From v 14 to 25 will occur one of the most important film festivals in the world: the Festival de Cannes. There are 18 films in competition for the Palme d’Or, and the jury, mainly female, is headlined by New Zealand director Jane Campion. The controversial film which will open the festival is Grace de Monaco, with Nicole Kidman playing the actress Grace Kelly. In addition, there are other great films that are nominated for this award, both in competition and in Un Certain Regard. Here are the nominees:

In Competition:

  • ADIEU AU LANGAGE. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
  • CAPTIVES.  Directed by Atom Egoyan
  • DEUX JOURS, UNE NUIT. Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
  • FOXCATCHER. Directed by Bennett Miller
  • FUTATSUME NO MADO (STILL THE WATER). Directed by Naomi Kawase
  • JIMMY’S HALL. Directed by Ken Loach
  • LE MERAVIGLIE. Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
  • LEVIATHAN. Directed by Andrey Zvyagivstev
  • MAPS TO THE STARS. Directed by David Cronenberg
  • MOMMY. Directed by Xavier Dolan
  • MR. TURNER. Directed by Mike Leigh
  • RELATOS SALVAJES. Directed by Damián Szifrón
  • SAINT LAURENT. Directed by Bertrand Bonello
  • SILS MARIA. Directed by Olivier Assayas
  • THE HOMESMAN. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
  • THE SEARCH. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
  • TIMBUKTU. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • WINTER SLEEP (KIS UYKUSU). Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Un Certain Regard:

  • AMOUR FOU. Directed by Jessica Haussner
  • BIRD PEOPLE. Directed by Pascale Ferran
  • CHARLIE’S COUNTRY. Directed by Rolf DE Herr
  • DOHEE-YA. Directed by July Jung
  • FANTASIA. Directed by Chao Wang
  • FEHÉR ISTEN (WHITE GOD). Directed by Kornél Mundruczó
  • HARHEK MI HEADRO (THAT LOVELY GIRL). Directed by Keren Yedaya
  • HERMOSA JUVENTUD. Directed by Jaime Rosales
  • INCOMPRESA. Directed by Asia Argento
  • JAUJA. Directed by Lisandro Alonso
  • LA CHAMBRE BLEUE. Directed by Mathieu Amalric
  • LOST RIVER. Directed by Ryan Gosling
  • PARTY GIRL. Directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burgrer, Samuel Theis
  • RUN. Directed by Philippe Lacôte
  • SNOW IN PARADISE. Directed by Andrew Hulme
  • THE SALT OF THE EARTH. Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
  • TITLI. Directed by Kanu Behl
  • TURIST. Directed by Ruben Östlund
  • XENIA. Directed by Panos H. Koutras

Source and images: ©Festival de Cannes

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