Festival de Cannes Jury 2022

  • Vincent Lindon – President – Actor – France 
  • Rebecca Hall  – Actress, producer, screenwriter, director – UK / US
  • Deepika Padukone – Actress – India 
  • Noomi Rapace – Actress – Sweden 
  • Jasmine Trinca – Actress, director  – Italy   
  • Asghar Farhadi – Director, producer, screenwriter – Iran 
  • Ladj Ly – Director, screenwriter, actor, producer – France 
  • Jeff Nichols – Director, screenwriter – US
  • Joachim Trier – Director, screenwriter – Norway 

Final Cut opens Cannes

French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius has changed the French title of his film, which is to open the 75th Cannes Film Festival on 17 May. Originally called Z (comme Z) (Z, like Z), as a tribute to the film genre, the film has been renamed Coupez! (Cut!) in French due to the letter Z having taken on another more sinister meaning with the war of aggression waged by Russia against Ukraine. The international title remains Final Cut.

Films Added to the Official Selection

COMPETITION

  • LE OTTO MONTAGNE Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen (Italy/Belgium)
  • UN PETIT FRÈRE Léonor Serraille (France)
  • TOURMENT SUR LES ÎLES Albert Serra (Spain)

CANNES PREMIÈRE

  • DON JUAN Serge Bozon (France)
  • LA NUIT DU 12 Dominik Moll (France)
  • CHRONIQUE D’UNE LIAISON PASSAGÈRE Emmanuel Mouret (France)

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

  • REBEL Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah (Belgium)

UN CERTAIN REGARD

  • PLUS QUE JAMAIS Emily Atef (Germany/France)
  • MEDITERRANEAN FEVER Maha Haj (Palestine)
  • LE BLEU DU CAFTAN Maryam Touzani (Morocco)
  • HARKA Lotfy Nathan (Tunisia – 1st film)

OUT OF COMPETITION

L’INNOCENT Louis Garrel (France)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

  • MI PAIS IMAGINARIO Patricio Guzmán (Chile – Documentary)
  • THE VAGABONDS Doroteya Droumeva (Germany – 1st film)
  • RIPOSTE FÉMINISTE Marie Perennès, Simon Depardon (France – Documentary – 1st film)
  • RESTOS DO VENTO Tiago Guedes (Portugal) 
  • LE PETIT NICOLAS QU’EST-CE QU’ON ATTEND POUR ÊTRE HEUREUX ? Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre (France – Animation – 1st film)

Critics’ Week Selection 2022 (Semaine de la Critique)

CRITICS WEEK 2022 SELECTION

Competition 

  • “Aftersun,” by Charlotte Wells (UK – US)
  • “Alma Viva” (“Love According to Dalva”), by Cristèle Alves Meira (France – Portugal)
  • “Dalva,” by Emmanuelle Nicot (Belgium – France)
  • “La Jauría,” by Andrés Ramírez Pulido (Colombia – France)
  • “Summer Scars,” by Simon Rieth (France)
  • “Tasavor” (“Imagine”), Ali Behrad (Iran)
  • “The Woodcutter Story,” by Mikko Myllylahti (Finland – Denmark – Netherlands – Germany)

    Special Screenings
  • “When You Finish Saving the World,” by Jesse Eisenberg (US) Opening Film
  • “Sons of Ramses,” by Clément Cogitore (France)
  • “Everybody Loves Jeanne,” by Céline Devaux (France)
  • “Da-eum-so-hee” (“Next Sohee”), by Jung July (South Korea) Closing Film

Cannes Poster 2022

The official poster for the 75th Festival de Cannes has been released and features an image of Jim Carrey from Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” (1998). The festival says it reflects “the red carpet that leads up the steps to the hope of being in the limelight. A poetic celebration of the insuperable quest for expression and freedom. An upward journey to contemplate the past and move ahead towards the promise of a revival.”

It also added that the purpose of the festival, in a spirit of friendship and universal cooperation, is to reveal and showcase quality films in the interest of the evolution of the art of cinematography.

