Cannes Film Festival 2017

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Barbara Barbara
Barbara and Closeness
After The War (Dopo la guerra) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Annarita Zambrano; Writer: Annarita Zambrano, Delphine Agut ; Stars: Giuseppe Battiston, Barbora Bobulova, Fabrizio Ferracane, Orfeo Orlando, Charlotte Cétaire)
A former Italian left-wing activist, living in France, is forced to flee with his teenage daughter after he is accused of ordering the murder of a judge in his homeland.
April's Daughter (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Michel Franco; Writer: Michel Franco; Stars: Emma Suárez, Hernán Mendoza, Joanna Larequi, Enrique Arrizon, Ivan Cortes)
After a teenager falls pregnant, her half-sister calls their long-absent mother, sparking trouble.
Barbara (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Mathieu Amalric; Writer: Mathieu Amalric; Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Jeanne Balibar, Lisa Ray-Jacobs)
Filmmaking and real life start to blur for a director making a biopic about female singer Barbara.
Beauty And The Dogs (Aala Kaf Ifrit) (Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden; Year: 2017; Director: Kaouther Ben Hania; Writer: Kaouther Ben Hania; Stars: Neder Ghouati)
A woman meets a mysterious stranger at a party and leaves with him... it's the beginning of a long night in which she will have to fight for her rights and her dignity.
Before We Vanish (Sanpo suru shinryakusha) (Country: Japan; Year: 2017; Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa; Writer: Tomohiro Maekawa, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka; Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Mahiro Takasugi)
Narumi and her husband Shinji are going through a rocky patch when Shinji suddenly vanishes, returning several days later, utterly transformed. At the same time, a family is brutally murdered, and the town beset by strange phenomena. Journalist Sakurai begins to investigate the mystery…
Wind River Wind River
Wind River and Beauty And The Dogs
Closeness (Tesnota) (Country: Russia; Year: 2017; Director: Kantemir Balagov; Writer: Kantemir Balagov, Anton Yarush; Stars: Darya Zhovner, Olga Draganova, Veniamin Kats, Artem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov)
A family struggle to raise the ransom after a kidnapping.
The Desert Bride (La Novia del Desierto) (Country: Argentina, Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Writer: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato; Stars: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi)
When a live-in maid's path crosses that of a travelling salesman, her life will change forever.
Directions (Posoki) (Country: Bulgaria, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Stephan Komandarev; Writer: Stephan Komandarev, Simeon Ventsislavov; Stars: Assen Blatechki, Ivan Barnev, Vasil Banov, Stefan Denolyubov, Stefka Yanorova-Trenfafilova, Dobrin Dosev, Vassil Vassilev, Nikolai Urumov, Georgi Kadurin, Irini Jambonas, Anna Komandareva, Borisleva Stratieva, Troyan Gogov, Gerasim Georgiev, Julian Vergov)
A small business owner and part-time cab driver is pushed to the edge by corruption.
Jeune Femme (Montparnasse Bienvenue) (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Léonor Séraille; Writer: Clémence Carré, Bastien Daret, Léonor Serraille, Léonor Serraille; Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly, Nathalie Richard, Arnaud de Cazes, Ahmed Zirek, Philippe Lasry, Marie Rémond, Jean-René Lemoine, Bélinda Saligot, Philippe Vincent, Agathe Desche, Philippe Ferreira Gonçalo, Lou Valentini)
Broke, Paula is back in Paris and determined to make a new start.
Lucky (Fortunata) (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Sergio Castellitto; Writer: Margaret Mazzantini; Stars: Jasmine Trinca, Hanna Schygulla, Stefano Accorsi, Alessandro Borghi, Edoardo Pesce, Rosa Diletta Rossi, Emanuela Aurizi)
A young mum dreams of opening her own hair salon.
Directions Directions
Directions and Before We Vanish
A Man Of Integrity (Lerd, Dregs) (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Mohammad Rasoulof; Writer: Mohammad Rasoulof)
A man struggles to maintain his livelihood in the face of local corruption.
Out (Country: France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2017; Director: György Kristóf; Writer: Eszter Horváth, György Kristóf, Gábor Papp; Stars: Judit Bárdos, Attila Bocsárszky, Éva Bandor, Ieva Aleksandrova-Eklone, Sándor Terhes, Ieva Norvele, Guna Zarina, Ivars Brakovskis, Viktor Nemets, Varis Klausitajs)
A fiftysomething family man embarks on an Eastern European odyssey after losing his job.
Until The Birds Return (En attendant les hirondelles) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Karim Moussaoui; Stars: Aure Atika, Hania Amar)
Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings.
Western (Country: Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Valeska Grisebach; Writer: Valeska Grisebach; Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Waldemar Zang, Detlef Schaich)
A group of German construction workers on a job in Bulgaria begin to compete for the approval of the locals.
Wind River (Country: US, UK, Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Taylor Sheridan; Writer: Taylor Sheridan; Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Jon Bernthal, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones, Teo Briones, Martin Sensmeier, Ian Bohen, Kelsey Asbille, Matthew Del Negro, Eric Lange, Hugh Dillon, James Jordan, Mason D. Davis, Tara Karsian)
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Western Western
Western and After The War
The Workshop (L'Atelier) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Laurent Cantet; Writer: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet; Stars: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci)
Group dynamics in a young people’s writing workshop.

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