#IrishAbroad: Formidable lineup announced for the 69th Cannes Film Festival
The Official Selection for the 69th Cannes Film Festival was announced in Paris this morning. Among those announced is Loving from Jeff Nichols, which features Irish actress Ruth Negga in a leading role. Two of the films playing in competition, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, benefit from the gifts of Irish cinematographer Robbie Ryan. Unfortunately no Irish produced or co-produced film plays in or out of competition in the current selection.
As had previously been announced, Woody Allen’s Cafe Society will open the festival, playing out of competition. Also playing out of competition is The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg, Money Monster directed by Jodie Foster, and The Nice Guys directed by Shane Black. Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller will preside over the jury for the Palme d’Or.
In competition will play new films from some festival favourites, including Julieta directed by Pedro Almodovar, The Known Lady directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Personal Shopper directed by Olivier Assayas, It’s Only The End Of The World directed by Xavier Dolan, Paterson directed by Jim Jarmusch, I, Daniel Blake directed by Ken Loach, Agassi directed by Park Chan-Wook, The Last Face directed by Sean Penn, Elle directed by Paul Verhoeven, and The Neon Demon directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
23 Irish short films will play at the Cannes Short Film Corner, which this year had 5,008 submissions. These are Neolithic Patchwork Quilt from director Paul Heary, Mother’s Milk And Cookies from director Conan Mcivor, Limoncello from director Alessandro Dioguardi, Grace from director Jack Walsh, Dancing In The Dark from director Steven Mac Sweeney, Tiger Tiger from director Donnagh Fitzpatrick, Scare from director Jake Morgan, My Uncle from director Yvonne McDevitt, A Terrible Hullabaloo from director Ben O’Connor, The Will from director Liam O Mochain, The Cheese Box from director Paddy Murphy , The Break from directors Ken Williams & Denis Fitzpatrick, Nathifa from director Fiadh Melina Kyriakopoulou Brosnan , Heads Or Tails from director Luke Morgan, Pebbles from director Shaw Jonathan, Leave from director Mike Hayes, Fat Freddie’s Drop from director Alan Markey, Safe from director Stephen Hall, Rí Thoraí from director Eoin Mclaughlin, The Pigman from directors Rik Gordon & Sarah Laura Hauenstein, Jewels from director Trevor Courtney, Breathe from director James Doherty, and A Beautiful Death from director Patrick Mcdermott
The 69th Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 11th to 22nd.
Toni Erdmann – directed by Maren Ade Julieta – directed by Pedro Almodovar American Honey– directed by Andrea Arnold The Known Lady– directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne Personal Shopper– directed by Olivier Assayas It’s Only The End Of The World – directed by Xavier Dolan Ma Loute – directed by Bruno Dumont Paterson – directed by Jim Jarmusch Rester Vertical– directed by Alain Guiraudie Aquarius– directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho Mal de Pierres – directed by Nicole Garcia I, Daniel Blake– directed by Ken Loach Ma’Rosa – directed by Brilliante Mendoza Loving– directed by Jeff Nichols Bacalaureat – directed by Cristian Mungiu Agassi– directed by Park Chan-Wook The Last Face – directed by Sean Penn Sieranevada – directed by Cristi Puiu Elle – directed by Paul Verhoeven The Neon Demon – directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Un Certain Regard Varoonegi – directed by Behnam Behzadi Apprentice– directed by Boo Junfeng Voir Du Pays – directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin La Danseuse– directed by Stephanie Di Giusto Clash– directed by Mohamed Diab La Tortue Rouge- directed by Michael Dubok de Wit Fuchi Bi Tatsu – directed by Fukada Koji Omar Shakhsiya – directed by Maha Haj Me’Ever Laharim Vehagvaot – directed by Eran Kolirin After The Storm– directed by Kore-Eda Hirokazu Hymyileva Mies– directed by Juho Kuosmanen La Large Noche de Francisco Sanctis– directed by Francisco Marquez & Andrea Testa Caini – directed by Bogdan Mirica Pericle Il Nero – directed by Stefano Mordini The Transfiguration – directed by Michael O’Shea Captain Fantastic – directed by Matt Ross Uchenik – directed by Kirill Serebrennikov
Out of Competition The BFG– directed by Steven Spielberg Cafe Society – directed by Woody Allen Money Monster– directed by Jodie Foster The Nice Guys– directed by Shane Black Gok Sung– directed by Na Hong-Jin
L’ultima Spiaggia– directed by Thanos Anastopoulous and Davide del Degan Hissein Habre– directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun The Death of Louis XIV– directed by Albert Serra Le Cancre– directed by Paul Vecchiali
Midnight Screenings Gimme Danger – directed by Jim Jarmusch The Train to Busan – directed by Yeon Sang-Ho A Chad Tragedy – directed by Mahamat-Saleh Aroun The Death of Louis XIV – directed by Albert Serra L’Ultima Spiaggia – directed by Thanos Anastopolous and Davide Del Degan