Directors’ Fortnight Selection for 2022

  • L’ENVOL (Scarlet) by Pietro Marcello Opening film (France-Italy)
  • 1976 by Manuela Martelli * (Chile – Italy)
  • THE DAM (Al-Sadd, السّد , Le Barrage) by Ali Cherri * (France – Sudan – Qatar – Germany)
  • LES ANNÉES SUPER 8 (The Super 8 Years) by Annie Ernaux & David Ernaux-Briot * (France)
  • ASHKAL by Youssef Chebbi * (Tunisia – France)
  • LES CINQ DIABLES (The Five Devils) by Léa Mysius (France)
  • DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA by Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor (France – US)
  • LA DÉRIVE DES CONTINENTS (AU SUD) (Continental Drift (South)) by Lionel Baier (Switzerland)
  • EL AGUA (The Water) by Elena López Riera * (Spain)
  • ENYS MEN  by Mark Jenkin (UK)
  • FALCON LAKE by Charlotte Le Bon * (Canada – France)
  • FOGO-FÁTUO (Will-o’-the-Wisp, Feu follet) by João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal)
  • FUNNY PAGES  by Owen Kline * (US)
  • GOD’S CREATURES by Anna Rose Holmer & Saela Davis (Ireland – UK)
  • LES HARKIS (Harkis) by Philippe Faucon (France)
  • MEN by Alex Garland Special screnning (US – UK)
  • LA MONTAGNE (The Mountain) by Thomas Salvador (France)
  • PAMFIR by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk * (Ukraine – France)
  • REVOIR PARIS (Paris Memories) by Alice Winocour (France)
  • TAHT ALSHAJRA  (تحت الشجرة , Under the Fig Trees, Sous les figues) by Erige Sehiri (Tunisia – France – Switzerland)
  • UN BEAU MATIN (One Fine Morning) by Mia Hansen-Løve (France)
  • UN VARÓN (A Male) by Fabian Hernández * (Colombia – France – Netherlands – Germany)
  • LE PARFUM VERT (The Green Perfume) by Nicolas Pariser Closing film (France)

* first feature film

Elvis Heads for Cannes in 2022

Australian director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann will attend Festival de Cannes in May 2022 to present the world premiere of his latest feature film Elvis, along with Austin Butler, Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge.
The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge). 

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, produced by Bazmark and The Jackal Group, will be released in North America on June 24, 2022 and in the rest of the world from June 22, 2022. Baz Luhrmann made history at Festival de Cannes by being the only director to show two feature films at the opening with Moulin Rouge! in Competition in 2001 and The Great Gatsby in 2013. In 1992, he was a sensation at the 45th Festival with his first film Strictly Ballroom which screened in Un Certain Regard.

Iris Knobloch, elected next President of the Festival de Cannes


During its board meeting on 23 March 2022, the Board of Directors of the Association Française du Festival International du Film, which includes government officials and film industry members, elected the Festival’s new President. As per the Festival’s regulations, the election was held via secret ballot and Iris Knobloch was elected President of the Festival. She will become the first female President of the International Film Festival when she takes office on 1 July. Her three-year mandate will cover the 2023, 2024, and 2025 festivals.

I feel deeply honoured that France has elected me President of the Festival de Cannes,” says Knobloch.“As a heartfelt European, I have always stood for cinema throughout my career, both in France and internationally, and I’m thrilled to be able to give my all so that this world event remains influential – it’s a major event that is key to keeping alive the cultural life of a world that, more than ever, desperately needs it. A film of cinema seen in a theater remains a key artistic expression and the Festival de Cannes, with its unique selection, leads the way every year. I can’t wait to start a collective debate with the Board of Directors, General Delegate Thierry Frémaux, and all of the film industry players to carry on what has been accomplished and to map out the future history in the light of the new challenges coming. Eventually, I would like to thank Pierre Lescure for the wonderful work he has done for the Festival over the past eight years and, in advance, for the discussions we will have, to prepare the transition over the next few months.” 

General Delegate Thierry Frémaux added : “My team and I are thrilled to see Iris Knobloch join us. Her election will help strengthen the Festival’s resolve to stay as close to its beliefs as possible. We have many challenges coming our way and we will do our utmost to make sure cinema and the Festival that embodies it, occupy the position they deserve while strongly affirming their artistic and political necessity». 

Pierre Lescure will step down from his position on June 30, 2022. The Board of Directors would like to extend their wholehearted gratitude for his priceless contribution and for the way he handled the Board members’ works – all the while strengthening the foundations of the Festival and so helping the event remain the ultimate artistic reference of world cinema. General Delegate Thierry Frémaux and Secretary-General François Desrousseaux will now work with Iris Knobloch as they used to with Pierre Lescure.
Iris Knobloch  As a trilingual lawyer who received law degrees from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität in Munich and New York University, Knobloch describes herself as “a translator”, in the sense that she has always helped the Hollywood studio understand the specific challenges of the French cultural exception and defended the idea that creation and reason need each other. 

After a 25-year tenure in various leadership roles at Warner Media, including 15 years as the CEO of Warner Bros. France, Iris Knobloch was given even more responsibility in 2020 when she became the CEO of Warner Media France, Benelux, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – as such, she oversaw the development and implementation of Warner Media’s strategy and coordinated all commercial and marketing operations in the region. 

Shortly after she left the company, with a proven track record in entertainment and leisure and a strong international network, she co-founded I2PO in July 2021, the first European SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) dedicated to this industry. 

During her years as the CEO of Warner France, she has brought to Cannes and supported some of the finest international auteurs: Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven’s 25th anniversary, Christopher Nolan who supervised the restoration of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Steven Soderbergh for Che that earned Benicio del Toro the Best Actor Award, Woody Allen for Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Dámian Szifrón for Wild Tales, produced by K&S in Argentina and Pedro Almodóvar, Baz Luhrmann for The Great Gatsby, George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road etc. 

