 212 – Christophe Honoré

Papicha – Mounia Meddour

Port Authority – Danielle Lessovitz

Summer of Changsha – Zu Feng

The Swallows of Kabul – Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec

A Sun That Never Sets – Olivir Laxe

Zhuo Ren Mi Mi – Midi Z


OUT OF COMPETITION

The Best Years of a Life – Claude Lelouch

Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia

La Belle Époque – Nicolas Bedos

Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher

Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell – Nicolas Winding Refn


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil – Lee Won-Tae


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

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(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Josh Johnson)

Family Romance, LLC. – Werner Herzog

For Sama – Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts

Que Sea Ley – Juan Solanas

Share – Pippa Bianco

To Be Alive and Know It – OR Être vivant et le savior – Alain Cavalier

Tommaso – Abel Ferrara


The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-26. For more information, check out the Festival de Cannes website

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