IT'S HERE! 2017 Cannes Film Festival lineup announced
The much-awaited final selection for 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.
18 films make up the main competition, notable inclusions being Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled,' Yorgos Lanthimos follow-up to ' The Lobster', 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer,' and ' Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-Ho's 'Okja'.
American Actor Adam Sandler is making a comeback at the festival with Noah Baumbach's 'The Meyerowitz Stories'.
Streaming giants Netflix and Amazon will also make their debut at Cannes. Netflix will come in the competition with 'Okja' while, Amazon studios also make their debut with Lynne Ramsay's 'You Were Never Really Here' and Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck'.
Despite showing relatively little television at the festival, two episodes of David Lynch's upcoming season of 'Twin Peaks' and two episodes of Jane Campion's 'Top of the Lake' will be screened.
Alejandro G. Iñarritu, director of ' The Revenant' will also be premiering a Virtual Reality film titled 'Carne Y Arena'.
According to Variety, festival's president Pierre Lescure said at a Press conference, "The Cannes film festival is a lab. Even series are using the classical art of cinema and the classical narration. David Lynch and Jane Campion are filmmakers and friends of the Cannes film festival, and we are showing their films."
In total 49 films from 29 countries will be shown - including 12 by female directors and nine debuts, while Nicole Kidman, will appear in four titles - 'The Killing of a Sacred Dear', 'The Beguiled', 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties', and 'Top of the Lake'.
The final lineup is as follows:
Wonderstruck, Todd Haynes
Le Redoutable, Michel Hazanavicius
Geu-Hu (The Day After), Hong Sangsoo
Hikari (Radiance), Naomi Kawase
The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos
A Gentle Creature, Sergei Loznitsa
Jupiter's Moon, Kornel Mundruczo
L'amant Double, François Ozon
You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay
Good Time, Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev
The Meyerowitz Stories, Noah Baumbach
Ismael's Ghosts, Arnaud Desplechin
In the Fade, Fatih Akin
Okja, Bong Joon-Ho
120 Battements Par Minute, Robin Campillo
The Beguiled, Sofia Coppola
Rodin, Jacques Doillon
Happy End, Michael Haneke
Clair's Camera, Hong Sangsoo
12 Jours, Raymond Depardon
They, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh
Promised Land, Eugene Jarecki
Napalm, Claude Lanzmann
Demons in Paradise, Jude Ratman
Sea Sorrow, Vanessa Redgrave
The Villainess, Jung Byung-Gil
The Merciless, Byun Sung-Hyun
Prayer Before Dawn, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire
The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to be held from May 17 to 28.