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Atlantics - by Mati Diop - CANNES 2019: Mati Diop’s first feature film mixes realism and fantasy to weave an intriguing and nebulous moral tale about immigration, love and death
Atlantics
by Mati Diop
CANNES 2019: Mati Diop’s first feature film mixes realism and fantasy to weave an intriguing and nebulous moral tale about immigration, love and death
Pain & Glory - by Pedro Almodóvar - This 21st film by Pedro Almodóvar exudes the intense emotions that have shaped his life, and features Antonio Banderas as the mirror-image of the director behind Talk To Her and All About My Mother
Pain & Glory
by Pedro Almodóvar
This 21st film by Pedro Almodóvar exudes the intense emotions that have shaped his life, and features Antonio Banderas as the mirror-image of the director behind Talk To Her and All About My Mother
Les Misérables - by Ladj LY - CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
Les Misérables
by Ladj LY
CANNES 2019: With his first fiction feature, Ladj Ly paints an intense and impactful portrait of the relations between police and young people in the Paris suburbs
Young Ahmed - by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne - CANNES 2019: The Dardenne brothers return to their core film values, painting a modest portrait of a child caught in the vortex of religious radicalisation
Young Ahmed
by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
CANNES 2019: The Dardenne brothers return to their core film values, painting a modest portrait of a child caught in the vortex of religious radicalisation
Little Joe - by Jessica Hausner - CANNES 2019: Austria’s Jessica Hausner puts her name to a hugely cerebral psychoanalytical film with a societal focus, flirting with the genre of sci-fi chiller and the world of genetic mutations
Little Joe
by Jessica Hausner
CANNES 2019: Austria’s Jessica Hausner puts her name to a hugely cerebral psychoanalytical film with a societal focus, flirting with the genre of sci-fi chiller and the world of genetic mutations
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - by Céline Sciamma - CANNES 2019: Céline Sciamma puts her name to a magnificent period drama on passionate love, art and the destiny of women, featuring the exceptional acting talent of Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
by Céline Sciamma
CANNES 2019: Céline Sciamma puts her name to a magnificent period drama on passionate love, art and the destiny of women, featuring the exceptional acting talent of Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel
Bacurau - by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles - CANNES 2019: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ new work bobs and weaves with gusto and humour, playing with the traditions of the Western, Brazilian cinema and anti-imperialist resistance
Bacurau
by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
CANNES 2019: Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ new work bobs and weaves with gusto and humour, playing with the traditions of the Western, Brazilian cinema and anti-imperialist resistance
Our Mothers - by César Díaz - CANNES 2019: Through the story of Ernesto, his family, and his friends, César Díaz paints the portrait of a collective resilience, that of the victims of the Guatemalan military dictatorship
Our Mothers
by César Díaz
CANNES 2019: Through the story of Ernesto, his family, and his friends, César Díaz paints the portrait of a collective resilience, that of the victims of the Guatemalan military dictatorship

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The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão - by Karim Aïnouz - CANNES 2019: Karim Aïnouz ramps up the melodrama in his adaptation of Martha Batalha’s novel
The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão
by Karim Aïnouz
CANNES 2019: Karim Aïnouz ramps up the melodrama in his adaptation of Martha Batalha’s novel
Fire Will Come - by Oliver Laxe - CANNES 2019 : Oliver Laxe crafts an austere and very powerful film about the forces of nature, following a paria leaving prison and returning to his mother
Fire Will Come
by Oliver Laxe
CANNES 2019 : Oliver Laxe crafts an austere and very powerful film about the forces of nature, following a paria leaving prison and returning to his mother
I Lost My Body - by Jérémy Clapin - CANNES 2019: Animation sends sparks flying on the Croisette with the feature debut from French director Jérémy Clapin, a moving, inventive, and prodigious gem of storytelling
I Lost My Body
by Jérémy Clapin
CANNES 2019: Animation sends sparks flying on the Croisette with the feature debut from French director Jérémy Clapin, a moving, inventive, and prodigious gem of storytelling
Alice and the Mayor - by Nicolas Pariser - CANNES 2019: Nicolas Pariser delivers a very clever and quirky political comedy, with brilliant performances from Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier
Alice and the Mayor
by Nicolas Pariser
CANNES 2019: Nicolas Pariser delivers a very clever and quirky political comedy, with brilliant performances from Fabrice Luchini and Anaïs Demoustier
On a Magical Night - by Christophe Honoré - CANNES 2019: Christophe Honoré delivers a conceptual tale that’s reflexive, inventive, fast-paced and funny about a couple in crisis after 25 years of marriage
On a Magical Night
by Christophe Honoré
CANNES 2019: Christophe Honoré delivers a conceptual tale that’s reflexive, inventive, fast-paced and funny about a couple in crisis after 25 years of marriage
Liberté - by Albert Serra - CANNES 2019: Albert Serra invites us to partake in the nocturnal wanderings of a group of sadien libertines as the liminal surrounds of the forest rustle with their desires
Liberté
by Albert Serra
CANNES 2019: Albert Serra invites us to partake in the nocturnal wanderings of a group of sadien libertines as the liminal surrounds of the forest rustle with their desires
An Easy Girl - by Rebecca Zlotowski - CANNES 2019: Rebecca Zlotowski stages an amoral, light and sunny tale dismantling the clichés about sexual, cultural, and monetary power relations
An Easy Girl
by Rebecca Zlotowski
CANNES 2019: Rebecca Zlotowski stages an amoral, light and sunny tale dismantling the clichés about sexual, cultural, and monetary power relations
For Sama - by Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts - CANNES 2019: Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ documentary about Syria arrives in Cannes on the back of festival wins at SXSW and HotDocs
For Sama
by Waad Al-Khateab, Edward Watts
CANNES 2019: Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ documentary about Syria arrives in Cannes on the back of festival wins at SXSW and HotDocs
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