Cannes Film Festival 2019

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Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You and Vivarium
Abou Leila (Country: Algeria, France; Year: 2019; Director: Amin Sidi-Boumedine; Writer: Amin Sidi-Boumedine; Stars: Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga, Meriem Medjkrane, Hocine Mokhtar, Samir El Hakim, Slimane Benouari, Lyès Salem, Azouz Abdelkader, Fouad Megiraga, Meriem Medjkrane, Hocine Mokhtar, Samir El Hakim)
Two men take an increasingly surreal trip into the desert against the backdrop of Civil War.
World premiere
Community Gardens (Kolektyviniai sodai) (Country: Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Vytautas Katkus; Writer: Vytautas Katkus; Stars: Vygantas Bachmackij, Arvydas Dapsys, Aiste Zabotkaite, Jelena Juscenko)
It is a story about a cold relationship between a father and his son. Their bond, plagued by indifference, disintegrates completely.
Short. World premiere
Demonic (Country: Australia; Year: 2018; Director: Pia Borg; Writer: Pia Borg; Stars: Angie Christophel, Hanna Gabriella, Galbraith, Robert Blake)
Demonic revisits the infamous Satanic Panic of the 1980s, a mass hysteria where people around the world recovered false memories of debauchery, murder, human sacrifice and satanic cults.
Short. Special screening. International premiere
Dwelling In The Funchun Mountains (Chun jiang shui nuan) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Gu Xiaogang)
At her 70th birthday celebration, the mother of the Gu family suffers from a stroke, which precipitates her decline into dementia. Who will take care of her?
World premiere. Closing film
Heroes Don't Die (Les Héros Ne Meurent Jamais) (Country: France, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2019; Director: Aude Léa Rapin; Writer: Aude Léa Rapin; Stars: Adèle Haenel, Jonathan Couzinié, Antonia Buresi, Damir Kustura, Vesna Stilinovic, Hasija Boric, Adèle Haenel, Jonathan Couzinié, Antonia Buresi, Damir Kustura, Vesna Stilinovic, Hasija Boric)
In a street in Paris, a stranger thinks he’s recognised in Joachim a soldier who died in Bosnia on 21st August 1983. Thing is, this is the very day Joachim was born. Thrown by the idea he might be the reincarnation of this man, he decides to go to Sarajevo with his friends Alice and Virginie. In this country, haunted by shadows of the war, they put their hearts and souls in discovering Joachim’s past life.
Special screening. World premiere
Party Day Party Day
Party Day and I Lost My Body
Ikki Illa Meint (Country: Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Andrias Høgenni; Writer: Andrias Høgenni)
Elinborg accidentally runs into her friend Marita at the supermarket. The conversation is civil yet slightly awkward, as Elinborg has forgotten Marita's birthday. However, something else is nagging Marita, who decides to corner her friend and ask if Elinborg has blocked her on Facebook.
Short. World premiere
Invisible Hero (Invisível Herói) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Cristèle Alves Meira; Writer: Cristèle Alves Meira; Stars: Duarte Pina, Lucília Raimundo, Duarte Pina, Lucília Raimundo)
Duarte, a blind man in his 50s, starts to look for his Cape Verdean friend, Leandro, who mysteriously disappeared. Despite Lisbon’s summer heat, Duarte walks miles in his neighbourhood but no one seems to have seen him, nor remembers him. His quest will eventually lead him to the heart of the night and reveal his secret.
Short. Special screening. International premiere
I Lost My Body (J’ai perdu mon corps) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Jérémy Clapin; Writer: Jérémy Clapin, Guillaume Laurant; Stars: Voices of, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Hakim Faris)
A cut-off hand escapes from a dissection lab with one crucial goal: to get back to its body. As it scrambles through the pitfalls of Paris, it remembers its life with the young man it was once attached to… until they met Gabrielle.
World premiere
Journey Through A Body (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Camille Degeye; Writer: Camille Degeye; Stars: Thomas Kuratli, Laurence Hallard)
Thomas, a Swiss-German musician, is stuck at home because of a broken foot. He wanders around his tiny Parisian flat, his leg in a plaster, busy composing a new piece. At sunrise, an unexpected female visitor is showing up for him at the door.
Short. World premiere
Land Of Ashes (Ceniza Negra) (Country: Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, France; Year: 2019; Director: Sofia Quiros; Writer: Sofia Quiros; Stars: Smashleen Gutiérrez, Humberto Samuels, Hortensia Smith, Keha Brown, Smashleen Gutiérrez, Humberto Samuels, Hortensia Smith, Keha Brown)
Selva, thirteen years old, discovers that when we die we just shed our skin. We can turn into wolves, goats, shadows, or anything as long as your imagination allows it.
World premiere
You Deserve A Lover You Deserve A Lover
You Deserve A Lover and Litigante
The Last Trip To The Seaside (Ultimul Drum Spre Mare) (Country: Romania; Year: 2019; Director: Adi Voicu; Writer: Adi Voicu; Stars: Angela Marcovici, Ana Ciontea, Cristina Juncu, Silviu Debu, Salih Yildirim, Alina Vior)
Six passengers are traveling to the seaside in a train compartment. After a while, a suspicion makes some of them lose their composure and the remainder of the trip goes terribly wrong.
Short. World premiere
Litigante (Country: Colombia, France; Year: 2019; Director: Franco Lolli; Writer: Franco Lolli, Marie Amachoukeli, Virginie Legeay; Stars: Carolina Sanin, Leticia Gomez, Antonio Martinez and Alejandra Sarria.)
