UPDATED: The grand majority of the Cannes Film Festival lineup for 2019 was unveiled this morning in Paris with such expected names as Pedro Almodóvar (Pain & Glory), Terrence Malick (A Hidden Life) and Ken Loach (Sorry We Missed You) in the mix (see the full list below). At the same time, there still is no confirmation of Quentin Tarantino’s anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — yet. Fest chief Thierry Frémaux said it’s not quite ready, but he hopes to add it. What he’s seen of the period film is “magnificent.”
Overall, there were few surprises, but among the refreshing turns here on the Champs-Elysées this morning, there are four female directors in Competition, the most of any recent year. They include Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe and Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
We also learned this morning that Elton John will be on hand for the world premiere of Paramount’s Rocketman, which Deadline previously confirmed for a May 16 slot. Alfonso Cuarón also will be on the Riviera to present a restored version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining — and, according to Frémaux, to “hang out” with his pal Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who is the Cannes jury president this year.
See below for the full list of titles announced today including the Competition, Out of Competition, Special Screenings and Un Certain Regard strands. More films surely will be added in the days to come, so check back for more news and our analysis of Cannes, Vintage 2019.
PREVIOUS, 1:57AM PT: The lineup for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival is being unveiled this morning from the UGC Normandie theater here on Paris’ Champs-Elysées. There already are a handful of titles certain to be among the Official Selection that fest chief Thierry Frémaux will announce today, though he also might have some surprises up his sleeve and is likely to hold a few tidbits back to be added over the next few weeks before the Riviera shindig kicks off on May 14.
The festival announced earlier that Jim Jarmusch’s zombie horror comedy The Dead Don’t Die, from Focus, has opening-night honors, in Competition. And as Deadline previously confirmed, Paramount’s Elton John musical fantasy biopic Rocketman will blast off on May 16. Alejandro G. Iñárritu is President of the jury this year, one that as ever, has been rife with speculation.
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We do not expect to hear any Netflix or Amazon features included on the roster, marking the first time in four years without a film from either streamer. However, as Deadline has reported, at least one episode of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young is looking at a special slot.
Perhaps the biggest question, which might not be answered this morning, is whether Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is due to debut on May 21. That would mark 25 years to the day since Pulp Fiction wowed the Croisette before going on to win the Palme d’Or. The Sony title has been highly tipped to be unspooling in Cannes, but we’ll see if Frémaux gives up the goods either way today.
Elsewhere, Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life (previously titled Radegund) is expected, as are Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and Ken Loach’s Sorry We Missed You, among many others. Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Alice Winocour’s English-language Proxima have also been buzzed about.
We will be updating the titles set today as they are announced, so check back for the running list below:
OPENING NIGHT FILM
The Dead Don’t Die, dir: Jim Jarmusch
Pain & Glory, dir: Pedro Almódovar
Parasite, dir: Bong Joon-ho
The Wild Goose Lake, dir: Diao Yinan
The Traitor, dir: Marco Bellocchio
Young Ahmed, dirs: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Matthias And Maxime, dir: Xavier Dolan
Oh Mercy, dir: Arnaud Desplechin
A Hidden Life, dir: Terrence Malick
Sorry We Missed You, dir: Ken Loach
Little Joe, dir: Jessica Hausner
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, dir: Céline Sciamma
Atlantique, dir: Mati Diop
Sibyl, dir: Justine Triet
It Must Be Heaven, dir: Elia Suleiman
Frankie, dir: Ira Sachs
Bacurau, dirs: Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles
The Whistlers, dir: Corneliu Porumboiu
Les Misérables, dir: Ladj Ly
OUT OF COMPETITION
Les Plus Belles Années D’Une Vie, dir: Claude Lelouch
Rocketman, dir: Dexter Fletcher
Too Old To Die Young – North Of Hollywood, West Of Hell (two episodes); dir: Nicolas Winding Refn
Diego Maradona, dir: Asif Kapadia
La Belle Epoque, dir: Nicolas Bedos
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, dir: Lee Won-Tae
Tommaso, dir: Abel Ferrara
Share, dir: Pippa Bianco
For Sama, dirs: Waad Al Kateab & Edward Watts
Etre Vivant Et Le Savoir, dir: Alain Cavalier
Family Romance LLC, dir: Werner Herzog
UN CERTAIN REGARD
Invisible Life, dir: Karim Aïnouz
Beanpole, dir: Kantemir Balagov
The Swallows Of Kabul, dirs: Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec
A Brother’s Love, dir: Monia Chokri
The Climb, dir: Michael Covino
Jeanne, dir: Bruno Dumont
A Sun That Never Sets, dir: Olivier Laxe
Chambre 212, dir: Christophe Honoré
Port Authority, dir: Danielle Lessovitz
Papicha, dir: Mounia Meddour
Adam, dir: Maryam Touzani
Zhuo Ren Mi Mi, dir: Midi Z
Liberté, dir: Albert Serra
Bull, dir: Annie Silverstein
Summer Of Changsha, dir: Zu Feng
Evge, dir: Nariman Aliev