Cannes Film Festival 2021

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The Divide The Divide
The Divide and Flag Day
Ahed's Knee (Country: France, Israel; Year: 2021; Director: Nadav Lapid; Writer: Nadav Lapid; Stars: Nur Fibak, Avshalom Pollak)
An Israeli filmmaker throws himself in the midst of two battles doomed to fail: one against the death of freedom, the other against the death of a mother.
Annette (Country: France, Mexico, US, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Leos Carax; Writer: Ron Mael, Russell Mael; Stars: Marion Cotillard, Adam Driver, Simon Helberg, Ron Mael, Russel Mael, Devyn McDowell)
A stand-up comedian and his opera singer wife have a daughter with a surprising gift.
Benedetta (Country: France, Netherlands; Year: 2021; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke and Paul Verhoeven, based on he book by Judoth C Brown; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, Olivier Rabourdin)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Bergman Island (Country: France, Sweden, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Anders Danielsen Lie, Joel Spira)
An American filmmaking couple retreat to the island for the summer to write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the island's wild landscape.
Casablanca Beats (Haut Et Fort) (Year: 2021; Director: Nabil Ayouch; Writer: Nabil Ayouch; Stars: Ismail Adouab, Nouhaila Arif, Samah Baricou)
Young people from the Casablanca slum of Sidi Moumen participate in a cultural project that encourages them to express themselves through hip hop.
Ahed's Knee Ahed's Knee
Ahed's Knee and Titane
Compartment No 6 (Hytti Nro 6) (Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Juho Kuosmanen; Writer: Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen and Livia Ulman, based on the book by Rosa Liksom; Stars: Yuriy Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Seidi Haarla, Vladimir Lysenko, Dmitriy Belenikhin)
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk, but is forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner.
The Divide (La Fracture) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Catherine Corsini; Writer: Catherine Corsini, Agnès Feuvre, Laurette Polmanss; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Marina Foïs, Pio Marmaï, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h)
Two women on the verge of a breakup, in a hospital, are further stressed on the night of a big demonstration by the overwhelmed staff and by angry, injured protestors who land up besieging the building.
Drive My Car (Doraibu Mai Kâ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and takamasa Oe, based on the book by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Tôko Miura)
Nishijima Hidetoshi as a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife . Then one day the wife disappears.
Everything Went Fine (Tout S'est Bien Passé) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, based on the book by Emmanuèle Bernheim; Stars: Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling, Hanna Schygulla, André Dussollier)
A father asks for help to die.
Flag Day (red flag) (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Penn; Writer: Jez Butterworth, based on the book by Jennifer Vogel; Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Miles Teller, Josh Brolin, Eddie Marsan, Sean Penn, Dale Dickey)
A father lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and conman in order to provide for his daughter.
Annette Annette
Annette and The French Dispatch
France (On A Half Clear Morning) (Country: France, Italy, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay, Emanuele Arioli, Juliane Köhler, Gaëtan Amiel, Jewad Zemmar, Marc Bettinelli)
A TV journalist's career, home life, and psychological stability are shaken after a driving accident.
The French Dispatch (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugh Guinness; Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
A Hero (Ghahreman) (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi)
When an ex-con's decides to try and rehabilitate himself by returning a lost bag of coins and exploiting the media attention, nothing goes to plan.
Lingui (Lingui, The Sacred Bonds) (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun; Writer: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
30-year-old Amina, a practicing Muslim, lives alone with her only child, the 15-year-old Maria. When Amina learns Maria is not only pregnant but wishes to abort the child, the two women face an impossible situation in a country where abortion is legally and morally condemned.
Memoria (Country: Colombia, Mexico, France, UK, Thailand, Germany, China, Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul; Stars: Tilda Swinton, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Toro)
A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.
Drive My Car Drive My Car
Drive My Car and A Hero
Nitram (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Justin Kurzel; Writer: Shaun Grant; Stars: Essie Davis, Caleb Landry Jones, Anthony LaPaglia, Judy Davis)
Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania are explored in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.
Paris 13th District (Les Olympiades) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Jacques Audiard; Writer: Jacques Audiard, Léa Mysius, Céline Sciamma; Stars: Noémie Merlant, Stephen Manas, Geneviève Doang, Lumina Wang)
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy - They're friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
Petrov’s Flu (Country: Switzerland, France, Russia, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the book by Alexey Salnikov; Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Semyon Serzin, Elene Mushkaeva, Ivan Ivashkin)
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
Red Rocket (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Ethan Darbone)
Finding himself down and out in Los Angeles, ex porn star Mikey Saber decides to crawl back to his hometown of Texas City, Texas, where his estranged wife and mother-in-law are living. Just as this dysfunctional family seems to be making things work, Mikey meets a young woman working the cash register at a local doughnut shop. He falls right back into his old habits.
The Restless (Les Intranquilles, De Peur qu'Il Ne Sauve) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Lou Du Pontavice, Juliette Goudot, Pablo Guarise, Joachim Lafosse, Chloé Leonil, Anne-Lise Morin, François Pirot; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Leïla Bekhti, Gabriel Merz Chammah Patrick Descamps, Alexandre Gavras)
A family struggles with the father's bipolar disorder.
Memoria Memoria
Memoria and Everything Went Fine
The Story Of My Wife (Country: Germany, Hungary, Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Ildikó Enyedi; Writer: Ildikó Enyedi, based on the book by Milán Füst; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel, Jasmine Trinca)
A sea captain makes a bet in a café with a friend that he will marry the first woman who walks in.
Three Floors (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2021; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Nanni Moretti, Federica Pontremoli and Valia Santella, based on the book by Eshkol Nevo; Stars: Anna Bonaiuto, Riccardo Scamarcio, Alba Rohrwacher, Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti, Denise Tantucci)
The story of three families living in three apartments in the same bourgeois condominium.
Titane (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Nathalie Boyer, Dominique Frot, Anaïs Fabre)
A woman becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
The Worst Person In The World (Verdens Verste Menneske) (Country: Norway, France, Sweden; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Renate Reinsve, Herbert Nordrum)
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.

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