News ID: 321031
Published: 0738 GMT April 15, 2022

Cannes Film Festival announces lineup

Cannes Film Festival announces lineup

Iran’s ‘Leila’s Brothers’ to compete for Palme d’Or

The 75th Cannes Film Festival’s lineup was announced and Saeed Roustaee’s ‘Leila’s Brothers’ will compete for the Palme d’Or along with 17 other films.

The Iranian film will compete with ‘Stars at Noon’ by Claire Denis, ‘Close’ by Lukas Dhont, ‘Showing Up’ by Kelly Reichardt, and ‘Triangle of Sadness’ by Ruben Östlund.

It is the third feature film by Roustaee, following ‘Life and a Day’ and ‘Just 6.5,’ and will have its first international debut in Cannes.

Taraneh Alidoosti, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Saeed Poursamimi, Farhad Aslani, Payman Maadi and Mohammad Ali-Mohammadi are among the cast of the film, ISNA wrote.

Wild Bunch, the French film distribution and international sales company, is responsible for the international distribution of the film.

On Thursday April 14, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux announced the Official Selection for the 75th edition of the Festival de Cannes at the UGC Normandie in Paris, according to festival-cannes.com.

Films for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings were announced.

The lineup included more Asian filmmakers than in previous years (partly because travel has been restricted so heavily for the last two years) and a couple of Ukrainian films that will generate a lot of publicity.

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 17-28, the first time it has been back in its regular slot since the pandemic began. In 2020, a mini-fest was held in October, and last year, the event was held during a sweltering July, with myriad safety protocols in place. France currently is restriction-free, but the fest may still have some measures in place, Deadline reported.

 

 

   
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