Screen Cannes Jury 2022

Screen International’s Cannes Jury Grid has been topped in 2022 by South Korea’s Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Decision To Leave’, which is about a detective who suspects – and is attracted to – a mysterious women while he investigates her husband’s death. 

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.

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.

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.

The Cannes Juries for 2021

Spike Lee – President

Director, producer, screenwriter (United States)

Mati Diop

Director (France, Senegal)

Mylène Farmer

Singer, songwriter (Canada, France)

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Actress, producer, screenwriter, director (États-Unis)

Jessica Hausner

Director, producer, screenwriter (Austria)

Mélanie Laurent

Actress, director, screenwriter (France)

Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director, producer, screenwriter (Brazil)

Tahar Rahim

Actor (France)

Song Kang-ho

Actor (South Korea)

President
Andrea Arnold
Director, screenwriter – United Kingdom

Mounia Meddour
Director, screenwriter, producer – Algeria

Elsa Zylberstein
Actress – France

Daniel Burman
Director, producer, screenwriter – Argentina

Michael Covino
Director, producer, actor – United States

Kaouther Ben Hania
Director, Writer
Tunisia

Tuva Novotny
Director, writer, actress
Sweden

Alice Winocour
Director, writer
France

Sameh Alaa
Director, producer, writer
Egypt

Carlos Muguiro
Filmmaker, teacher
Spain

Nicolas Pariser
Director, screenwriter
France

“Cannes Uncut”: New documentary will tell the story of the Cannes Film Festival’s 75 years…

CANNES UNCUT…Movies, Moguls and Money… Behind the Curtain at the Cannes Film Festival

  • Documentary will film at Cannes this year and be ready for 75th anniversary in 2022
  • Cannes Uncut will be the first major documentary covering the history of the Cannes Film Festival

With 2022 marking the 75th anniversary of the world’s best known film festival, the feature documentary Cannes Uncut will delve behind the scenes of the gloriously glamorous and glitzy event that has come to represent the best in cinema and the business of showbusiness.

The creative and production team behind Cannes Uncut – Colin Burrows, Mark Adams, Chris Pickard and Richard Blanshard – will be filming and conducting interviews at Cannes this year to sit alongside archive material, with the film being ready for next year’s festival to coincide with diamond jubilee celebrations. Sales agents negotiations are being finalised.

The Cannes Film Festival is famous as an event brimming with stories and characters as outlandish and dramatic as the films that have premiered there, and Cannes Uncut will celebrate the great films as well as the wild parties; the spectacular promotional stunts as well as the iconic talents; the glorious successes and the infamous failures. 

This is the documentary that dares to detail all the glamour, red carpets, craziness, deals, parties, movies, and personalities that saw the business of show business implant itself at the Cannes Film Festival. It offers an exciting high-adrenaline, roller-coaster experience of what has played out over the years.

In the decades following its launch in 1946 this initially modest French event established itself as the world’s pre-eminent film festival, and grew to define sophisticated film glamour as the world came to love the images and stories of the stars and starlets as they romped the sunny Cannes beaches by day, looked resplendent in sparkling jewellery and the finest of fashions on the red carpet and partied hard and late into the night.

Some 75 years on, the glorious excesses, triumphs and failures of Cannes is a story that is ready to be told. A story brought together by a band of brothers and sisters who have spent far too many decades pounding the Croisette, sweeping up the red carpet, hiding in the sales bunker, and drinking and carousing late into the night at the Petit Carlton and glamorous parties.

The team behind “Cannes Uncut”…

  • Colin Burrows is an independent producer, publicity consultant and CEO of the Special Treats Production Company, Europe’s leading production house for audio-visual coverage of the film industry. Clients include all the Hollywood majors, the Bond films for over 25 years, the Harry Potter films, and the The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit films. 
  • Richard Blanshard is an award-winning photographer producer, director and director of photography. His career began with special still photography on feature films and television and he was the official photographer to the US and UK film industries at the Cannes film Festival for more than 20 years.
  • Chris Pickard has covered the global film and television industries as a journalist, commentator and critic for more than three decades. He was editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures International, and edited and produced publications at the Cannes, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, Sundance, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary film festivals. He has attended and covered Cannes for more than 20 years.
  • Mark Adams is a critic, writer and film festival consultant. He was most recently Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, joining the festival in 2015. He was Chief Film Critic and Reviews Editor for film trade paper Screen International for four years, and has also been a film critic for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Moving Pictures International.

Honorary Palme d’Or for Marco Bellocchio

Cannes will present Italian director Marco Bellocchio with an honorary Palme d’Or on the closing night of the festival, a tribute to his “unique œuvre that has marked contemporary cinema with force and freedom.”

Bellocchio will also present in the festival’s Official Selection, “Marx Can Wait”, the Italian filmmaker’s attempt to understand his twin brother’s suicide at the age of 29. A family tragedy that he has never really recovered from, both a source of guilt and inspiration.