Cannes Film Festival 2019

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Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick Sick
Sick Sick Sick and The Lighthouse
Alice And The Mayor (Alice et le Maire) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Nicolas Pariser; Writer: Nicolas Pariser; Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi, Léonie Simaga, Antoine Reinartz, Maud Wyler, Alexandre Steiger, Pascal Rénéric, Thomas Rortais, Thomas Chabrol, Gwenaëlle Simon, Sébastien Autret, Fabrice Luchini, Anaïs Demoustier, Nora Hamzawi)
The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas... his solution is to hire a new employee, who has very different ideas to his own.
World premiere
And Then We Danced (Country: Sweden, Georgia; Year: 2019; Director: Levan Akin; Writer: Levan Akin; Stars: Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli, Tamar Bukhnikashvili, Marika Gogichaishvili, Kakha Gogidze, Levan Gabrava, Ana Makharadze, Nino Gabisonia, Mate Khidasheli, Aleko Begalishvili, Nia Gvatua, Lucas Hesling, Ketie Danelia, Giorgi Aladashvili, Soso Abramishvili)
A dancer falls in love with his fiercest rival.
World premiere
An Easy Girl (Une fille facile) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Rebecca Zlotowski; Writer: Rebecca Zlotowski, Teddy Lussi-Modeste; Stars: Benoît Magimel, Clotilde Courau, Nuno Lopes, Zahia Dehar, Lise Lomi, Mina Farid, Cédric Appietto, Henri-Noël Tabary, Nico Max Tedeschi)
Naima is 16 years old and lives in Cannes. While she gives herself the summer to choose what she wants to do in life, her cousin Sofi comes to spend the holidays with her. Together, they will spend an unforgettable summer.
World premiere
The Bare Necessity (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Erwan Le Duc; Writer: Erwan Le Duc; Stars: Alexandre Steiger, Fanny Ardant, Maud Wyler, Nicolas Maury, Patience Munchenbach, Swann Arlaud)
Pierre Perdrix has been enjoying an enchanted though restless existence since the enigmatic Juliette Webb burst into his life. A stranger who landed in his family’s unique world like a meteorite, and who by her presence alone will force this tight-knit microcosm to redefine their boundaries and finally begin to fully live their lives.
World premiere. First film
Blow It To Bits (On va tout péter) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Lech Kowalski)
Documentary, set in a factory. A musical with lyrics written by workers who have had enough.
World premiere
Oleg Oleg
Oleg and An Easy Girl
Deerskin (Le Daim) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Quentin Dupieux; Writer: Quentin Dupieux; Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy, Pierre Gommé, Laurent Nicolas, Coralie Russier, Stéphane Jobert, Franck Lebreton, Marie Bunel, Panayotis Pascot, Youssef Hajdi, Simon Thomas, Tom Hudson, Maryne Cayon, Thomas Blanchard)
Georges, 44, and his jacket, 100 per cent deerskin, have a plan.
World premiere
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Koirat eivät käytä housuja) (Country: Finland; Year: 2019; Director: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää; Writer: Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää; Stars: Krista Kosonen, Pekka Strang, Jani Volanen, Oona Airola, Tomi Salmela, Eeva Soivio, Samuel Shipway, Ilona Huhta, Iiris Anttila, Helmi Lahti, Viivi Ihalainen, Sofia Kaipainen, Krista Kosonen, Pekka Strang, Jani Volanen)
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
World premiere
First Love (Hatsukoi) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Masaru Nakamura; Stars: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi, Becky, Jun Murakami, Sansei Shiomi, Seiyo Uchino)
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
World premiere
For The Money (Por el dinero) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Alejo Moguillansky; Writer: Alejo Moguillansky, Luciana Acuña, Walter Jakob; Stars: Alejo Moguillansky, Gabriel Chwojnik, Luciana Acuña, Matthieu Perpoint)
A miserable Argentine troupe of actors, dancers, musicians, film-makers and a girl embark on a theatre tour to some country, probably in Latin America. If ever love and money were irreconcilable, Por el dinero is the story of that tragedy.
World premiere
Ghost Tropic (Country: Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Bas Devos; Writer: Bas Devos; Stars: Maaike Neuville, Nora Dari, Saadia Bentaïeb, Stefan Gota)
A woman finds herself on a nocturnal journey after she falls asleep on a train and has to make her way home on foot.
World premiere
And Then We Danced And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced and Lillian
Give Me Liberty (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Kirill Mikhanovsky; Writer: Alice Austen, Kirill Mikhanovsky; Stars: Maxim Stoyanov, Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim Stoyanov, Lauren 'Lolo' Spencer, Chris Galust)
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
World premiere of the definitive version
The Lighthouse (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Robert Eggers; Writer: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe)
A tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.
World premiere
Lillian (Country: Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Andreas Howarth; Writer: Andreas Howarth; Stars: Patrycja Planik)
Stranded in New York as a porn actress, Lillian decides to return to her homeland, Russia... on foot.
