News

Rocketman, The Dead Don't Die to Play Cannes Film Festival

We've got the full lineup with Terrence Malick, Pedro Almadóvar, Bong Joon Ho... but no Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Yet.

by | April 18, 2019 | Comments

Rocket Man

Joel Meares

The lineup for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival was announced this morning. This year’s festival – which runs May 14-26 – opens with Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie-comedy The Dead Don’t Die, starring Adam Driver, Bill Murray, and Tilda Swinton. New films from Pedro Almodóvar and Terrence Malick will also play In Competition, as will Parasite, the latest from Snowpiercer and Okja director Bong Joon Ho. 

Meanwhile, the festival will also feature out-of-competition screenings of the Elton John biopic Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton and Richard Madden, and Sundance standout Share, from writer-director Pippa Bianco.

Also of note: this year’s festival ties the Cannes record for the number the number of female-directed movies in the main Competition section. They are Mati Diop’s Atlantique, Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe, Celine Schiamma’s Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire, and Sibyl from Justine Triet. Nine more female directors feature in other parts of the programming.

This first announcement did have one notable absence: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time In Hollywood. Festival general delegate Thierry Frémaux explained to press after the lineup was announced that Tarantino’s ninth studio film is not ready yet, but the festival has hope it will be completed by the final lineup announcement. Check out the full selection of films below.


IN COMPETITION

Atlantique – Mati Diop

Bacarau – Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles

The Dead Don’t Die – Jim Jarmusch

Frankie – Ira Sachs

A Hidden Life – Terrence Malick

It Must Be Heaven – Elia Suleiman

Les Misérables – Ladj Ly

Little Joe – Jessica Hausner

Matthias and Maxime – Xavier Dolan

Oh Mercy! – Arnaud Desplechin

Parasite – OR Gisaengchung – Bong Joon Ho

Portrait of the Young Girl on Fire – Céline Sciamma

Sibyl – Justine Triet

Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach

Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar

The Traitor – Marco Bellocchio

The Whistlers – Corneliu Porumboiu

The Wild Goose Lake – OR Nan Fang Che Zhan De Ju Hui – Diao Yinan

The Young Ahmed – Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne


UN CERTAIN REGARD

Adam – Maryam Touzani

Beanpole – OR Dylda – Kantemir Balagov

A Brother’s Love – Monia Chokri

Bull – Annie Silverstein

The Climb – Michael Covino

Evge – Nariman Aliev

Freedom – Albert Serra

Invisible Life – Karim Aïnouz

Joan of Arc – Bruno Dumont

Chambre 212 – Christophe Honoré

Papicha – Mounia Meddour

Port Authority – Danielle Lessovitz

Summer of Changsha – Zu Feng

The Swallows of Kabul – Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec

A Sun That Never Sets – Olivir Laxe

Zhuo Ren Mi Mi – Midi Z


OUT OF COMPETITION

The Best Years of a Life – Claude Lelouch

Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia

La Belle Époque – Nicolas Bedos

Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher

Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell – Nicolas Winding Refn


MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil – Lee Won-Tae


SPECIAL SCREENINGS

Share

(Photo by Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Josh Johnson)

Family Romance, LLC. – Werner Herzog

For Sama – Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts

Que Sea Ley – Juan Solanas

Share – Pippa Bianco

To Be Alive and Know It – OR Être vivant et le savior – Alain Cavalier

Tommaso – Abel Ferrara


The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-26. For more information, check out the Festival de Cannes website

