Cannes Film Festival unveils 2024 Official Selection

Ali Abbasi’s Trump Drama ‘The Apprentice,’ Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Kinds of Kindness’ set for Cannes competition



April 12, 2024

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Cannes Film Festival unveils 2024 Official Selection

The final selection of films for 77th Cannes Film Festival has been released

The organisers of Cannes, world’s most prestigious film festival, have released the Official Selection for the 77th Cannes Film Festival to be held in May.

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The Cannes International Film Festival has announced the selection of films for the 77th Cannes Film Festival which opens May 14 and runs through May 25.

In a press statement, the organisers say that Ali Abbasi’s The Apprentice, which is about former President of United States Donald Trump’s early business career, Anora, the latest film from Sean Baker of The Florida Project and Red Rocket fame, and Andrea Arnold’s Bird, featuring Barry Keoghan and Franz Rogowski, are among the standout entries in this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition.

“2024 selection was not easy because of the strikes, but that American cinema would absolutely be present at this year’s festival. Three of the 19 movies in competition are by American directors,” says Thierry Frémaux, Director, Institut Lumière.

Thierry Frémaux

Other familiar names who will launch new works in the competition category include Yorgos Lanthimos maker of Poor Things who will launch Kinds Of Kindness, his latest collaboration with actress Emma Stone. David Cronenberg returns with The Shrouds and Paul Schrader will debut Oh Canada, starring Jacob Elordi, Uma Thurman and Richard Gere. Emilia Perez, a musical with Selena Gomez will also debut in competition.

Indian director Payal Kapadia, winner of the festival’s best documentary prize in 2021, will premiere All We Imagine As Light, a feature shot in India and produced by Thomas Hakim and Julien Graff of the French Petit Chaos. Additionally, debut feature filmmaker Agathe Riedinger secured a competition spot with Wild Diamond, say the organisers.

All of the entries will be scrutinised by a jury led by Greta Gerwig, the director and screenwriter behind Barbie, and it will announce the Palme d’Or winner at a ceremony on May 25.

At the festival’s closing ceremony, George Lucas, the director of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movies, will also receive an Honorary Palme d’Or for his contribution to cinema.

List of movies:

In Competition

L’Amour Ouf  by Gilles Lellouche

All We Imagine As Light by Payal Kapadia

Anora by Sean Baker

The Apprentice by Ali Abbasi

Bird by Andrea Arnold

Caught by the Tides by Jia Zhangke

Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard

The Girl With the Needle by Magnus von Horn

Grand Tour by Miguel Gomes

Limonov: The Ballad by Kirill Serebrennikov

Marcello Mio by Christophe Honoré

Megalopolis Francis by Ford Coppola

Motel Destino by Karim Ainouz

Oh Canada by Paul Schrader

Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino

The Shrouds by David Cronenberg

The Substance by Coralie Fargeat

Wild Diamond by Agathe Riedinger

Kinds of Kindness by Yorgos Lanthimos

Out of Competition

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga by George Miller

Horizon, an American Saga by Kevin Costner

Rumours by Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin

She’s Got No Name by Chan Peter Ho-Sun

 Un Certain Regard

Armand Halfdan by Ullmann Tondel

Black Dog by Guan Hu

The Damned by Roberto Minervini

L’Histoire de Souleymane by Boris Lojkine

Boku No Ohisama by Hiroshi Okuyama

Norah by Tawik Alzaidi

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl by Rungano Nyoni

Le Royaume by Julien Colonna

Santosh by Sandhya Suri

September Says by Ariane Labed

The Shameless by Konstantin Bojanov

Viet and Nam by Truong Minh Quý

The Village Next to Paradise by Mo Harawe

Vingt Deux! by Louise Courvoisier

Who Let the Dogs Bite? by Laetitia Dosch

Midnight Screenings

The Balconettes by Noémie Merlant

I, The Executioner by Seung Wan Ryoo

The Surfer by Lorcan Finnegan

Twilight of the Warrior Walled In by Soi Cheang

Cannes Premiere

C’est Pas Moi by Leos Carax

Everybody Loves Touda by Nabil Ayouch

The Matching Bang by Emmanuel Courcol

Misericorde by Alain Guiraudie

Rendez-Vous Avec Pol Pot by Rithy Panh

Le Roman de Jim by Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu

Special Screenings

Apprendre by Claire Simon

La Belle de Gaza by Yolande Zauberman

Ernest Cole, Lost and Found by Raoul Peck

Le Fil by Daniel Auteuil

The Invasion by Sergei Loznitsa



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