Cannes Film Festival 2022 — The Official Selection
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Cannes Film Festival 2022 — The Official Selection

April 18, 2022 Share

Cannes Film Festival is back for 2022 and has released its first official lineup last week — with more films to be announced in the coming days.

The lineup — announced by Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémaux — looks to be a diverse set that is sure to please cinema lovers.

Crimes of the Future and The Stars at Noon are just two names set to premiere on the Croisette this year as well as films by James Gray, Hirokazu Kore-Eda and others.

The festival also confirmed the world premiere of the long-awaited Top Gun sequel — Top Gun: Maverick.

Shaking up the festival, in March it was announced that Iris Knobloch had been elected as the first female president of the festival.

This year marks the 75th year of the Cannes Film Festival and from May 17 to May 28 this southern French town will be the place to be for cinema lovers.

Here is a full list of the first official selection:

Opening Night
Z – Michel Hazanavicius

The movie poster for Crimes of our Future, which will be featured at Cannes.
David Cronenberg’s Crimes of our Future is in competition at Cannes. Courtesy of NEON.

Competition
Holy Spider – Ali Abbasi
Les Amandiers – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Crimes of the Future – David Cronenberg
The Stars at Noon – Claire Denis
Frere et Soeur – Arnaud Desplechin
Tori and Lokita – Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Close – Lukas Dhont
Armageddon Time – James Gray
Broker – Hirokazu Kore-eda
Nostalgia – Mario Martone
R.M.N. – Cristian Mungiu
Triangle of Sadness – Ruben Ostlund
Decision to Leave – Park Chan-Wook
Showing Up – Kelly Reichardt
Leila’s Brothers – Saeed Roustayi
Boy from Heaven – Tarik Saleh
Tchaikovsky’s Wife – Kirill Serebrennikov
Hi-Han (Eo) – Jerzy Skolimowski

A still from the movie Elvis, featured at Cannes.
the biopic Elvis will feature at Cannes this year. Courtesy of Warner Bros Media.

Un Certain Regard
Les Pires – Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret
Burning Days – Emin Alper
Metronom – Alexandru Belc
Retour a Seoul – Davy Chou
Sick of Myself – Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo y La Niebla – Ariel Escalante Meza
Plan 75 – Hayakawa Chie
Beast – Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
Corsage – Marie Kreutzer
Butterfly Vision – Maksym Nakonechnyi
Volada Land – Hlynur Palmason
Rodeo – Lola Quivoron
Joyland – Saim Sadiq
The Stranger – Thomas M. Wright
The Silent Twins – Agnieszka Smoczynska

Cannes Premiere
Outside Night – Marco Bellocchio
Nos Frangins – Rachid Bouchareb
Irma Vep – Olivier Assayas (Series)
Dodo – Panos H. Koutras

Special Screenings
The Natural History of Destruction – Sergei Loznitsa
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind – Ethan Coen
All That Breathes – Shaunak Sen

Midnight Screenings
Moonage Daydream – Brett Morgen
Smoking Makes You Cough – Quentin Dupieux
Hunt – Lee Jung-Jae

A still from the movie Top Gun: Maverick, featured at Cannes.
Top Gun: Maverick will premiere at Cannes this year. Courtesy of Skydance Media.

Out of Competition
Top Gun: Maverick – Joseph Kosinski
Elvis – Baz Luhrmann
Three Thousand Years of Longing – George Miller
November – Cédric Jimenez
Masquerade – Nicolas Bedos

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