Cannes Film Festival



The 72nd Cannes Film Festival unveiled its lineup Thursday morning, featuring a roster of acclaimed directors like Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Malick, and Ken Loach.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure kicked off the announcement with a tribute to the late iconic French director Agnès Varda.

They also highlighted the gender parity of the festival's selection committee and the growing inclusion of female directors in the lineup. Four competition films and 13 entries in the Official Selection were directed by women.

One notable film missing from the lineup is Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time," which sources had said would have its world premiere at the festival. 

Fremaux said that the film is not ready yet, due to the lengthy 35mm post-production process. But it could still be added to the festival at a later date.

Also missing from the festival: any Netflix films, for the second year in a row.

The festival will open with Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die," starring Bill Murray, Chloe Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and Adam Drive.

Oscar-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu will lead the main competition jury.

Here's the announced Cannes Film Festival lineup:

Competition
Pain and Glory, Pedro Almodovar
The Traitor, Marco Bellocchio
Wild Goose Lake, Yinan Diao
Parasite, Bong Joon-ho
Young Ahmed, The Dardenne Brothers
Oh Mercy!, Arnaud Desplechin
Atlantique, Mati Diop
Matthias and Maxime, Xavier Dolan
Little Joe, Jessica Hausner
Sorry We Missed You, Ken Loach
Les Miserables, Ladj Ly
A Hidden Life (previously known as Radegund), Terrence Malik
Nighthawk, Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles
The Whistlers, Corneliu Porumboiu
Frankie, Ira Sachs
The Dead Don't Die, Jim Jarmusch
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Celine Sciamma
It Must Be Heaven, Elia Suleiman
Sybil, Justine Triet

Out of Competition
Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher
The Best Years of Life, Claude Lelouch
Maradona, Asif Kapadia
La Belle Epoque, Nicolas Bedos
Too Old to Die Young, Nicolas Winding Refn (TV series screening 2 episodes)

Special Screenings
Share, Pippa Bianco
Family Romance LLC, Werner Herzog
Tommaso, Abel Ferrara
To Be Alive and Know It, Alain Cavalier
For Sama, Waad Al Kateab and Edward Watts

Midnight Screenings
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, Lee Won-Tae

Un Certain Regard
Invisible Life, Karim Aïnouz
Beanpole, Kantemir Balagov
The Swallows of Kabul, Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
A Brother’s Love, Monia Chokri
The Climb, Michael Covino
Joan of Arc, Bruno Dumont
A Sun That Never Sets, Olivier Laxe
Chambre 212, Christophe Honoré
Port Authority, Danielle Lessovitz
Papicha, Mounia Meddour
Adam, Maryam Touzani
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi, Midi Z
Liberte, Albert Serra
Bull, Annie Silverstein
Summer of Changsha, Zu Feng
EVGE, Nariman Aliev