World premiere. First film
Oleg (Country: Latvia, Lithuania, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Juris Kursietis; Writer: Liga Celma-Kursiete, Juris Kursietis, Kaspars Odins; Stars: Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina, Adam Szyszkowski, Toussaint Colombani, Ronald Beurms, Marcos Adamantiadis, Valentin Novopolskij, Dawid Ogrodnik, Anna Próchniak, Guna Zarina, Adam Szyszkowski, Toussaint Colombani, Ronald Beurms)
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
World premiere
The Orphanage (Parwareshgah) (Year: 2019; Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat; Writer: Shahrbanoo Sadat; Stars: Hasibullah Rasooli, Masihullah Feraji, Qodratollah Qadiri, Sediqa Rasuli)
In the late 1980s, 15-year-old Qodrat lives in the streets of Kabul and sells cinema tickets. He is a big Bollywood fan and he daydreams himself in some of his favourite movie scenes. One day, the Police bring him to the Soviet orphanage. But in Kabul, the political situation is changing. Qodrat and all the children want to defend their home.
World premiere
Song Without A Name Song Without A Name
Song Without A Name and Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
Particles (Les Particules) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Blaise Harrison; Writer: Mariette Désert, Blaise Harrison; Stars: Thomas Daloz, Salvatore Ferro, Léo Couilfort, Nicolas Marcant, Néa Lueders, Emma Josserand, Johana Untersinger, Thomas Jansson, Emma Daloz, Liam Gras, Thomas Daloz, Salvatore Ferro, Léo Couilfort, Nicolas Marcant, Néa Lueders)
World premiere. First film
Sick Sick Sick (Sem seu sangue) (Country: Brazil, Netherlands, France; Year: 2019; Director: Alice Furtado; Writer: Alice Furtado, Leonardo Levis; Stars: Luiza Kosovski, Juan Paiva, Digão Ribeiro, Silvia Buarque, Lourenço Mutarelli, Ismar Tirelli Neto, Valentina Luz, Nahuel Perez Biscayart)
A teenager becomes fascinated with a new kid in class who is a haemophiliac. When tragedy strikes, she finds a new obsession.
World premiere. First film
Song Without A Name (Canción sin nombre) (Country: Peru, United States; Year: 2019; Director: Melina León; Writer: Melina León, Michael J White; Stars: Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas, Maykol Hernández, Ruth Armas, Pamela Mendoza, Tommy Párraga, Lucio Rojas, Maykol Hernández, Ruth Armas)
Peru, at the height of the political crisis of the 1980s. Georgina is a young woman from the Andes whose newborn daughter is stolen at a fake health clinic. Her desperate search for the child leads her to the headquarters of a major newspaper, where she meets Pedro Campos, a lonely journalist who takes on the investigation.
World premiere. First film
Tlamess (Country: Tunisia, France; Year: 2019; Director: Ala Eddine Slim; Writer: Ala Eddine Slim; Stars: Abdullah Miniawy, Souhir Ben Amara)
Following the death of his mother, “S”, a young Tunisian soldier, returns home. He deserts the army and is sought by the authorities. After several altercations with the police, “S” is seriously injured, and takes refuge in a nearby forest. “F”, a young pregnant woman, lives in a luxurious villa in the same forest. There she meets the strange “S”, who is undergoing some unusual changes of his own.
World premiere
To Live To Sing (Huo Zhe Chang Zhe) (Country: China, France; Year: 2019; Director: Johnny Ma; Writer: Johnny Ma; Stars: Ping Ge, Yilin Fu, Mu Luo, Wenjun Yuan, Lei Chen, Yibing Li)
Zhao Li manages a Sichuan Opera troupe that lives and performs together in a rundown theatre in the outskirts of Chengdu. When she receives an order of demolition, she hides the news, fearing that this could spell their end.
World premiere
The Bare Necessity The Bare Necessity
The Bare Necessity and To Live To Sing
Wounds (Country: US, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Babak Anvari; Writer: Babak Anvari; Stars: Dakota Johnson, Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, Brad William Henke, Kerry Cahill, Ritchie Montgomery, Jim Klock, Terence Rosemore, Martin Bats Bradford, Alexander Biglane, Lawrence Turner, Xena Zeit-Geist, Luke Hawx, Ben Sanders)
Disturbing and mysterious things begin to happen to a bartender in New Orleans after he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.
International premiere
Yves (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Benoît Forgeard; Writer: Benoît Forgeard; Stars: William Lebghil, Doria Tillier, Philippe Katerine, Alka Balbir, William Lebghil, Doria Tillier, Philippe Katerine, Alka Balbir)
A smart refrigerator has unexpected talents... as a ghost writer.
World premiere. Closing film
Zombi Child (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello)
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends – never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.
World premiere
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