The 2022 Cannes Film Festival, also known as the Festival International du Cannes, takes place this week starting May 17, 2022. The film festival will be held in the city of Cannes on the French Riviera and will be attended by many celebrities from around the world including Bollywood actors like Deepika Padukone, Pooja Hedge, Hina Khan and others.

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The film festival, held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres, gives a glimpse of some of the biggest upcoming releases in 2023. Alongside the Grand Prix, the Prix du Jury, etc., at the end of the week the jury will also see a new release awarded the Palme d’Or. Among the best films that won the awards are Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, Martin Scorcese’s Taxi Driver, Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and many more.

One of the biggest mentions this year is the opening of the Cannes Film Market which will celebrate Indian cinema as India was selected as the first country of honour.

The celebrations will also feature 5 Indian films in the Goes to Cannes section, including Shailendra Sahu’s Bailadila, Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia’s Baghjan, Harshad Nalawade’s Follower, Jai Shankar’s Shivamma and Jai Shankar’s Ek Jagah Apni Ektara Collective.

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A total of 49 films will be screened at the film festival, including Michel Hazanavicius’ Z (Comme Z) aka Final Cut, which will open the festival out of competition on May 17th. Bérénice Bejo and Romain Duris play the leading roles in the zombie comedy.

Here is the full list of the Cannes 2022 Official Selections,

Les Amandiers, D: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
Holy Spider, R: Ali Abbasi
Crimes of the Future, directed by David Cronenberg
Stars at Noon, directed by Claire Denis
Frère Et Soeur, D: Arnaud Desplechin
Tori and Lokita, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
Armageddon Time, D: James Gray
Nah, R: Lukas Dhont
Realtor, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
RMN, directed by Cristian Mungiu
Triangle of Sadness, R: Ruben Ostlund
Emerge, R: Kelly Reichardt
Decision to Leave, directed by Park Chan-wook
Nostalgia, D: Mario Martone
Tchaikovsky’s wife, D: Kirill Serebrennikov
Boy from Heaven, D: Tarik Saleh
Leila’s Brothers, D: Saeed Roustaee
Eo, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski

Les Pires, directed by Lisa Akoka, Romane Gueret
Burning Days, R: Emin Alper
Metronome, directed by Alexandru Belc
All the People I’ll Never Be Directed by Davy Chou
Sick Of Myself, R: Kristoffer Borgli
Domingo and the Mist, directed by Ariel Escalante Meza
Plan 75, directed by Hayakawa Chie
Beast, directed by Riley Keough, Gina Gammell
Corset, R: Marie Kreutzer
Butterfly Vision, directed by Maksim Nakonechnyi
The Silent Twins, D: Agnieszka Smocynska
The Stranger, directed by Thomas M. Wright
Joyland, directed by Saim Sadiq
Rodeo directed by Lola Quivoron
Godland, directed by Hlynur Palmason

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Nos Frangins, directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Nightfall, D: Marco Bellocchio
Dodo, directed by Panos H Koutras
Irma Vep (Series), directed by Olivier Assayas

Z (Comme Z), directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Top Gun: Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski
Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann
November, directed by Cédric Jimenez
Three Thousand Years of Longing, R: George Miller
Mascarade, D: Nicolas Bedos

midnight screenings
Hunt, directed by Lee Jung-Jae
Moonage Daydream, directed by Brett Morgen
Fumer Fait Tousser, D: Quentin Dupieux

All That Breathes directed by Shaunak Sen
The Natural History of Destruction, R: Sergei Loznitsa
Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, directed by Ethan Coen

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In addition to Bollywood stars such as R. Madhavan, Akshay Kumar, music composer AR Rahman, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde and Nayanthara, many international stars will grace the event throughout the week. In the past, actors from Tom Cruise, Gweynth Paltrow to artists like Selena Gomez have been known to make themselves known.

Fans can live stream the day one red carpet and the special event red carpet on the film festival’s official YouTube channel as well as on their social media profiles.

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