Cannes Film Festival Lineup Set: Competition Includes Coppola, Audiard, Cronenberg, Arnold, Lanthimos, Sorrentino & Abbasi’s Trump Movie — Full List


The Official Selection for the 77th Cannes Film Festival was revealed Thursday, with 19 movies in Competition (see full lists below).

Familiar names who will launch new works in the Competition include Ali Abbasi, who brings The Apprentice, a feature pic about the early life of Donald Trump. Andrea Arnold returns with Bird, starring Barry Keoghan, and Jacques Audiard’s latest, Emilia Perez, a musical with Selena Gomez will also debut in competition.

Elsewhere, American filmmaker Sean Baker brings Anora to the Croisette. Poor Things filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos will launch Kinds of Kindness, his latest collab with Emma Stone. David Cronenberg returns with The Shrouds, and Paul Schrader will debut Oh Canada starring Jacob Elordi, Uma Thurman and Richard Gere.

There’s a strong English-language and American presence in the main competition alongside works from newer international filmmakers. Indian filmmaker Payal Kapadia, who picked up the festival’s best documentary prize in 2021, will debut All We Imagine As Light, an Indian-shot feature produced by Thomas Hakim and Julien Graff of the French-based Petit Chaos while debut feature filmmaker Agathe Riedinger also landed a competition spot with Wild Diamond.

Outside of the main competition, headline announcements included Saudi Arabia landing it’s first film at the festival with Tawfik Alzaidi’s Norah, French actress turned filmmaker Noémie Merlant will debut her second feature The Balconettes as a midnight screening, and Cate Blanchette stars in Rumors, a satirical feature from Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin.

Already announced big-ticket titles confirmed today include Megalopolis, two-time Palme d’Or winner Francis Coppola’s latest, which has locked a gala premiere slot at the Palais on Friday evening May 17. The film will screen in competition. Out of Competition, Kevin Costner will debut the first part of Horizon: An American Saga as a world premiere. And George Miller’s anticipated sequel Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has been confirmed for an out-of-comp slot. The new installment will be released theatrically in France on May 22, two days ahead of its U.S. launch.

Cannes will open this year with Quentin Dupieux‘s French-language comedy road movie Le Deuxième Acte (The Second Act). Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel and Raphaël Quenard star and will be in attendance. Presented Out of Competition as a world premiere on the Croisette on Tuesday, May 14, the four-part feature will be released in French cinemas on the same day. Following last year’s billion-dollar Barbie, Greta Gerwig will preside over this year’s competition jury.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-25. Here is the Official Selection:


The Apprentice, Ali Abbasi
Motel Destino, Karim Aïnouz
Bird, Andrea Arnold
Emilia Perez, Jacques Audiard
Anora, Sean Baker
Megalopolis, Francis Ford Coppola
The Shrouds, David Cronenberg
The Substance, Coralie Fargeat
Grand Tour, Miguel Gomes
Marcello Mio, Christophe Honoré
Feng Liu Yi Dai (Caught by the Tides), Jia Zhang-Ke
All We Imagine as Light, Payal Kapadia
Kinds of Kindness, Yórgos Lánthimos
L’amour Ouf, Gilles Lellouche
Diamant Brut (Wild Diamond), Agathe Riedinger (First Film)
Oh Canada, Paul Schrader
Limonov – The Ballad, Kirill Serebrennikov
Parthenope, Paolo Sorrentino
Pigen Med Nålen (The Girl with the Needle), Magnus Von Horn


Norah, Tawfik Alzaidi
The Shameless, Konstantin Bojanov
Le Royaume, Julien Colonna (First Film)
Vingt Dieux!, Louise Courvoisier (First Film)
Le Procès Du Chien (Who Let the Dog Bite?), Lætitia Dosch (First Film)
Gou Zhen (Black Dog), Guan Hu
The Village Next to Paradise, Mo Harawe (First Film)
September Says, Ariane Labed (First Film)
L’histoire De Souleymane, Boris Lojkine
Les Damnés (The Damned), Roberto Minervini
On Becoming A Guinea Fowl, Rungano Nyoni
Boku No Ohisama (My Sunshine), Hiroshi Okuyama
Santosh, Sandhya Suri
Viet and Nam, Truong Minh Quý


Mad Max (Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga), George Miller
Horizon: An American Saga — Kevin Costner
She’s Got No Name, Chan Peter Ho-Sun
Rumours, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin


Twilight of the Warrior Walled In, Soi Cheang
I, The Executioner; Seung Wan Ryoo
The Surfer, Lorcan Finnegan\
Les Femmes au Balcon (The Balconettes), Noémie Merlant


Miséricorde, Alain Guiraudie
C’est Pas Moi, Leos Carax
Everybody Loves Touda, Nabil Ayouch
En Fanfare (The Matching Bang), Emmanuel Courcol
Rendez-Vous Avec Pol Pot, Rithy Panh
Le Roman de Jim, Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu


La Belle de Gaza, Yolande Zauberman
Learn, Claire Simon
The Invasion, Sergei Loznitsa
Ernest Cole, Photographe, Raoul Peck
Le Fil, Daniel Auteuil