The 2017 Cannes Lineup Has Been Announced

The 2017 Cannes Lineup Has Been Announced

Everything you need to know about this year's film premieres.

Everything you need to know about this year's film premieres.

Text: Ian David Monroe

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival lineup has been announced and there are a few revelations, prompting plenty of speculation about who will take home the Palme d'Or prize. The Guardian is betting on Happy End by Michael Haneke—he's taken home the award twice before, once in 2009 for The White Ribbon and again in 2012 for Amour. Other contending directors include Sophia Coppola, Todd Haynes, Noah Baumbach, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Boon Joon-ho.

Leading the charge for most films (and a series) premiering is Nicole Kidman, who has received plenty of attention recently for her role on the buzzy HBO series Big Little Lies. To say there is a thirst for more Kidman would be an understatement. She comes in at four premieres: The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos's follow-up to his Oscar-nominated dark comedy The Lobster, the BBC's mystery drama series Top of the Lake, Sofia Coppola's Civil War drama remake The Beguiled, and John Cameron Mitchell's How to Talk to Girls at Parties. Elle Fanning comes in second with two films both with Kidman: How to Talk to Girls at Parties and The Beguiled.

Noah Baumbach's film The Meyerowitz Stories, which stars Adam Sandler marks Netflix's first foray into the Cannes arena. The streaming platform is also presenting Boon Joon-ho (the director of 2013's Tilda Swinton starring Snowpiercer).

David Lynch will be premiering the first two episodes of his Twin Peaks revival. Though the exact date of the Cannes premiere has not been announced, it will coincide with the series's Showtime premiere on May 21.

Last but not least, Todd Haynes will follow-up his Cate Blanchett- and Rooney Mara-starring film Carol with Wonderstruck, which is based on a 2011 novel of the same name, written by Brian Selznick.

See the full list of films below.

OPENING NIGHT FILM

Ismael’s Ghosts directed by Arnaud Desplechin (Out of Competition)

70th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS

Top of the Lake: China Girl directed by Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman

24 Frames directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Twin Peaks directed by David Lynch

Come Swim directed by Kristen Stewart

VIRTUAL REALITY FILM

Carne Y Arena (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) directed by Alejandro G Inarritu

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

An Inconvenient Sequel directed by Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk

12 Jours directed by Raymond Depardon

They directed by Anahita Ghazinizadeh

Keul-Le-Eo-Ui-Ka-Me-La (Clair’s Camera) directed by Hong Sangsoo

Promised Land directed by Eugene Jarecki

Napalm directed by Claude Lanzmann

Demons In Paradise directed by Jude Ratman

Sea Sorrow directed by Vanessa Redgrave

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

AK-Nyeo (The Villainess) directed by Jung Byung-gil

Bulhandang (The Merciless) directed by Byun Sung-hyun

Prayer Before Dawn directed by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

OUT OF COMPETITION

Mugen Non Junin, (Blade Of The Immortal) directed by Takashi Miike

How To Talk To Girls At Parties directed by John Cameron Mitchell

Visages, Villages directed by Agnes Varda & JR

UN CERTAIN REGARD

Barbara directed by Mathieu Amalric (Opening Film)

La Novia Del Desierto (The Desert Bride) directed by Cecilia Atan & Valeria Pivato

Tesnota (Closeness) directed by Kantemir Balagov

Aala Kaf Ifrit (Beauty And The Dogs) directed by Kaouther Ben Hania

L’Atélier directed by Laurent Cantet

Fortunata (Lucky) directed by Sergio Castellitto

Las Hijas De Abril (April’s Daughter) directed by Michel Franco

Sanpo Suru Shinryakusha (Before We Vanish) directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Lerd (Dregs) directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

En Attendant Les Hirondelles (The Nature of Time) directed by Karim Moussaoui

Apres La Guerre (After The War) directed by Annarita Zambrano

Wind River directed by Taylor Sheridan

Jeune Femme directed by Leonor Serraille

Western directed by Valeska Grisebach

Posoki (Directions) directed by Stephan Komandarev

Out directed by Gyorgy Kristof

COMPETITION

Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Good Time directed by Benny and Josh Safdie

You Were Never Really Here directed by Lynne Ramsay

L’Amant Double directed by Francois Ozon

Jupiter’s Moon directed by Kornel Mundruczo

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

The Day After directed by Hang Sangsoo

Redoubtable directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Wonderstruck directed by Todd Haynes

Happy End directed by Michael Haneke

Rodin directed by Jacques Doillon

The Beguiled directed by Sofia Coppola

In the Fade directed by Fatih Akin

The Meyerowitz Stories directed by Noah Baumbach

Okja directed by Bong Joon-ho

120 Battements Par Minute directed by Robin Campillo

Hikari (Radiance) directed by Naomi Kawase

A Gentle Creature directed by Sergei Loznitsa

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