November 25, 2022

11 releases poised to dominate the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

In David Cronenberg’s deeply unsettling body horror — which the author himself expects to cause walkouts at Cannes — Viggo Mortensen plays a performance artist whose organs are in a state of metamorphosis. Loan support is Léa Seydoux as a glamorous partner and Kristen Stewart as an investigator who obsessively follows their movements.

Three thousand years of nostalgia

Before returning to madmax franchise (this time, with Anya Taylor-Joy at the wheel), George Miller helmed this fantasy epic, featuring Tilda Swinton as a lonely academic and Idris Elba as a Djinn who grants him three wishes. But will she choose wisely?

triangle of sadness

Dark comedies are something of a specialty of Ruben Östlund (force majeure, The place), which is back with its weirdest satire yet: the story of a power model couple (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) who board a luxury cruise ship, unaware that its captain Marxist plans to reverse the situation on its passengers.

Decision to leave

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This seductive mystery following a detective (Park Hae-il) who falls in love with the prime suspect in his murder investigation (Tang Wei) marks South Korean master Park Chan-wook’s first big-screen project since the lovely 2016 movie. The servant. Expect painterly cinematography, a haunting score, simmering sexual tension and twists galore.

armageddon time

An intimate coming-of-age story set in ’80s Queens, James Gray’s semi-autobiographical saga sees Banks Repeta star as a schoolboy who has a run-in with the Trump family. Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong are her parents, and Anthony Hopkins her grizzled grandfather.

war pony

Two boys (Jojo Bapteise Whiting and LaDainian Crazy Thunder) grapple with identity, loss and modern notions of masculinity while growing up on the Pine Ridge reservation in the USA in the fiery beginnings of Riley Keough and Gina Gammell as directors. Inspired by real events, it promises to be a moving study of marginalized communities pursuing the American dream.

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ParasiteSong Kang-ho’s is at the heart of this delicately constructed tearjerker from Hirokazu Kore-eda, a former Palme d’Or winner with his sensitive, life-affirming sense Shoplifters. His subject is the phenomenon of baby boxes in South Korea, places where newborns can be abandoned anonymously to be cared for by others.

Irma Vep

A reimagining of his cult classic of the same name from 1996, Olivier Assayas’ brilliant limited series examines a movie star (Alicia Vikander) in crisis. As she plunges headfirst into a new role, she finds that the lines between reality and fiction are dangerously blurring.