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CANNES 2022

17 new titles added to Cannes’ Official Selection

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- Léonor Serraille, Albert Serra, and duo Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen are now in competition; Serge Bozon, Dominik Moll and Emmanuel Mouret get Cannes Premières

17 new titles added to Cannes’ Official Selection
Pacification by Albert Serra

As expected, the Official Selection of the 75th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May) has been rounded off by an additional 17 feature films. There are now 21 movies in the running for the Palme d'Or (see the previous article), as three titles whose directors are in competition for the very first time have joined the race: Mother and Son [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
by France’s Léonor Serraille, Pacification [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Albert Serra
film profile
]
 by Spaniard Albert Serra, and the Italian-Belgian production The Eight Mountains [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Felix van Groeningen & Char…
film profile
]
 by Belgian duo Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen.

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The Cannes Première programme has been enriched by the presence of Diary of a Fleeting Affair [+see also:
film review
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
]
by Emmanuel Mouret, Don Juan [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Serge Bozon
film profile
]
by Serge Bozon and The Night of the 12th [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominik Moll
film profile
]
 by Dominik Moll.The 15 titles previously announced for the Un Certain Regard selection (see the news) are now joined by Harka [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by the USA’s Lotfy Nathan and three films helmed by female directors: More Than Ever [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by French-Iranian filmmaker Emily Atef, Mediterranean Fever [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Palestine’s Maha Haj and The Blue Caftan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Morocco’s Maryam Touzani.

Also of note, out of competition, are The Innocent [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Louis Garrel, Rebel [+see also:
film review
interview: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fal…
film profile
]
by Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah as a Midnight Screening, and five films being shown as Special Screenings: the documentaries Mi pais imaginario by Chile’s Patricio Guzmán, and Riposte féministe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Perennès and Simon De…
film profile
]
by French duo Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon, the animated feature Little Nicholas [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Amandine Fredon and Benjami…
film profile
]
 by France’s Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre, the German feature debut The Vagabonds by Doroteya Droumeva and Remains of the Wind [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Portugal’s Tiago Guedes.

The only things remaining to be announced now are the opening film of Un Certain Regard and the movie that will have the honour of being the “Last Screening” during the closing ceremony. In addition, we still haven’t been informed of the make-up of the juries (in particular, that of the Official Competition, with its chair still shrouded in mystery).

Here is a list of the 17 titles just added:

Competition

Mother and Son [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
- Léonor Serraille (France)
Pacification [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Albert Serra
film profile
]
- Albert Serra (France/Spain/Germany/Portugal)
The Eight Mountains [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Felix van Groeningen & Char…
film profile
]
- Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen (Belgium/France/Italy/UK)

Cannes Première

Diary of a Fleeting Affair [+see also:
film review
interview: Emmanuel Mouret
film profile
]
- Emmanuel Mouret (France)
Don Juan [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Serge Bozon
film profile
]
- Serge Bozon (France/Belgium)
The Night of the 12th [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Dominik Moll
film profile
]
 - Dominik Moll (France/Belgium)

Un Certain Regard

Harka [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Lotfy Nathan (France/Luxembourg/Tunisia/Belgium/Germany/USA)
More Than Ever [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Emily Atef (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Norway)
Mediterranean Fever [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Maha Haj (Palestine/Germany/France/Cyprus/Qatar) 
The Blue Caftan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Maryam Touzani (France/Morocco/Denmark/Belgium)

Out of competition

The Innocent [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Louis Garrel (France)

Midnight Screenings

Rebel [+see also:
film review
interview: Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fal…
film profile
]
- Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Special Screenings

Mi pais imaginario - Patricio Guzmán
Riposte féministe [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marie Perennès and Simon De…
film profile
]
- Marie Perennès, Simon Depardon
Little Nicholas [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Amandine Fredon and Benjami…
film profile
]
 - Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre
The Vagabonds - Doroteya Droumeva
Remains of the Wind [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Tiago Guedes

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(Translated from French)

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