In Bogota, Silvia, a single mum and a lawyer, is implicated in a corruption scandal. At the same time she is trying to cope with her sick mum.
World premiere. Opening film
Lucía En El limbo (Country: Belgium, France, Costa Rica; Year: 2019; Director: Valentina Maurel; Writer: Valentina Maurel; Stars: Ana Camila Arenas, Ana Camila Arenas)
Sixteen-year-old Lucia wants to get rid of two things more than anything - her lice & her virginity.
Short. World premiere
The Manila Lover (Country: Norway, Philippines; Year: 2019; Director: Johanna Pyykkö; Writer: Johanna Pyykkö; Stars: Øyvind Brandtzæg, Angeli Bayani)
During a trip to the Philippines, middle-aged Norwegian Lars has met the Filipina he wants to share his life with, but to his surprise she turns him down. Lars now has to face his own prejudices and deal with this uncomfortable situation.
Short. World premiere
Naptha (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Moin Hussain; Writer: Moin Hussain; Stars: Divian Ladwa, Ernest Ignatius, Suleiman Hussain Ali, Divian Ladwa, Ernest Ignatius, Suleiman Hussain Ali)
Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home.
Short. Special screening. International premiere
A White, White Day A White, White Day
A White, White Day and The Unknown Saint
Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (Country: Guatemala, Belgium, France; Year: 2019; Director: César Díaz; Stars: Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverría, Victor Moreira)
Guatemala, 2013. The country is riveted by the trial of the military officers who started the civil warErnesto, a young anthropologist, thinks he has found a lead that will allow him to find his father, a guerillero who disappeared during the war.
World premiere
Party Day (Dia De festa) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Sofia Bost; Writer: Tiago Bastos Capitão; Stars: Rita Martins, Melissa Matos, Sandra Celas, Sara Gonçalves, Teresa Madruga, Fernanda Neves, Mariana Silva)
Mena organises a birthday party for a daughter. But after a phone call from her mother, she becomes distraught.
Short. World premiere
Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Brandon Cronenberg; Writer: Brandon Cronenberg; Stars: Deragh Campbell, Neil Bennett, Ian Goff, Deragh Campbell, Neil Bennett, Ian Goff)
Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
Short. Special screening. World premiere
She Runs (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Qui Yang; Writer: Qiu Yang; Stars: Xue Jiayi)
In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small city junior high student, Yu, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.
Short. World premiere
Tenzo (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Katsuya Tomita; Writer: Toranosuke Aizawa, Katsuya Tomita)
To address the social crisis, Chiken - a buddhist monk - throws himself into various tasks such as a suicide helpline, in his temple in Yamanashi. In Fukushima, his old mate Ryûgyô - whose temple was wrecked by the tsunami - lives in a portacabin and works on construction sites.
Short. Special screening. World premiere
Naptha Naptha
Naptha and Abou Leila
The Trap (Fakh) (Country: Egypt, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Nada Riyadh; Writer: Nada Riyadh; Stars: Shaza Moharam, Islam Alaa, Nabil Nour El Din)
Away from preying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreat to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.
Short. World premiere
Tuesday From 8 To 6 (Mardi de 8 à 18) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Cecilia de Arce; Writer: Cecilia de Arce, Patricia Mortagne; Stars: Rime Nahmani, Hicham Talib, Tobias Nuytten, Big John de Paname, Rebecca Finet, Chainez Dehchar, Florian Lemaire)
Névine, a secondary school monitor, is fully committed to her somewhat thankless day job, dealing with teachers, administration and students. Logan, a pupil she is fond of, insists on getting a cap back from lost and found. She has no idea of the consequences of her gesture.
Short. World premiere
The Unknown Saint (Le Miracle du Saint Inconnu) (Country: Morocco, France, Qatar, Germany, Lebanon; Year: 2019; Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem; Writer: Alaa Eddine Aljem; Stars: Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane, Anas El Baz, Abdelghani Kitab, Hassan Ben Badida, Ahmed Yarziz, Younes Bouab, Salah Ben Saleh, Bouchaib Semmak, Mohammed Nouaimane, Anas El Baz, Abdelghani Kitab, Hassan Ben Badida)
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.
World premiere
Vivarium (Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Lorcan Finnegan; Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garret Shanley, Garret Shanley; Stars: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg, Jonathan Aris, Olga Wehrly, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings)
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
World premiere
A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) (Country: Iceland, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Hlynur Palmason; Writer: Hlynur Palmason; Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Björn Ingi Hilmarsson, Elma Stefania Agustsdottir, Haraldur Stefansson, Laufey Elíasdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Arnmundur Ernst Björnsson, Þór Hrafnsson Tulinius, Sverrir Þór Sverrisson)
An off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
World premiere
Demonic Demonic
Demonic and Heroes Don't Die
You Deserve A Lover (Tu mérites un amour) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Hafsia Herzi; Writer: Hafsia Herzi; Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Djanis Bouzyani, Jérémie Laheurte, Anthony Bajon, Sylvie Verheyde, Karim Ait M'hand, Myriam Djeljeli)
After Rémi's infidelity, Lila, who loved him more than anything, has a hard time dealing with their break-up. One day, he announces that he will travel alone to Bolivia to soul-search and try to understand his mistakes. There, he lets her know that their love story is not over.
Special screening. World premiere

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