Cannes Film Festival 2022: Dates, Movies To Be Screened & More

The biggest film festival is back in full action and here’s every important piece of information about the event. The much awaited red carpet event will take place from May 17 to 28. After three years, the lavish Cannes Film Festival is back in action. In 2020 the event was cancelled due to the widespread pandemic. Later, in 2021 kisses, hugs, and physical contact were forbidden.

What are the festival dates?

Cannes Film Festival will kick start on Tuesday evening for its 75th edition. The festival will run from 17th May to 28th May. Like every year, the prestigious event will be hosted in the resort city of Cannes, on the French Riviera.

Who are the jury members?

Cannes Film Festival in its prestigious jury have, Rebecca Hall (Royaume-Uni / États-Unis),Bollywood star Deepika Padukone (Inde), Noomi Rapace (Suède), Jasmine Trinca (Italie), Asghar Farhadi (Iran), Ladj Ly (France), Jeff Nichols (États-Unis) et Joachim Trier (Norvège). Know more about jury members, here. French actor Vincent Lindon is the Jury President of the 75e Festival de Cannes! Results will be announced on 28th May.

Which films are scheduled to screen this year?

Hosting a lavish event at the Palais Des Festivals et des Congres, the 75th edition will be celebrating Indian Cinema. As India is chosen as the first country of honour. Also, the event will have the biggest upcoming releases of 2023, Grand Prix, Prix Du Jury etc. Some of the best films to win the awards include Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, and many more. In total, 49 movies are set to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Along with this, five Indian movies will be screened as a part of the ‘Goes to Cannes Section’. So, the list includes- Bailadila by Shailendra Sahu, Baghjan by Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia, Follower by Harshad Nalawade, Shivamma by Jai Shankar and Ek Jagah Apni by Ektara Collective. As the country of honour, India celebrates its 75th year of Independence, coinciding with Cannes Film Festival’s 75th anniversary. Cannes will also present a brand new restoration of Indian gem, Satyajit Ray’s movie Pratidwandi.

Here is the full list of stars, acclaimed directors and new talent making their way to the official line-up

Opening night film (out of competition)

by Michel Hazanavicius

Competition

Armageddon Time by James Gray

Boy From Heaven by Tarik Saleh

Broker by Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Close by Lukas Dhont

Crimes of the Future by David Cronenberg

Decision to Leave by Park Chan-Wook

Eo by Jerzy Skolimowski

Frere et Soeur by Arnaud Desplechin

Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi

Leila’s Brothers by Saeed Roustaee

Les Amandiers by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Nostalgia by Mario Martone

Showing Up by Kelly Reichardt

Stars at Noon by Claire Denis

Tchaïkovski’s Wife by Kirill Serebrennikov

Triangle of Sadness by Ruben Östlund

Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre et Luc Daradenne

RMN by Cristian Mungiu

Un certain regard

All the People I’ll Never Be by Davy Chou

Beast by Riley Koeugh and Gina Gammell

Burning Days by Emin Alper

Butterfly Vision by Maksim Nakonechnyi

Corsage by Marie Kreutzer

Domingo and the Midst by Ariel Escalante Meza

Godland by Hlynur Palmason

Joyland by Saim Sadiq

Les Pires by Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret

Metronom by Alexandru Belc

Plan 75 by Hayakawa Chie

Rodeo by Lola Quivoron

Sick of Myself by Kristoffer Borgli

The Silent Twins by Agnieszka Smocynska

The Stranger by Thomas M. Wright

Special screenings

All That Breaths by Shaunak Sen

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind by Ethan Coen

The Natural History of Destruction by Sergei Loznitsa

Cannes premieres

Dodo by Panos H. Koutras

Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas

Nightfall by Marco Bellocchio

Nos Frangins by Rachid Bouchareb

Out of competition

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann

Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos

November by Cédric Jimenez

Three Thousand Years of Longing by George Miller

Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski

Midnight screenings

Hunt by Lee Jung-Jae

Moonage Daydream by Brett Morgen

Smoking Makes You Cough by Quentin Dupieux

Mashfak Qureshi is an entertainment journalist, who brings facts and knowledge in the simplest form and believes in questioning.