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CANNES 2024

Cannes' Official Selection welcomes 13 new titles

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- Michel Hazanavicius, Mohammad Rasoulof and Emanuel Pârvu join the competition; Runar Rusnarsson, Giants Zilbalodis and Céline Sallette are in Un Certain Regard

Cannes' Official Selection welcomes 13 new titles
The Most Precious of Cargoes by Michel Hazanavicius

As expected, the official selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) was rounded off today by 13 feature films. The films competing for the Palme d’Or (read the article) are now 22 (including eight new entries and four directed by women). Joining the race are Michel Hazanavicius (4th participation in competition in Cannes and winner of the Best Actor Award in 2011) with his first animated film, The Most Precious of Cargoes [+see also:
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, Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof (Golden Bear at Berlin in 2020 and selected three times in Un Certain Regard resulting in the Best Directing Award in 2011 and Best Film in 2017) with The Seed of the Sacred Fig [+see also:
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, and Romanian filmmaker Emanuel Pârvu with Three Kilometres to the End of the World [+see also:
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interview: Emanuel Pârvu
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]
(his third feature after, amongst others, Mikado [+see also:
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interview: Emanuel Pârvu
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which was in San Sebastián New Directors in 2021).

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The Cannes Premiere programme is enriched by To Live, To Die, To Live Again [+see also:
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 by French director Gaël Morel and Being Maria [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Palud
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 by his compatriot Jessica Palud (awarded at Venice Orizzonti in 2019 with Back Home [+see also:
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).

Added to the 15 titles already announced in the Un Certain Regard selection (read the news) are When the Light Breaks [+see also:
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interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
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 by Icelandic filmmaker Runar Runarsson (revealed in Directors’ Fortnight in 2011 with Volcano [+see also:
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, winner in 2015 San Sebastián with Sparrows [+see also:
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interview: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson
interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
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]
and in competition in Locarno in 2019 with Echo [+see also:
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interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
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]
) which will open the programme, the animated film Flow [+see also:
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interview: Gints Zilbalodis
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]
 by Latvian director Gints Zilbalodis (Contrechamp award in Annecy in 2019 with Away [+see also:
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interview: Gints Zilbalodis
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), and Niki [+see also:
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, the first feature as director by French actress Céline Sallette.

Also worth mentioning out of competition are Le Comte de Monte-Cristo [+see also:
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 by French filmmakers Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthier Delaporte, as well as special screenings for Arnaud Desplechin (with Spectateurs !) and documentaries Nasty [+see also:
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by Romanian directors Tudor Giurgiu, Tudor D Popescu and Cristian Pascariu, An Unfinished Film by Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye and Lula by US director Oliver Stone.

Only missing still are the film of the “last screening” during the awards ceremony, but also the make-up of the juries.

The full list of selected films:

Competition

The Apprentice [+see also:
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- Ali Abbasi (Canada/Denmark/Ireland)
Motel Destino [+see also:
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- Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/France/UK/Germany)
Bird [+see also:
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- Andrea Arnold (UK/France)
Emilia Perez [+see also:
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- Jacques Audiard (France)
Anora - Sean Baker (USA)
Megalopolis - Francis Ford Coppola (USA)
The Shrouds [+see also:
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- David Cronenberg (France/Canada)
The Substance [+see also:
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- Coralie Fargeat (UK/USA/France)
Grand Tour [+see also:
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interview: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Pa…
interview: Miguel Gomes
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]
- Miguel Gomes (Portugal/Italy/France/Germany/Japan/China)
The Most Precious of Cargoes [+see also:
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- Michel Hazanavicius (France/Belgium)
Marcello Mio [+see also:
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- Christophe Honoré (France/Italy)
Caught by the Tides - Jia Zhang-Ke (China)
All We Imagine as Light [+see also:
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- Payal Kapadia (France/India/Netherlands/Luxembourg/Italy)
Kinds of Kindness [+see also:
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- Yorgos Lanthimos (Ireland/UK/USA)
Beating Hearts [+see also:
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- Gilles Lellouche (France)
Three Kilometres to the End of the World [+see also:
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interview: Emanuel Pârvu
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]
- Emanuel Pârvu (Romania)
The Seed of the Sacred Fig [+see also:
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]
- Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran/Germany/France)
Wild Diamond [+see also:
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interview: Agathe Riedinger
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]
- Agathe Riedinger (France)
Oh Canada - Paul Schrader (USA)
Limonov: The Ballad [+see also:
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- Kirill Serebrennikov (Italy/France/Spain)
Parthenope [+see also:
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- Paolo Sorrentino (Italy/France)
The Girl with the Needle [+see also:
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interview: Magnus von Horn
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]
- Magnus von Horn (Denmark/Poland/Sweden)