In her career, one film epitomizes her work ethic – The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann, a silent black and white French film that she had to explain and defend, like so many other French films, before it went on to be the worldwide hit we all know and earned Jean Dujardin the award for Best Actor. It also marked one of the most memorable connections between Iris Knobloch’s professional commitment and the Festival de Cannes as a promoter of great films. In 2008, she was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Venice Lineup for 2021

The 2021 Venice Film Festival runs 1 to 11 September 2021. The official lineup for the festival is:

Opening Night

  • “Parallel Mothers,” Pedro Almodóvar (in competition)

Competition/Venezia 78

  • “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon,” Ana Lily Amirpour
  • “Un Autre Monde,” Stephanie Brize
  • “The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion
  • “America Latina,” Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo
  • “L’Evenement,” Audrey Diwan
  • “Official Competition,” Gaston Duprat and Mariana Cohn
  • “Il Buco,” Michelangelo Frammartino
  • “Sundown,” Michel Franco
  • “Illusions Perdues,” Xavier Giannoli
  • “The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • “Spencer,” Pablo Larrain
  • “Freaks Out,” Gabrielle Mainetti
  • “Qui Rido Io,” Mario Martone
  • “On the Job: The Missing 8,” Erik Matti
  • “Leave No Traces,” Jan P. Matuszynski
  • “Captain Volkonogov Escaped,” Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov
  • “The Card Counter,” Paul Schrader
  • “The Hand of God,” Paolo Sorrentino
  • “Reflection,” Valentyn Vasyanovych
  • “La Caja,” Lorenzo Vigas

Out of Competition (Fiction)

  • “Il Bambino Nascosto,” Roberto Ando (closing film of the festival)
  • “Les Choses Humaines,” Yvan Attal
  • “Ariaferma,” Leonardo di Costanzo
  • “Halloween Kills,” David Gordon Green
  • “La Scoula Cattolica,” Stefano Mordini
  • “Old Henry,” Potsy Ponciroli
  • “The Last Duel,” Ridley Scott
  • “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve
  • “Last night in Soho,” Edgar Wright
  • “Scenes From a Marriage” (Episodes 1-5), Hagai Levi

Out of Competition (Non Fiction)

  • “Life of Crime 1984-2020,” Jon Alpert
  • “Tranchees,” Loup Bureau
  • “Viaggio Nel Crepuscolo,” Augusto Contento
  • “Republic of Silence,” Diana el Jeiroudi
  • “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine
  • “Deandre#Deandre Storia Di Un Impiegato,” Roberta Lena
  • “Django and Django,” Luca Rea
  • “Ezio Bosso. Le Cose Che Restano,” Giorgio Verdelli

Out of Competition (Special Screenings)

  • “Le 7 Giornate di Bergamo,” Simona Ventura
  • “Il Cinema Al Tempo del Covid,” Andrea Segre

Out of Competition (Short Films)

  • “Plastic Semiotic,” Radu Jude
  • “The Night,” Tsai Ming-Liang
  • “Sad Film,” Vasili (Pseudonym)

Horizons/Orizzonti

  • “Les Promesses,” Thomas Kruithof
  • “Atlantide,” Yuri Ancarani
  • “Miracle,” Bogdan George Apetri
  • “Pilgrims,” Laurynas Bareisa
  • “Il Paradiso Del Pavone,” Laura Bispuri
  • “The Falls,” Chung Mong-Hong
  • “El Hoyo en la Cerca,” Joaquin Del Paso
  • “Amira,” Mohamed Diab
  • “A Plein Temps,” Eric Gravel
  • “107 Mothers,” Peter Kerekes
  • “Vera Dreams of the Sea,” Kaltrina Krasniqi
  • “White Building,” Kavich Neang
  • “Anatomy of Time,” Jakrawal Nilthamrong
  • “El Otro Tom,” Rodrigo Pla and Laura Santullo
  • “El Gran Movimiento,” Kiro Russo
  • “Once Upon a Time in Calcutta,” Aditya Vikram Sengupta
  • “Rhino,” Oleg Sentsov
  • “True Things,” Harry Wootliff
  • “Inu-Oh,” Yuasa Masaaki

Horizons/Orizzonti Extra

  • “Land of Dreams,” Sherin Neshat and Shoja Azari
  • “Costa Brava,” Mounia Akl
  • “Mama, I’m Home,” Vladimir Bitokov
  • “Ma Nuit,” Antoinette Boulat
  • “La Ragazza Ha Volato,” Wilma Labate
  • “7 Prisoners,” Alexandre Moratto
  • “The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic,” Teemu Nikki
  • “La Macchina Delle Immagini di Alfredo C.,” Roland Sejko