Cannes Film Festival 2019

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Sorry We Missed You Sorry We Missed You
Sorry We Missed You and Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
Atlantique (Country: Senegal; Year: 2019; Director: Mati Diop)
Drama about a love triangle set against the backdrop of a construction site.
The Dead Don't Die (Country: Sweden, US; Year: 2019; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez)
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
Opening film
Frankie (Country: France, Portugal, Belgium, US; Year: 2019; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Jérémie Renier, Pascal Greggory, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare, Carloto Cotta)
Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
A Hidden Life (Country: US, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Terrence Malick; Writer: Terrence Malick; Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Shoenaerts, Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz)
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.
It Must Be Heaven (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Elia Suleiman; Writer: Elia Suleiman; Stars: Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Holden Wong)
Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.
A Hidden Life A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life and The Dead Don't Die
Little Joe (Country: Austria, UK, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Jessica Hausner; Writer: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner; Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Leanne Best, Lindsay Duncan, Kerry Fox, David Wilmut)
A genetically engineered plant scatters its seeds and seems to cause uncanny changes on living creatures. The afflicted appear strange, as if they were replaced - especially for those, who are close to them. Or is it all just imagination?
Matthias And Maxime (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Harris Dickinson, Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval)
The story of two friends.
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Abdellatif Kechiche; Writer: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix; Stars: Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Alexia Chardard, Lou Luttiau, Hafsia Herzi, Hugo-Vincent Couturier, Shaïn Boumedine, Ophélie Bau, Salim Kechiouche, Alexia Chardard, Lou Luttiau, Hafsia Herzi, Hugo-Vincent Couturier)
Saga about French youth in the Nineties.
Les Misérables (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Ladj Ly; Writer: Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini, Alexis Menenti; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga)
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Nighthawk (Bacurau) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek)
Details for this film have yet to be released.
Frankie Frankie
Frankie and Pain And Glory
Oh Mercy! (Roubaix, Une Lumière, Roubaix, A Light!) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Arnaud Desplechin; Writer: Arnaud Desplechin; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Roschdy Zem, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz)
A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) (Country: US, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Quentin Tarantino; Writer: Quentin Tarantino; Stars: Margot Robbie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Timothy Olyphant, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Martin Kove, Kurt Russell, James Marsden, Luke Perry, Margaret Qualley, Damian Lewis, Tim Roth, Emile Hirsch, Lorenza Izzo), Trailer
TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise any more.
Pain And Glory (Dolor Y Gloria) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Raúl Arévalo, Nora Navas, Cecilia Roth)
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Parasite (Country: South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Bong Joon Ho; Writer: Bong Joon Ho; Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-Jeong Cho, Woo-sik Choi)
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Cécile Morel)
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire and Young Ahmed
Sibyl (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Justine Triet; Writer: Arthur Harari, Justine Triet; Stars: Virginie Efira, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gaspard Ulliel)
A jaded psychotherapist returns to her first passion of becoming a writer.
Sorry We Missed You (Country: UK, France, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor)
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.
The Traitor (Il Traditore) (Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella; Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Maria Fernanda Cândido)
The real life of Tommaso Buscetta the so called 'boss of the two worlds' and the first mafia informant in Sicily in the Eighties.
The Whistlers (La Gomera, The Passenger) (Country: Romania, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Corneliu Porumboiu; Writer: Corneliu Porumboiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar)
Cristi, a Romanian police officer who is a whistle blower for mafia, is going to La Gomera Island to learn an ancestral whistling language. In Romania he is under police surveillance and by using this coded language he will continue to communicate with the mobsters to get Zsolt out of prison.
The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Chez Han De Ju Hui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Yi'nan Diao; Writer: Yi'nan Diao; Stars: Fan Liao, Hugh Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei)
Tale about a gangster on the run.
Les Misérables Les Misérables
Les Misérables and Nighthawk
Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Writer: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne; Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck, Claire Bodson, Othmane Moumen)
A teenager becomes radicalised.
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