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Cannes 2024:

Italy is in competition with Paolo Sorrentino with “Parthenope”

Vita gazette – The film selection of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held between 14-25 May this year, has been announced. Italy competes with Paolo Sorrentino with “Parthenope” set in Naples. Also in competition is “Marcello mio” by French director Christophe Honoré, a film about Marcello Mastroianni with his daughter Chiara and Catherine Deneuve.

The program of the Cannes Film Festival, where Greta Gerwig is the jury president, was announced by festival director Thierry Frémaux. The only Italian film, Parthenope by Paolo Sorrentino, is an epic fresco of a female figure that reflects the constant turmoil of a city. Naples was taken out of its postcard, inhabited by passions, the unpredictability of chance, and social contrasts, wounded by pain capable of tearing every fabric.

In the Official Selection, there will be Francis Ford Coppola, who returns to the Croisette at the age of 85 with ”Megalopolis” after winning two Palmes d’Or. Coppola’s opus is about the fall and utopian rebirth of a city, which arouses great curiosity.

Among the graduates is Jacques Audiard, whose Emilia Perez tells the true story, with an unexpected ending, of a super Mexican lawyer in the service of the drug cartels. And in the Un Certain Regard section, there will be “The Damned”, Roberto Minervini’s first fiction work. But competing for the most prestigious award will include, among others, Yorgos Lanthimos with “Kinds of Kindness”, again with Emma Stone after the Oscar for “Poor Things”, the Canadian master of horror David Cronenberg and the French director Jacques Audiard.

The festival will open with the film “The Second Act” by Quentin Dupieux, and 19 films will compete for the top prize, the Palme d’Or, in the main section of the competition. However, the festival management stated that more additions to the selection may be made in the coming days.

Films selected for the main competition of the 77th Cannes Film Festival:

  • Megalopolis (Francis Ford Coppola)
  • The Apprentice (Ali Abbasi)
  • The Shrouds (David Cronenberg)
  • The Substance (Coralie Fargeat)
  • Grand Tour (Miguel Gomes)
  • Marcello Mio (Christophe Honoré)
  • Caught by the Tides (Jia Zhangke)
  • All We Imagine as Light (Payal Kapadia)
  • Oh, Canada (Paul Schrader)
  • Limonov (Kirill Serebrennikov)
  • Parthenope (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • The Girl with the Needle (Magnus von Horn)
  • Kinds of Kindness (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Beating Hearts (Gilles Lellouche)
  • Wild Diamond (Agathe Riedinger)
  • Motel Destino (Karim Aïnouz)
  • Bird (Andrea Arnold)
  • Emilia Perez (Jacques Audiard)
  • Anora (Sean Baker)

In addition to the primary competition selection, the festival’s “Un Certain Regard”, “Hors Competition”, “Cannes Premiere”, “Special Screenings”, and “Midnight Screenings” ( Movies that will be included in sections such as Midnight Screenings) were also announced.

Hors Competition

  • Furiosa (George Miller)
  • Horizon: An America Saga (Kevin Costner)
  • She’s Got No Name (Peter Ho-sun Chan)
  • Rumours (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson)

Cannes Premiere

  • Miséricorde (Alain Guiraudie)
  • C’est Pas Moi (Leos Carax)
  • Everybody Loves Touda (Nabil Ayouch)
  • The Marching Band (Emmanuel Courcol)
  • Rendez-Vous Avec Pol Pot (Rithy Panh)
  • Le Roman de Jim (Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu)

Special Screenings

  • La Belle de Gaza (Yolande Zauberman)
  • Apprendre (Claire Simon)
  • The Invasion (Sergei Loznitsa)
  • Ernest Cole, Lost and Found (Raoul Peck)
  • Le Fil (Daniel Auteuil)

Midnight Screenings

  • Twilight of the Warrior (Cheang Pou-soi)
  • I, the Executioner (Ryoo Seung-wan)
  • The Surfer (Lorcan Finnegan)
  • The Balconettes (Noemie Merlant)
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