Announcement of the Official Selection at the 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival

AFC newsletter n°297

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The 72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival will take place from 14-25 May, 2019. The official selection was announced on Thursday, 18 April by Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival, and Thierry Frémaux, its General Delegate, and includes nineteen feature-length films in competition, sixteen in “Un certain regard” and eleven out of competition and in the other sessions – not to mention Cannes Classics. Eight of these films were shot, and one was directed, by AFC member cinematographers.

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu will be the president of the Festival’s Jury. This Jury will be composed of the American actress Elle Fanning, the Burkinabe director and actress Maimouna N’Diaye, the American director, screenwriter and editor Kelly Reichardt, the Italian director and screenwriter Alice Rohrwaher, the director and comic book creator Enki Bilal, the cinematographer, screenwriter and editor Robin Campillo, the Greek director, screenwriter and producer Yorgos Lanthimos, and the Polish director and screenwriter Paweł Pawlikowski.

The Dead Don’t Die, the new film by Jim Jarmusch, cinematography by Frederick Elmes, ASC, will be presented at the opening ceremony, in Compétition and in its world premier. Presided over by the Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki, the Jury for “Un Certain Regard” will be composed of Marina Foïs, actress, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, German producer, Lisandro Alonso, Argentine director, and Lukas Dhont, Belgian director.
Director and screenwriter Claire Denis will preside the jury of Short Films and of the Cinéfondation. Also part of this jury will be actress Stacy Martin, director and screenwriter Eran Kolirin, Greek director and screenwriter Panos H. Koputras, and Romanian director, screenwriter and producer Cătălin Mitulescu.
A honorary Golden Palm award will be presented to Alain Delon.

Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure announcing the 2019 Official Selection - Photo Abaca / FDC
Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure announcing the 2019 Official Selection
Photo Abaca / FDC

Amongst the films selected
In Competition
- Atlantiques, by Mati Diop, cinematography by Claire Mathon, AFC
- Les Misérables, by Ladj Ly, cinematography by Julien Poupard, AFC
- Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, by Céline Sciamma, cinematography by Claire Mathon, AFC

Un Certain Regard
- A Vida Invisível, by Karim Aïnouz, cinematography by Hélène Louvart, AFC
- Chambres 212, by Christophe Honoré, cinematography by Rémy Chevrin, AFC

Hors Compétition
- Les Plus belles années d’une vie, by Claude Lelouch, cinematography by Robert Alazraki, AFC
- Too Old to Die Young, series by Nicolas Winding Refn, cinematography by Darius Khondji, AFC, ASC

Cannes Classics
- La Cité de la peur, une comédie familiale, by Alain Berberian, cinematography by Laurent Dailland, AFC
- Les Silences de Johnny, documentary by Pierre William Glenn, AFC.

And also…
En Compétition
- Dolor y gloria (Pain and Glory), by Pedro Almodóvar, cinematography by José Luis Alcaine
- Frankie, by Ira Sachs, cinematography by Rui Poças, AIP
- Il traditore (The Traitor), by Marco Bellocchio, cinematography by Vladan Radovic, AIC
- It Must Be Heaven, by Elia Suleiman, cinematography by Sofian El Fani
- Matthias et Maxime, by Xavier Dolan, cinematography by André Turpin
- Roubaix, une lumière, by Arnaud Desplechin, cinematography by Irina Lubtchansky
- Sibyl, by Justine Triet, cinematography by Simon Beaufils
- Sorry We Missed You, by Ken Loach, cinematography by Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC

Un Certain Regard
- La Femme de mon frère, by Monia Chokri, cinematography by Josée Deshaies
- Jeanne, by Bruno Dumont, cinematography by David Chambille
- Papicha, by Mounia Meddour, cinematography by Léo Lefèvre, SBC

Out of Competition
- La Belle époque, by Nicolas Bedos, cinematography by Nicolas Bolduc, CSC

- Mano a mano, by Louise Couvoisier, image Augustin Bonnet (La CinéFabrique)
- Rosso : La Vera storia falsa del pescator Clemente, by Antonio Messana, image Till Leprêtre (La Fémis).

(Translated from French by Alexander Baron-Raiffe)