discover the 21 films in the running for the Palme d'Or

21 feature films are competing in the official competition of the Cannes festival this year. Presentation and dates of diffusion in Cannes and in theaters.

The 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival is launched. Find the 21 films of the official competition and their release dates. In two weeks, the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Saturday, May 25th.

1"The Dead Do not Die"

By American director Jim Jarmusch. The Dead Do not Die kicked off the festival Tuesday with a five-star cast: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Selena Gomez and a horde of zombies led by Iggy Pop and Tom Waits.

"The dead do not die" by Jim Jarmusch (2019) (ANIMAL KINGDOM / COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL)

Screened Tuesday, May 14 in Cannes. In theaters May 15, 2019.

2"Pain and Glory" ("Dolor y Gloria ")

The film is announced as one of the most intimate of the Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, the story is centered on a melancholic director embodied by Antonio Banderas that we find on the screen alongside Penélope Cruz.

"Dolor y Gloria" by Pedro Almodovar (2019) (PATHÉ / ALLOCINE)

Screened Friday, May 17 in Cannes. En rooms on May 17, 2019

3"The Traitor" ("Il Traditore")

A film by the Italian Marco Bellocchio telling the story of the first repentant of the Sicilian mafia.

"It Traditore" by Marco Bellocchio (2019) (AD VITAM / ALLOCINE)

Screened Thursday, May 23 in Cannes. In theaters November 6, 2019

4"Wild Goose Lake" ("Nan fang che zhan of ju hui")

Chinese director Diao Yinan is for the first time in official selection, with a black film in which a gang leader in search of redemption and a prostitute find themselves in the middle of a manhunt.

"Wild Goose Lake" by Diao Yinan (MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Saturday, May 18 in Cannes.

5"Parasite" ("Gisaengchung")

After the successes of Snowpiercer and OkjaThe Korean Bong Joon Ho returns with a thriller on the family members of Ki-Taek, all unemployed, who are interested in the lifestyle of the wealthy Park family. Following an incident, the two families find themselves mingled.

"Parasite" by Boon Joon-Ho (2019) (THE BOOKMAKERS / THE JOKERS / ALLOCINE)

Screened Tuesday, May 21 in Cannes. In theaters June 7, 2019.

6"The young Ahmed"

The Belgian duo Dardenne brothers discusses the issue of radicalization through the story of Ahmed, 13 years old.

"Young Ahmed" by Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Monday, May 20th in Cannes. In theaters May 22, 2019.

7"Roubaix, a light"

The Frenchman Arnauld Desplechin, inspired by real events, tells the story of the murder of an old woman in Roubaix. With Roschdy Zem, Léa Seydoux and Sara Forestier.

"Roubaix, a light" by Arnaud Desplechin (2019) (THE PACT / ALLOCINE)

Screened Wednesday, May 22 in Cannes.

8"Atlantic"

A Franco-Senegalese feature film by Mati Diop. In a popular suburb of Dakar, construction workers decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future.

"Atlantic" by Mati Diop (AD VITAM / ALLOCINE)

Screened Thursday, May 16th in Cannes.

9"Matthias and Maxime"

A Canadian film by and with Xavier Dolan about two friends in their twenties who are starting to feel each other's feelings.

"Matthias and Maxime" by Xavier Dolan (DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Wednesday, May 22 in Cannes.

10"Little Joe"

Austrian director Jessica Hausner's first film in English on the theme of genetic manipulation. With Ben Whishaw.

"Little Joe" by Jessica Hausner (2019) (BAC FILMS / ALLOCINE)

Screened Friday, May 17 in Cannes.

11"Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo"

Abdellatif Kechiche presents the continuation of Mektoub my love: canto uno, a hymn to love and desire following a band of young people in Sète, in the 90s.

"Mektoub my love: Intermezzo" by Abdellatif Kechiche (2019) (PATHÉ / ALLOCINE)

Screened Thursday, May 23 in Cannes.

12"Sorry we missed you"

A film by British director Ken Loach. Ricky, Abby and their two children live in Newcastle. Chaining low-paying jobs, and failing to fight against precariousness, Ricky will become a driver-deliverer on his own to try to get by.

"Sorry we missed you" by Ken Loach (2018) (THE PACT / ALLOCINE)

Screened Thursday, May 16th in Cannes.

13"Les Misérables" by Ladj Ly (France)

The director Ladj Ly presents his first feature film shot in Montfermeil, a suburb of Paris where he lives, partly taking over the plot of his short film of the same name on police violence.

"Les Miserables" by Ladj Ly (2019) (THE PACT / ALLOCINE)

Screened Wednesday, May 15 in Cannes.

14 "A hidden life"

A film by the American director Terrence Malik about the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian conscientious objector (August Dielhl) who was executed by the Nazis.

"A Hidden Life" by Terrence Malik (2019) (ORANGE STUDIO CINEMA / UGC DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Monday, May 20th in Cannes.

15"Bacurau"

Brazilian film Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles. A filmmaker goes to a village in the interior of Brazil to make a documentary and discovers secrets about its inhabitants. With Udo Kier and Sonia Braga.

"Bacurau" by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles (2019) (SBS DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Wednesday, May 15 in Cannes. In theaters on September 25, 2019.

16"La Gomera" ("Whistlers")

Romanian director Corneliu Porumboiu's film follows in the footsteps of a policeman who arrives on the island of La Gomera in the Canaries to help a thug escape from prison.

"La Gomera" by Corneliu Porumboiu (2019) (DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Saturday, May 18 in Cannes.

17"Frankie"

A film of the American Ira Sachs with Isabelle Huppert, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear. Three generations participate in a one-day experience: a trip to the city of Sintra in Portugal.

"Frankie" by Ira Sachs (2019) (SBS DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Monday, May 20th in Cannes. In theaters August 28, 2019.

18"Portrait of the girl on fire"

French director Céline Sciamma tells the story of a painter commissioned in the eighteenth century to make the wedding portrait of a young woman, played by Adele Haenel.

"Portrait of the girl on fire" Céline Sciamma (2019) (PYRAMID DISTRIBUTION / ALLOCINE)

Screened Sunday, May 19 in Cannes.

19"It must be heaven"

Autobiographical account of the exile of director Elia Suleiman, from his native Palestine to a new country.

"It must be heaven" by Elia Suleiman (2019) (THE PACT / ALLOCINE)

Screened Friday, May 24 in Cannes.

20"Once upon a time … in Hollywood"

Ninth film by Quentin Tarantino revisiting the 1969 Los Angeles through the story of a TV star and his lining, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

Quentin Tarantino's "Once upon a Time … In Hollywood" (2019) (SONY PICTURES RELEASING FRANCE / ALLOCINE)

Screened Tuesday, May 21 in Cannes. In theaters August 14, 2019.

21"Sibyl" by Justine Triet (France)

A film by Justine Triet with Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The story of a novelist turned psychoanalyst, who decides to return to writing but lacks inspiration, until she meets a young woman who makes him revelations.

"Sybil" by Justine Triet (2019) (THE PACT / ALLOCINE)

Screened Friday, May 24 in Cannes. In theaters May 24, 2019.

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