Asghar Farhadi, who won the Best Foreign Language Oscar and Berlin Golden Bear for A Separation, will have his new film The Salesman world premiere in competition at Cannes. The news was announced today by the festival, along with details of several other additions to the festival lineup.
Also added is David Mackenzie’s Hell Or High Water in the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Mackenzie last directed the prison drama Starred Up with Jack O’Connell. Egyptian director Mohammed Diab’s Clash has been confirmed as the opening film for Un Certain Regard.
Jean-Francois Richet’s Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson, has been added as a Midnight Special. Jonathan Littell’s Wrong Elements, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet’s La Foret De Quinconces and Karim Dridi’s Chouf have been selected as special screenings.
In addition, Iggy Pop has confirmed he will attend the screening of Jim Jarmusch’s Gimme Danger, about the Stooges frontman. It will be shown as a Midnight Screening on May 19.