Un Certain Regard

When the Light Breaks [+see also:
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interview: Rúnar Rúnarsson
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]
- Runar Runarsson (Iceland/Netherlands/Croatia/France) (opening film)
Norah
- Tawfik Alzaidi (Saudi Arabia)
The Shameless [+see also:
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interview: Konstantin Bojanov
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]
- Konstantin Bojanov (Switzerland/France/Bulgaria/Taiwan/India)
Le Royaume [+see also:
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interview: Julien Colonna
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]
- Julien Colonna (France)
Holy Cow [+see also:
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interview: Louise Courvoisier
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]
 – Louise Courvoisier (France)
Dog on Trial [+see also:
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interview: Laetitia Dosch
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]
 - Laetitia Dosch (Switzerland/France)
Black DogGuan Hu (China)
The Village Next to Paradise [+see also:
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]
Mo Harawe (Austria/France/Germany/Somalia)
September Says [+see also:
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interview: Ariane Labed
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]
Ariane Labed (Ireland/UK/Germany)
L’histoire de Souleymane [+see also:
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interview: Boris Lojkine
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]
Boris Lojkine (France)
The Damned [+see also:
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Roberto Minervini (Italy/USA/Belgium/Canada)
On Becoming a Guinea Fowl [+see also:
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interview: Rungano Nyoni, Susan Chardy
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]
Rungano Nyoni (UK/Zambia/Ireland)
My Sunshine [+see also:
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- Hiroshi Okuyama (Japan/France)
Niki [+see also:
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- Céline Sallette (France)
Santosh [+see also:
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- Sandhya Suri (UK/Germany/France/India)
Viet and Nam [+see also:
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- Minh Quý Truong (Vietnam/Philippines/Singapore/France/Netherlands/Italy/Germany/USA)
Armand [+see also:
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- Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel (Norway/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden)
Flow [+see also:
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interview: Gints Zilbalodis
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]
- Gints Zilbalodis (Latvia/France/Belgium)

Cannes Première

Everybody Loves Touda [+see also:
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- Nabil Ayouch (Morocco/France/Belgium/Denmark/Netherlands/Norway)
C'est pas moi - Leos Carax (France) (medium-length film)
The Marching Band [+see also:
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interview: Emmanuel Courcol
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- Emmanuel Courcol (France)
Miséricorde [+see also:
interview: Alain Guiraudie
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]
- Alain Guiraudie (France/Spain/Portugal)
Jim's Story [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu
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]
- Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France)
To Live, To Die, To Live Again [+see also:
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]
- Gaël Morel (France)
Being Maria [+see also:
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interview: Jessica Palud
film profile
]
- Jessica Palud (France)
Meeting with Pol Pot [+see also:
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- Rithy Panh (France/Cambodia/Taiwan/Qatar/Turkey)

Out of Competition

The Second Act [+see also:
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 - Quentin Dupieux (France) (opening film)
Horizon: An American Saga (Chapter 1) - Kevin Costner (USA)
She's Got No Name - Chan Peter Ho-Sun (China)
Rumours [+see also:
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- Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin (Canada/Germany)
Le Comte de Monte-Cristo [+see also:
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- Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte (France)
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga - George Miller (USA)

Midnight Screenings

Twilight of the Warrior: Walled in - Soi Cheang (China/Hong Kong)
The Surfer [+see also:
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- Lorcan Finnegan (UK/Australia/USA/Ireland)
The Balconettes [+see also:
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interview: Noémie Merlant
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]
 - Noémie Merlant (France)
I, The Executioner - Seung Wan Ryoo (South Korea)

Special Screenings

Le Fil [+see also:
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- Daniel Auteuil (France)
Spectateurs ! - Arnaud Desplechin (France)
Nasty [+see also:
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]
- Tudor Giurgiu, Tudor D Popescu and Cristian Pascariu (Romania)
The Invasion [+see also:
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interview: Sergei Loznitsa
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]
- Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands/France)
Ernest Cole, Lost and Found - Raoul Peck (France/USA)
Apprendre - Claire Simon (France)
Lula - Oliver Stone and Rob Wilson (USA/Brazil)
An Unfinished Film - Lou Ye (Singapore/Germany)
The Belle from Gaza [+see also:
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interview: Yolande Zauberman
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]
- Yolande Zauberman (France)

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(Translated from French)

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