UPDATE: The Cannes Film Festival offered up some surprises today, and plenty of firsts. The Official Selection includes two Competition slots filled by Netflix films (Okja by Bong Joon-ho and The Meyerowitz Stories by Noah Baumbach); there are also nine first-time filmmakers across the sections; and two TV series (David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake) as part of the 70th Anniversary Events program. Several films which were expected and did turn up include Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, Michael Haneke’s Happy End, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.

There will be more titles added over the next few weeks. Deadline’s Nancy Tartaglione will be back with a full analysis of the lineup announced today.

PREVIOUS, 2AM PT: After months of speculation, the day has finally arrived when we’ll get a solid look at what’s in store for the 70th Cannes Film Festival which runs May 17-28. Chief Thierry Frémaux is announcing the lineup this morning in Paris, and it’s one which has been shrouded in more mystery than I can recall in 20 years of covering the event. Names we expect to be announced as part of the Official Selection today include Sofia Coppola, Michael Haneke, Todd Haynes, Yorgos Lanthimos and Michel Hazanvicius. The latter has been tipped as a possibility to open the festival with his Jean-Luc Godard-themed Redoubtable, although there’s still a question mark there. We’ll know more in just a few moments. The full list of titles announced today (Frémaux typically saves some surprises to be added over the remaining weeks before the Riviera shindig kicks off) is being updated below, so keep checking back.


Ismael’s Ghosts, dir: Arnaud Desplechin (Out of Competition)


Top of the Lake: China Girl, dirs: Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman

24 Frames, dir: Abbas Kiarostami

Twin Peaks, dir: David Lynch

Come Swim, dir: Kristen Stewart


Carne Y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible), dir: Alejandro G Inarritu


An Inconvenient Sequel, dirs: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

12 Jours, dir: Raymond Depardon

They, dir: Anahita Ghazinizadeh

Keul-Le-Eo-Ui-Ka-Me-La (Clair’s Camera), dir: Hong Sangsoo

Promised Land, dir: Eugene Jarecki

Napalm, dir: Claude Lanzmann

Demons In Paradise, dir: Jude Ratman

Sea Sorrow, dir: Vanessa Redgrave


AK-Nyeo (The Villainess), dir: Jung Byung-gil

Bulhandang (The Merciless), dir: Byun Sung-hyun

Prayer Before Dawn, dir: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire


Mugen Non Junin, (Blade Of The Immortal), dir: Takashi Miike

How To Talk To Girls At Parties, dir: John Cameron Mitchell

Visages, Villages, dir: Agnes Varda & JR


Barbara, dir: Mathieu Amalric (Opening Film)

La Novia Del Desierto (The Desert Bride), dirs: Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato

Tesnota (Closeness), dir: Kantemir Balagov

Aala Kaf Ifrit (Beauty And The Dogs), dir: Kaouther Ben Hania

L’Atélier, dir: Laurent Cantet

Fortunata (Lucky), dir: Sergio Castellitto

Las Hijas De Abril (April’s Daughter), dir: Michel Franco

Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha (Before We Vanish), dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Lerd (Dregs), dir: Mohammad Rasoulof

En Attendant Les Hirondelles (The Nature of Time), dir: Karim Moussaoui

Apres La Guerre (After The War), dir: Annarita Zambrano

Wind River, dir: Taylor Sheridan

Jeune Femme, dir: Leonor Serraille

Western, dir: Valeska Grisebach

Posoki (Directions), dir: Stephan Komandarev

Out, dir: Gyorgy Kristof


Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Good Time, dirs: Benny and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really Here, dir: Lynne Ramsay

L’Amant Double, dir: Francois Ozon

Jupiter’s Moon, dir: Kornel Mundruczo

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos

The Day After, dir: Hang Sangsoo

Redoubtable, dir: Michel Hazanavicius

Wonderstruck, dir: Todd Haynes

Happy End, dir: Michael Haneke

Rodin, dir: Jacques Doillon

The Beguiled, dir: Sofia Coppola

In the Fade, dir: Fatih Akin

The Meyerowitz Stories, dir: Noah Baumbach

Okja, dir: Bong Joon-ho

120 Battements Par Minute, dir: Robin Campillo

Hikari (Radiance), dir: Naomi Kawase

A Gentle Creature, dir: Sergei Loznitsa