The lineup for the 70th Cannes Film Festival was announced today, including high profile films from Hollywood elite directors like Sofia Coppola and Todd Haynes, plus international helmers like Michael Haneke and Michel Hazanavicius.

Twelve female directors are included among the mix of 49 films from 29 countries announced as part of the lineup for one of the most regarded film festivals in the world. The films competing In Competition will culminate with the awards presentation of the Palme d'Or. Last year's winner was Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake.

Innovation was a top priority as productions like a virtual reality project from Alejandro G. Inarritu made the cut.

The most notable and highly anticipated projects to be announced include The Beguiled by Coppola, which stars an astounding mix of talent: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning.

Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, and Special Screenings include films from critical favorites. John Cameron Mitchell directs Kidman and Fanning in How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth gets a sequel. Plus, television series Top of the Lake (season two) and Twin Peaks (the revival) get special screenings.

The 70th Cannes Film Festival begins May 17, 2017 with Ismael's Ghosts set as the opening night film.

While this is the current lineup announced, more films could be added in the next month or so. Traditionally, a few Oscar favorites come out of Cannes each year, with plenty of people paying attention to projects like The Beguiled as festival season officially gets underway this May.


Ismael's Ghost
Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marion Cotillard


120 Beats per Minute
Directed by Robin Campillo

The Beguiled
Directed by Sofia Coppola
Starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst

The Day After
Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Starring Min-hee Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon

A Gentle Creature
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Good Time
Directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Robert Pattinson, Barkhad Abdi

Happy End
Directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Toby Jones

In the Fade
Directed by Fatih Akin
Starring Diane Kruger

Jupiter's Moon
Directed by Kornel Mundruczo
Starring Gyorgy Cserhalmi, Merab Ninidze

The Killing of Sacred Deer
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone

L'amant double
Directed by Francois Ozon
Starring Jacqueline Bisset, Marine Vacth, Jeremie Renier

Le redoubtable
Directed by Michel Hazanvicius
Starring Berenice Bejo, Stacy Martin, Louis Garrel

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Meyerowitz Stories
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Starring Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller

Directed by Bong Joon-Ho
Starring Lily Collins, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano

Directed by Naomi Kawase

Directed by Jacques Doillon
Starring Vincent Lindon, Izia Higelin, Severine Caneele

Directed by Todd Haynes
Starring Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Oakes Fegley

You Were Never Really Here
Directed by Lynne Ramsay
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola

For the full list, including Un Certain Regard films, click here

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