Cannes Film Festival Lineup 2022: Updating Live

Cannes Film Festival Lineup 2022: Updating Live

April 14, 2022

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival is upon us and once again taking place in person this spring from May 17 through May 28. The lineup for the Official Selection will be announced bright and early (or, in the case of those in the United States, dark and early) on Thursday morning by festival director Thierry Fremaux and exiting president Pierre Lescure. Follow along below for live updates to the Official Selection rollout. You can also watch the live stream of the announcement here.

This year’s Cannes marks the festival’s 75th edition, with jury members and the various additional sidebars from Quinzaine to Critics’ Week to be announced in the coming weeks. Fremaux, in his intro, promised a reveal of 47 films, with more to be unveiled next week. Titles previously confirmed to be part of this year’s edition include Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis,” starring Austin Butler as The King, and the long-awaited “Top Gun” sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” starring Tom Cruise, though these will play out of competition. George Miller’s romantic two-hander “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, is also tapped to screen at the festival.

There’s a new order on the Croisette, as just this past March it was announced that Iris Knobloch was elected as the first female president of the Cannes Film Festival. This year’s festival has touted its increased presence of women directors in the official selection — last year’s competition lineup featured only four.

As a refresher, last year’s jury was headed up by Spike Lee, whose group awarded the Palme d’Or to Julia Ducournau’s body-horror “Titane.” The Grand Prix was shared by Asghar Farhadi for “A Hero” (a director and project who are now in a bit of legal muck) and Juho Kuosmanen for “Compartment No. 6.” Best Director went to Leos Carax for “Annette,” while the acting prizes went to Renate Reinsve for “The Worst Person in the World” and Caleb Landry Jones for “Nitram.” Best Screenplay went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe for “Drive My Car,” which went on to win Best International Feature at the Oscars. Jury prizes went to “Ahed’s Knee” by Nadav Lapid and “Memoria” by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

At the end of March, IndieWire attempted to predict what films would pop up in this year’s lineup. Look back at the feature and see how we did here.

Un Certain Regard

Cannes Premiere
“Outside Night,” Marco Bellocchio
“Nos Frangins,” Rachid Bouchareb
“Irma Vep,” Olivier Assayas (Series)
“Dodo,” Panos H. Koutras

Special Screenings
“The Natural History of Destruction,” Sergei Loznitsa
“Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind,” Ethan Coen
“All That Breathes,” Shaunak Sen

Midnight Screenings
“Moonage Daydream,” Brett Morgen
“Smoking Makes You Cough,” Quentin Dupieux
Hunt, dir: Lee Jung-Jae

Out of Competition
“Top Gun: Maverick,” Joseph Kosinski
“Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann
“Three Thousand Years of Longing,” George Miller
“November,” Cédric Jimenez
“Masquerade,” Nicolas Bedos

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