Everything You Need To Know About 2019 Cannes Film Festival

The 2019 Cannes Festival has already started. The edition began on May 14 and goes until May 25. In those days, hundreds of unreleased films will be shown to the press and distributors worldwide. Want to know what’s happening in one of the most important cinema festivals? Just keep reading.

How does it work?

The Cannes Film Festival, created by Jean Zay in 1946, takes place in the city of Cannes, south France. The award happens once a year, in May. Each edition counts with 50 feature films and 30 short films. Those films are divided in the following categories: In Competition, Un Certain Regard and Cinéfondation.

In the category In Competition, the films are disputing for the award  Palme d'Or. To get in this dispute, the production have to be unpublished and recently-made.

The category Un Certain Regard, is composed by films selected from cultures near and far, which approach more alternative language.

Finally, the last category Cinéfondation exposes feature and short motion pictures of film schools and students.

Differently from Oscar, the festival receives inscriptions from all over the world. Its a huge opportunity to discover talented filmmakers.

The main indicated movies

In the competition for the award Palme d’Or (or Golden Palm), there is 19 indicated films. Check it out the ones that are getting more buzz from the critics. 

1. "The Dead Don't Die"

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"The Dead Don't Die" is a Jim Jarmusch zombie comedy that has a cast full of stars. The film was chosen to be screened at the opening of the festival.

2. “Matthias & Maxime”

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“Matthias & Maxime”, the film by Xavier Dolan has one of the biggest part made by the director.

3. "Sorry We Missed You"

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For "Sorry We Missed You", there many expectations because of the fact that the director Ken Loach already won the Palme d’Or three times before.

4. "Douler et Glorie"

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Pedro Almodóvar, creator of the film "Douler et Glorie", is also a huge candidate to win. This production will muster again Antonio Bandeira and Penélope Cruz in scene.

Brazil in 2019's edition

Brazil will be well represented at this year's Cannes Film Festival, with the four following films indicated.

1. "Bacurau'

After disputing the Palm d’Or with “Aquarius” in 2016, the director from Pernambuco Kleber Mendonça Filho returns to run for the award. His new feature film called “Bacurau” its a mix of sci-fi and far west film in the Brazilian northeast.

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2. "O Traidor"

“O Traidor", by the Italian director Marco Bellocchio, has a production of the Brazilian brothers Caio and Fabiano Gullane. The film still has Maria Fernanda Cândido in one of the main parts.

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In other categories of Cannes, Brazil will also be represented, with two films produced by Rodrigo Teixeira, from “Me Chame pela Seu Nome”. They are: “A Vida Invisível” by Eurídice Gusmão, made by Karim Ainouz with Fernanda Montenegro as protagonist, and “Port Authority”, a love history with an transsexual woman, directed by the American Danielle Lessovitz and with production of Martin Scorsese. Both are out of the dispute for the maximum award of Cannes.