Tag Cloud

Acorn TV Crackle ESPN TCM discovery DC streaming service Holiday Toys TCA Winter 2020 Sneak Peek 21st Century Fox cancelled television cults Tomatazos Polls and Games DirecTV Hulu medical drama President social media Tubi spain Reality Competition Comedy Central romantic comedy child's play slashers stand-up comedy The Walking Dead period drama technology australia Nominations Anna Paquin Nickelodeon video aliens Infographic dc talk show CW Seed vampires south america TV renewals 2019 indiana jones nature 2020 cops binge Lifetime Christmas movies Freeform PlayStation WarnerMedia halloween E3 toy story Television Critics Association Tumblr FX on Hulu laika anthology versus satire james bond IFC Films Mystery scary movies news Best and Worst CMT Dark Horse Comics sequels Red Carpet Elton John Election Television Academy Thanksgiving psycho Emmy Nominations Chernobyl 2017 Sony Pictures Funimation Certified Fresh Comic Book Cosplay cats Pixar HBO Masterpiece New York Comic Con Esquire Disney+ Disney Plus unscripted singing competition Mindy Kaling Summer Photos Mary Tyler Moore Starz Walt Disney Pictures a nightmare on elm street Film remakes mission: impossible The Academy foreign 2015 what to watch Writers Guild of America Mary poppins FXX zero dark thirty SXSW Universal 24 frames documentary Box Office police drama BBC America Endgame Comedy Biopics book green book award winner crime parents Travel Channel based on movie TCA 2017 Action revenge Calendar jamie lee curtis Paramount BBC One FOX Superheroe Music TCA Classic Film archives TIFF asian-american First Look IFC joker breaking bad Chilling Adventures of Sabrina GoT cancelled TV shows Nat Geo game show Peacock 2016 Columbia Pictures El Rey Disney Plus game of thrones Emmys Hear Us Out superhero Rock science fiction Bravo OneApp Disney Channel Apple TV Plus blaxploitation Spring TV composers universal monsters Cartoon Network TV Netflix fresh chucky die hard American Society of Cinematographers Musical YouTube Red Pride Month cooking Song of Ice and Fire quibi Fantasy canceled See It Skip It ghosts Awards Tour Disney streaming service deadpool Arrowverse NBC 2018 spy thriller Creative Arts Emmys DGA VOD ID festival spider-man Drama Crunchyroll Apple TV+ sag awards Country DC Comics sports Kids & Family 45 BBC casting blockbuster First Reviews Marathons boxoffice Sundance Now series Rocketman doctor who dramedy emmy awards mockumentary Animation cars independent Amazon Prime all-time classics A24 twilight VH1 Valentine's Day screen actors guild MCU kids A&E Lucasfilm 72 Emmy Awards Video Games Apple National Geographic Showtime biography Syfy Shondaland best San Diego Comic-Con Turner Shudder anime italian Black History Month Holidays Women's History Month theme song franchise sitcom CBS All Access Sundance TV Marvel Musicals Set visit disaster CNN 71st Emmy Awards spanish language television YA richard e. Grant renewed TV shows Premiere Dates nbcuniversal Extras Year in Review Binge Guide WGN Family critics worst NYCC supernatural canceled TV shows docudrama Adult Swim zombies Horror stoner finale Tarantino Sci-Fi spanish LGBTQ obituary scorecard Ghostbusters Paramount Network comedies adaptation french football indie romance natural history psychological thriller SDCC Avengers Warner Bros. hist movie Vudu mutant zombie Mudbound dogs true crime Character Guide Epix werewolf Pop Sundance diversity comiccon harry potter rt archives Ellie Kemper Winners cartoon Marvel Studios Pet Sematary children's TV Comics on TV Rom-Com Grammys Netflix Christmas movies Cannes VICE USA Interview USA Network History Watching Series films ratings festivals video on demand Amazon Prime Video Martial Arts Western reviews Food Network 4/20 Britbox Christmas Teen streaming Amazon Studios The Arrangement toronto thriller black teaser robots Lionsgate 20th Century Fox worst movies Ovation Super Bowl venice Logo PaleyFest TruTV cancelled AMC Black Mirror documentaries miniseries MTV Discovery Channel Winter TV CBS RT History dark Brie Larson ABC Family Opinion BET witnail animated Spike Fox News The CW crossover japanese tv talk hollywood TV Land Hallmark facebook elevated horror Star Wars Marvel Television TLC halloween tv dragons cinemax christmas movies Stephen King crime drama Quiz justice league Reality ABC Heroines OWN TBS Academy Awards rotten movies we love serial killer YouTube TCA Awards fast and furious Fox Searchlight movies adventure nfl strong female leads Podcast transformers historical drama dceu TNT Pop TV APB HBO Go comic Superheroes space war rotten Rocky Baby Yoda Amazon free movies comics crime thriller hispanic PBS reboot The Purge SundanceTV Alien BET Awards YouTube Premium DC Universe Fall TV FX MSNBC Awards LGBT Disney E! name the review 007 Trophy Talk Mary Poppins Returns political drama HBO Max 99% Lifetime stop motion concert Turner Classic Movies Trivia Film Festival Countdown directors The Witch Captain marvel latino Pirates Spectrum Originals Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt politics batman comic books Oscars cancelled TV series travel boxing RT21 screenings Star Trek BAFTA criterion GLAAD GIFs spinoff sequel Trailer golden globes X-Men Hallmark Christmas movies ITV Schedule