Full Cannes 2017 Lineup Revealed

So the official lineups for the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival have been announced and like any other year, they are chock full of surprises. While they’ve demonstrated their tendency to play favorites, having included the likes of Michael Haneke in the official competition, they’ve made some out of left field decisions. First and foremost is the appearance of Netflix who has both the monster flick Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories from Noah Baumbach set to compete for the Palme D’Or. Cannes has embraced Amazon Studios last year and still are this year with some of its upcoming titles set to premiere here. But it is interesting that Netflix, another streaming distributor, has finally gotten on the board as well.

You’ll also see that Nicole Kidman will have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR films set to premiere at Cannes. This is a hallmark of a great year for the actress who is coming off an Oscar nomination for Lion and is currently enjoying Emmy buzz for Big Little Lies.

Also, there will likely be plenty said about the near lack of female representation in the official competition with, like last year, only three women directors vying for the top prize. I share the same disappointments as anyone else who may be underwhelmed by this as well. But for what it’s worth, you’ll see there are still plenty of films helmed by women screened at the overall festival and the festival has taken slight steps above last year where they underwent massive scrutiny for its underrepresentation of women competing for the Palme D’Or.

But some highlights include the inclusion of Killing Of A Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos and Wonderstruck by Todd Haynes which is one of my most anticipated films of the year.

Full lineups down below:

Opener:
“Ismael’s Ghosts” (Arnaud Desplechin)

Competition:

“120 Beats Per Minute” (Robin Campillo)

“The Beguiled” (Sofia Coppola)

“The Day After” (Hong Sang-Soo)

“A Gentle Creature” (Sergei Loznitsa)

“Good Time” (Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie)

“Happy End” (Michael Haneke)

“In The Fade” (Fatih Akin)

“Jupiter’s Moon” (Kornel Mundruczo)

“Killing Of A Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos)

“L’amant double” (Francois Ozon)

“Le redoutable” (Michel Hazanavicius)

“Loveless”(Andrey Zyvagintsev)

“The Meyerowitz Stories” (Noah Baumbach)

“Okja” (Bong Joon-Ho)

“Radiance” (Naomi Kawase)

“Rodin” (Jacques Doillon)

“Wonderstruck” (Todd Haynes)

“You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay)

Un Certain Regard:

“After the War” (Annarita Zambrano)

“April’s Daughter” (Michel Franco)

“Barbara” (Mathieu Amalric)

“Beauty and the Dogs” (Kaouther Ben Hania)

“Before We Vanish” (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

“Closeness” (Kantemir Balagov)

“The Desert Bride” (Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato)

“Directions” (Stephan Komandarev)

“Dregs” (Mohammad Rasoulof)

“Jeune femme” (Laurent Cantet)

“L’Atelier” (Laurent Cantet)

“Lucky” (Sergio Castellitto)

“The Nature of Time” (Karim Moussaoui)

“Out” (Gyorgy Kristof)

“Western” (Valeska Grisebach)

“Wind River” (Taylor Sheridan)

Out Of Competition:

“Blade of the Immortal” (Takashi Miike)

“How To Talk To Girl At Parties” (John Cameron Mitchell)

“Visages, Villages” (Agnes Varda & JR)

Midnight Screenings:

“Prayer Before Dawn” (Jean-Stephane Sauvaire)

“The Merciless” (Byun Sung-Hyun)

“The Villainess” (Jung Byung-Gil)

Special Screenings:
“12 Jours” (Raymond Depardon)

“An Inconvenient Sequel” (Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk)

“Claire’s Camera” (Hong Sang-Soo)

“Demons In Paradise” (Jude Ratman)

“Napalm” (Claude Lanzmann)

“Promised Land” (Eugene Jarecki)

“Sea Sorrow” (Vanessa Redgrave)

“They” (Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)

70th Anniversary Events:

“24 Frames” (Abbas Kiarostami)

“Come Swim” (Kristen Stewart)

“Top Of The Lake” (Jane Campion)

“Twin Peaks” (David Lynch)

Virtual Reality:

“Carne y arena” (Alejandro G. Innaritu)