77th Cannes Festival: Tributes and Official Competition

In Film & Series 13 May, 2024

Eva Peydró

Eva Peydró


From 14-25 May, the 77th Cannes Film Festival will take place, which El Hype will cover for its readers for another year. The first announcements have been the tributes, which this year will go to Georges Lucas, who will be presented by Francis Ford Coppola. The director of American Graffiti (1973) will receive the Palme d’Or for his entire career. Actress Meryl Streep will also take center stage at the opening ceremony on the 14th. The winner of nine Golden Globes and three Oscars returns to Cannes since she was awarded Best Actress at the 1989 event for A Cry in the Dark (Fred Schepisi, 1988). Also, for the first time in the history of the festival, it is not a person but a whole institution that will receive the honorary Palme d’Or: Studio Ghibli, which through the extraordinary Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata has given us fabulous characters and stories over the last four decades.

The jury of the festival’s Official Selection will be chaired by actress and director Greta Gerwig, who will be joined by Turkish screenwriter and photographer Ebru Ceylan, the leading actress of Killers of the Flower Moon, Lily Gladstone, French actress Eva Green, Lebanese director and screenwriter Nadine Labaki, Spanish director and screenwriter Juan Antonio Bayona, Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino, the festival’s regular Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu and the charismatic French actor and producer Omar Sy.

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The Jury of the 77th Cannes Festival © FDC

Among the big attractions at the 77th Cannes Film Festival is the premiere of Francis Ford Coppola‘s latest film, which is in the Official Selection after winning the Palme d’Or in 1979 with Apocalypse Now. Megalopolis stars Adam Driver, Dustin Hoffman, Shia LaBeouf, and Laurence Fishburne. Fellow veteran David Cronenberg, who released Crimes of the Future two years ago, will return to competition with The Shrouds, starring Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger, and Guy Pearce, hopefully to better reviews. The winner of the Golden Lion at the last Venice Film Festival, Yorgos Lanthimos, has this time chosen the event directed by Iris Knobloch and Thierry Fremont to present his new film, also starring Emma Stone: Kinds of Kindness.

Lido regulars Paul Schrader and Quentin Dupieux will also premiere their latest works on La Croisette, respectively Oh Canada, which reunites the former with actor Richard Gere, and The Second Act, starring Louis Garrel and Léa Seydoux, which is the opening film in the Official Selection, but out of competition. The show will not fail, with George Miller and the prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, entitled Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, in which we will see Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth.

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Official poster of the 77th Cannes Festival– Rhapsody in August (Akira Kurosawa,1991) / Graphic creation © Hartland Villa

The following films will premiere in the Official Competition Section of the 77th Festival de Cannes:

  • Megalopolis (Francis Ford Coppola).
  • The Apprentice (Ali Abbasi).
  • Motel Destino (Karim Aïnouz).
  • Bird (Andrea Arnold).
  • Emilia Perez (Jacques Audiard).
  • Anora (Sean Baker).
  • The Shrouds (David Cronenberg).
  • The Substance (Coralie Fargeat).
  • Grand Tour ( Miguel Gomes).
  • Marcello Mio (Christophe Honoré).
  • Caught by The Tides (Jia Zhang-Ke).
  • All We Imagine as Light (Payal Kapadia).
  • Kinds of Kindness (Yorgos Lanthimos)
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Ben Whishaw in Limonov-The Ballad of Kirill Serebrennikov.

  • Beating Hearts (Gilles Lellouche).
  • Wild Diamond (Agathe Riedinger, primera película).
  • Oh Canada de Paul Schrader.
  • Limonov-The Ballad de Kirill Serebrennikov.
  • Parthenope (Paolo Sorrentino).
  • The Girl With the Needle (Magnus Von Horn).
  • Trei kilometri pana la capatul lumii (Emanuel Parvu).
  • The Seed of The Sacred Fig (Mohammad Rasoulof).
  • La plus précieuse des merchandise (Michel Hazanavicius).

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