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ICannes Film Festivalncluded are the usual cheesy publicity stunts, French Riviera glamour -- and ultimately a serious promotion of film known the world over as Cannes.

This year, the official lineup was announced in April as the landmark 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The two-week festival culminates in top prizes awarded during the finale, held this year on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Notable films in the 2017 Cannes lineup include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled,” starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell (a remake of the 1971 film that starred Clint Eastwood.)

Also in competition is “You Were Never Really Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as a war veteran who attempts to save a girl from a sex trafficking ring; Another top film vying for Palme d'Ore glory is “Good Time,” a comedy by the brothers Benny and Josh Safdie, starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Meanwhile, check out the full list of this year's Cannes lineup (see below) and keep it here for the leading contenders, and ultimate winners when they are announced in May.


In Competition: The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola.


All about Cannes

Since the first festival was organized in 1946, the major Cannes Film Festival award has been the Palme d’Or or Golden Palm (known as the Grand Prix until 1955) for best film.

Other awards include best direction, best screenplay, best actor, best actress, the Grand Jury Prize, the Special Jury Prize, the Critics Award, and the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film.

Notable American entries that went on to receive top honors at Cannes have included Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989), the Coen brothers' Barton Fink, (1991) and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction (1994).

More recently, the 2005 festival created a worldwide stir when incendiary director Michael Moore won the Palme d'Or for his documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11.

 

2017 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

COMPETITION

Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Good Time, dirs: Benny and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really Here, dir: Lynne Ramsay

L’Amant Double, dir: Francois Ozon

Jupiter’s Moon, dir: Kornel Mundruczo

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

The Day After, dir: Hang Sangsoo

Redoubtable, dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Wonderstruck, dir: Todd Haynes

Happy End, dir: Michael Haneke

Rodin, dir: Jacques Doillon

The Beguiled, dir: Sofia Coppola

In the Fade, dir: Fatih Akin

The Meyerowitz Stories, dir: Noah Baumbach

Okja, dir: Bong Joon-ho

120 Battements Par Minute, dir: Robin Campillo

Hikari (Radiance), dir: Naomi Kawase

A Gentle Creature, dir: Sergei Loznitsa

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Ismael’s Ghosts, dir: Arnaud Desplechin (Out of Competition)

70th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Top of the Lake: China Girl, dirs: Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman

24 Frames, dir: Abbas Kiarostami

Twin Peaks, dir: David Lynch

Come Swim, dir: Kristen Stewart

VIRTUAL REALITY FILM

Carne Y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), dir: Alejandro G Inarritu

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

An Inconvenient Sequel, dirs: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

12 Jours, dir: Raymond Depardon

They, dir: Anahita Ghazinizadeh

Keul-Le-Eo-Ui-Ka-Me-La (Clair’s Camera), dir: Hong Sangsoo

Promised Land, dir: Eugene Jarecki

Napalm, dir: Claude Lanzmann

Demons In Paradise, dir: Jude Ratman

Sea Sorrow, dir: Vanessa Redgrave

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

AK-Nyeo (The Villainess), dir: Jung Byung-gil

Bulhandang (The Merciless), dir: Byun Sung-hyun

Prayer Before Dawn, dir: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

OUT OF COMPETITION

Mugen Non Junin, (Blade Of The Immortal), dir: Takashi Miike

How To Talk To Girls At Parties, dir: John Cameron Mitchell

Visages, Villages, dir: Agnes Varda & JR

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Barbara, dir: Mathieu Amalric (Opening Film)

La Novia Del Desierto (The Desert Bride), dirs: Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato

Tesnota (Closeness), dir: Kantemir Balagov

Aala Kaf Ifrit (Beauty And The Dogs), dir: Kaouther Ben Hania

L’Atélier, dir: Laurent Cantet

Fortunata (Lucky), dir: Sergio Castellitto

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

Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha (Before We Vanish), dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Lerd (Dregs), dir: Mohammad Rasoulof

En Attendant Les Hirondelles (The Nature of Time), dir: Karim Moussaoui

Apres La Guerre (After The War), dir: Annarita Zambrano

Wind River, dir: Taylor Sheridan

Jeune Femme, dir: Leonor Serraille

Western, dir: Valeska Grisebach

Posoki (Directions), dir: Stephan Komandarev

Out, dir: Gyorgy Kristof

 

More about the Cannes Film Festival around the Web

Around the Web, check out this year's movie fest with the Cannes film lineup, related pictures, video clips, and industry gossip about the planet's most covered and controversial homage to film ...


Cannes Film Festival - The English language version of the official site featuring news, press releases, entry information, photos and video reports, interviews and year-by-year retrospectives, related resources.

Cannes - A Festival Virgin's Guide - The inside track on what to do and see for the beginner, including info on celeb-spotting, photo gallery, the latest news, FAQ.

Palme d'Or - Wikipedia - The online encyclopedia with the full rundown of Cannes' top prize winners from its earliest days to the present - listed by year, film, director and country.



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