The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled its 2022 program with Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick receives its world premiere from the main competition.
The festival will also pay tribute to Cruise and his long career, which began in 1981 when he starred roosters alongside George C. Scott.
The highlight of the festival’s “in competition” section is that of David Cronenberg crimes of the future, a horror film starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux. It is the Canadian director’s first film since 2014 Maps to the Stars.
Other notable films listed in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or include James Grey’s Armageddon periodClaire Dennis stars at noon and Kelly Reichardts Turn up.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who won the prestigious award for their 1990 film rosettealso have a film in competition with Tori and Lokita.
Other filmmakers competing for the Palme d’Or include Park Chan-wook, Cristian Mungiu and Ruben Ostlund, with Arnaud Desplechin also being the mainstay of the competition.
Former Palme D’Or winner Michel Hazanavicius also returns to the festival Come Z who open procedures but do not compete for prizes.
Out of competition there are also firsts for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, and George Miller’s first film since Mad Max: Fury Road, Three thousand years of longing.
The festival also confirmed that there will be a special screening of Ethan Coen’s documentary Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in the Head.
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Fans had been hoping for a new David Lynch film after rumors circulated online that the surrealist filmmaker was releasing a film starring Laura Dern. However, the festival failed to announce a Lynch project.
It is not uncommon for films to be included in the festival roster after the original announcement. Quentin Tarantino Once upon a time in Hollywood wasn’t originally included in the 2019 lineup but later contested for that year’s Palme d’Or.
The 2022 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17th to 28th.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/cannes-film-festival-line-up-b2057941.html The Cannes Film Festival program has been revealed, including Top Gun: Maverick