Between the 17th and the 28th of May will be presented 49 features, including 12 by female directors and nine feature debuts.
Shining bright in competition are a former winner, in the guise of Austria’s Michael Haneke and six filmmakers who have already won awards up on the legendary stage of Cannes’ Théâtre Lumière: Japan’s Naomi Kawase, Russia’s Andrey Zvyagintsev, American director Todd Haynes, France’s Michel Hazanavicius, Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos and Germany’s Fatih Akin.
Also marking their return to the hunt for the Palme d’Or are Korea’s Hong Sang-soo, Hungary’s Kornél Mundruczó, Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa, and France’s Jacques Doillon and François Ozon, and, for the second time, US director Sofia Coppola and Scotland’s Lynne Ramsay.
Making their debut appearances at these dizzy heights are France’s Robin Campillo, Korea’s Bong Joon-ho and three Americans: Noah Baumbach and brothers Ben and Joshua Safdie.
Among them, we should mention out-of-competition films by John Cameron Mitchell, Takashi Miike, and the duo Agnès Varda and JR, documentaries by Claude Lanzmann, Raymond Depardon and Vanessa Redgrave, the sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth.
And that’s not to mention an Un Certain Regard selection of a very high standard.