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CANNES 2017 Official Selection

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Ruben Östlund added to the Cannes competition

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- The Square will be vying for the Palme d'Or, Polanski will be included out of competition, and The Summit will be showcased in Un Certain Regard

Ruben Östlund added to the Cannes competition
The Square by Ruben Östlund

As expected, the Official Selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May) was rounded off today. The 18 initially selected contenders for the Palme d'Or (see the article) have now become 19 thanks to the addition of The Square [+see also:
film review
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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]
by Ruben Östlund. The Swedish director will be present in competition on the Croisette for the first time after taking part in Un Certain Regard in 2008 and 2014 with Involuntary [+see also:
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interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
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]
and Force Majeure [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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]
– which won the Jury Prize – and in the Directors’ Fortnight in 2011 with Play [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
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]
.

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Meanwhile, Polish director Roman Polanski’s Based on a True Story [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
will be unveiled out of competition.

The 16 titles in the Un Certain Regard selection (see the news) have increased to 18. They have been joined by The Summit [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Santiago Mitre
film profile
]
by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre and Walking Past the Future by China’s Li Ruijun.

Two additional Special Screenings are on the programme, with the documentaries The Venerable W. [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Barbet Schroeder
film profile
]
by Barbet Schroeder and Carré 35 [+see also:
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film profile
]
by Eric Caravaca.

Children’s Screening will host the world premiere of the animated film Zombillénium [+see also:
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]
by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord.

Lastly, as part of the festival’s 70th-anniversary celebrations, a tribute screening to André Téchiné will be organised with a showing of his new film, Nos années folles [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, and Tony Gatlif will unveil Djam [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
in Cinéma de la Plage as the central part of a film-concert event.

The final list of the Official Selection of the 70th Cannes Film Festival:

Competition:

Ismael's Ghosts [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
Q&A: Arnaud Desplechin
film profile
]
 - Arnaud Desplechin (opening film) (France)
The Meyerowitz Stories - Noah Baumbach (United States)
In the Fade [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Fatih Akin
film profile
]
 - Fatih Akin (Germany/France)
Okja - Bong Joon-ho (South Korea/United States)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
 - Robin Campillo (France)
The Beguiled - Sofia Coppola (United States)
Rodin [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Jacques Doillon (France/Belgium)
Happy End [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Michael Haneke
film profile
]
 - Michael Haneke (France/Germany/Austria)
Wonderstruck - Todd Haynes (United States)
Redoubtable [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
film profile
]
 - Michel Hazanavicius (France)
The Day After (Geu-hu) - Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
Radiance [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Naomi Kawase (Japan/France)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Yorgos Lanthimos
film profile
]
 - Yorgos Lanthimos (United Kingdom/Ireland/United States)
A Gentle Creature [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Sergei Loznitsa
film profile
]
 - Sergei Loznitsa (France/Netherlands/Germany/Lithuania)
Jupiter's Moon [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile
]
 - Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary/Germany)
The Square [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Ruben Östlund
film profile
]
 - Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/United States)
L'Amant double [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - François Ozon (France/Belgium)
You Were Never Really Here [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Lynne Ramsay
film profile
]
 - Lynne Ramsay (United Kingdom/France)
Good Time - Benny & Josh Safdie (United States)
Loveless [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia/France/Belgium/Germany)

Un Certain Regard:

Barbara [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 - Mathieu Amalric (opening film) (France)
The Desert Bride - Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato (Argentina)
Closeness [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Kantemir Balagov (Russia)
Beauty and the Dogs [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Kaouther Ben Hania
film profile
]
 - Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/France/Sweden/Norway/Lebanon/Switzerland)
The Workshop [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
 - Laurent Cantet (France)
Lucky [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sergio Castellitto
film profile
]
 - Sergio Castellitto (Italy)
April's Daughters - Michel Franco (Mexico)
Western [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonas Dornbach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
interview: Valeska Grisebach
film profile
]
 - Valeska Grisebach (Germany/Bulgaria/Austria)
Directions [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Stephan Komandarev
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]
 - Stephan Komandarev (Bulgaria/Germany/Macedonia)
Out [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: György Kristóf
film profile
]
 - Gyorgy Kristof (Slovakia/Latvia/Czech Republic/Hungary/France)
Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) - Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Japan)
Walking Past the Future - Li Ruijun (China)
The Summit [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Santiago Mitre
film profile
]
 - Santiago Mitre (Argentina/Spain/France)
Until the Birds Return [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Karim Moussaoui
film profile
]
 - Karim Moussaoui (France/Germany/Algeria)
Dregs (Lerd) - Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran)
Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
 - Léonor Serraille (France/Belgium)
Wind River - Taylor Sheridan (United States)
After the War [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Annarita Zambrano
film profile
]
 - Annarita Zambrano (France/Italy)

Out of Competition:

How to Talk to Girls at Parties [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
 - John Cameron Mitchell (United Kingdom/United States)
Blade of the Immortal - Takashi Miike (Japan/United Kingdom)
Based on a True Story [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
Roman Polanski (France/Poland)
Visages, villages [+see also:
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trailer
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]
 - Agnès Varda, JR (France)

Special Screenings:

Carré 35 [+see also:
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]
 - Eric Caravaca (France)
An Inconvenient Sequel - Bonni Cohen, John Shenk (United States)
12 Jours
 [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Raymond Depardon (France)
They
 - Anahita Ghazvinizadeh (United States/Qatar)
Promised Land - Eugene Jarecki (United States/Germany)
Napalm [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Claude Lanzmann (France)
Sea Sorrow
 [+see also:
trailer
interview: Vanessa Redgrave
film profile
]
 - Vanessa Redgrave (United Kingdom)
Demons in Paradise [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
 - Jude Ratman (Sri Lanka/France)
Claire's Camera [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Hong Sang-soo (France/South Korea)
The venerable W. [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Barbet Schroeder
film profile
]
 - Barbet Schroeder (France)

Special Screenings - Events:

Top of the Lake: China Girl - Jane Campion, Ariel Kleiman (TV series) (Australia/United Kingdom/New Zealand/United States)
Carne y arena - Alejandro González Iñárritu (virtual reality - installation)
Twin Peaks - David Lynch (TV series) (United States)
24 Frames - Abbas Kiarostami (Iran)
Come Swim - Kristen Stewart (short film) (United States)

Midnight Screenings:

The Villainess (Ak-nyeo) - Jung Byung-Gil (South Korea)
The Merciless (Bulhandang) - Byun Sung-Hyun (South Korea)
Prayer Before Dawn [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (United Kingdom/France)

Children’s Screenings:

Zombillénium [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 - Arthur de PinsAlexis Ducord (France)

70th Anniversary Screenings:

Nos années folles [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - André Téchiné (France)

Cinéma de la Plage:

Djam [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Tony Gatlif (France/Greece/Turkey)

(Translated from French)

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