Thursday, May 23, 2024

Additions To The 2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

After the official announcement of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival lineup two weeks ago and the announcement of the parallel Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and Cannes Critics’ Week sections, the Cannes Film Festival has announce additions to the Un Certain Regard, Cannes Premiere, Special Screenings, In and Out Of Competition lineups.

Michel Hazanavicius’ adaptation of Jean-Claude Grumberg’s novel of the same name, “The Most Precious of Cargoes” will be the first animated feature to compete in the In Competition section since Ari Folman’s Oscar-nominated film “Waltz With Bashir” in 2008. This will be Academy Award-winner Hazanavicius’ fourth film to premiere In Competition at Cannes. Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat will score the animated WWII Holocaust drama. Persecuted Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” has also been added to the In Competition lineup. Jessica Palud’s “Maria,” about the tragic life of Maria Schneider, who starred in Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial “Last Tango in Paris” alongside Marlon Brando, has been added to the Cannes Premiere section. Chinese filmmaker Lou Ye’s untitled documentary feature set during the pandemic has been given a Special Screenings slot alongside Arnaud Desplechin’s “Spectateurs,” starring Mathieu Amalric, and a new documentary film from Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone titled “Lula.” Celine Salette’s directorial debut “Niki,” a biopic of French-American artist Niki de Saint-Phalle (Charlotte Le Bon), has been added to the Un Certain Regard category while it was announced “When The Light Breaks” from director Rúnar Rúnarsson will open the Un Certain Regard section on May 15th. Finally, Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte’s “The Count of Monte-Cristo,” starring Pierre Niney, have been given an Out Of Competition slot at this year’s festival.

COMPETITION
THE MOST PRECIOUS OF CARGOES – Michel Hazanavicius
THREE KILOMETERS TO THE END OF THE WORLD (Trois kilomètres jusqu’à la fin du monde) – Emanuel Parvu
THE SEED OF THE SACRED FIG – Mohammad Rasoulof

UN CERTAIN REGARD
WHEN THE LIGHT BREAKS – Rúnar Rúnarsson
NIKI – Céline Sallette (First film)
FLOW – Gints Zilbalodis

CANNES PREMIERE
VIVRE, MOURIR, RENAITRE – Gaël Morel
MARIA – Jessica Palud

SPECIAL SCREENINGS
SPECTATEURS – Arnaud Desplechin
NASTY – Tudor Giurgiu
LULA – Oliver Stone
AN UNFINISHED FILM – Lou Ye

OUT OF COMPETITION
THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO – Alexandre De La Patellière & Matthieu Delaporte

The full lineup for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival can be seen here. The festival runs from May 14th until May 25th.

Are you excited for the 2024 Cannes Film Festival? What do you think of these additions to the lineup? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Which films are you most looking forward to seeing? Please let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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