Cannes Film Festival 2017 line-up announced including Sofia Coppola, Yorgos Lanthimos and Twin Peaks

Eighteen films announced for the main competition, including two from Netflix and Amazon

Jack Shepherd
Wednesday 17 May 2017 09:35

The official selection for the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced, offering a first look at the independent films we can expect to dominate Oscar-chatter over the coming year.

Eighteen films make up the main competition, notable inclusions being Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Yorgos Lanthimos follow-up to The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja.

Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories — which will bring Adam Sandler back to the festival — and Okja mark the first film’s produced by Netflix to be in competition at the festival. Amazon studios also make their debut with Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck.

Other films to feature include Michael Haneke’s Isabelle Huppert-starring Happy End and Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless. Notably, no Hollywood studio films will compete.

Despite showing relatively little television at the festival, two episode’s of David Lynch’s upcoming season of Twin Peaks and two episodes of Jane Campion's Top of the Lake will be screened. The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárrituwill also be premiering a Virtual Reality film titled Carne Y Arena.

“The Cannes film festival is a lab,” Festival president Pierre Lescure said at a Press conference, according to Variety. “Even series are using the classical art of cinema and the classical narration. David Lynch and Jane Campion are filmmakers and friends of the Cannes film festival, and we are showing their films.”

In total 49 films from 29 countries will be shown — including 12 by female directors and nine debuts. Arnaud Desplechin — whose last film My Golden Days was screened as part of the 2015 Director’s Fortnight — will open the festival with a screening of new flick Ismael’s Ghosts, which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marion Cotillard.

The busiest celebrity at this year's festival looks set to be Nicole Kidman, who appears in four titles on the line-up: The Killing of a Sacred Dear, The Beguiled, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Top of the Lake.

The full list of competing films is as follows:


Wonderstruck, Todd Haynes

Le Redoutable, Michel Hazanavicius

Geu-Hu (The Day After), Hong Sangsoo

Hikari (Radiance), Naomi Kawase

The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos

A Gentle Creature, Sergei Loznitsa

Jupiter's Moon, Kornél Mundruczó

L'amant Double, François Ozon

You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay

Good Time, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach

Ismael's Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin

In the Fade, Fatih Akin

Okja, Bong Joon-Ho

120 Battements Par Minute, Robin Campillo

The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola

Rodin, Jacques Doillon

Happy End, Michael Haneke

Out of Competition

Blade of the Immortal, Takashi Miike

How to Talk to Girls at Parties, John Cameron Mitchell

Visages, Visages, JR and Agnès Varda

Un Certain Regard

Barbara, Mathieu Amalric

La Novia del Desierto (The Desert Bride), Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato

Jeune Femme, Léonor Serraille

Lerd (Dregs), Mohammad Rasoulof

En Attendant Les Hirondelles (The Nature Of Time), Karim Moussaui

Anpo Suru Shinryakusha (Before We Vanish), Kurosawa Kiyoshi

Out, Gyorgy Kristof

Posoki (Directions), Stephan Komandarev

Western, Valeska Grisebach

Las Hijas De Abril (April’s Daughter), Michel Franco

Fortunata (Lucky). Sergio Castellitto

L’atelier, Laurent Cantet

Aala Kaf Ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs), Kaouther Ben Hania

Tesnota (Closeness), Kantemir Balagov

After The War, Annarita Zambrano

Wind River, Taylor Sheridan

Special Screenings

Clair's Camera, Hong Sangsoo

12 Jours, Raymond Depardon

They, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Promised Land, Eugene Jarecki

Napalm, Claude Lanzmann

Demons in Paradise, Jude Ratman

Sea Sorrow, Vanessa Redgrave

Midnight Screenings

The Villainess, Jung Byung-Gil

The Merciless, Byun Sung-Hyun

Prayer Before Dawn, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire

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