Cannes Interest List 2017by Col Needham | last updated - 1 month ago
These are the films which I am most excited about seeing at The Cannes Film Festival 2017. After the opening night film, the list is in alphabetical order by English title. I always try to catch all the films in the main competition.
Cannes is a wonderful festival with so many films to see and so many things happening. I will not make it to all of these but I will certainly try to catch as many as possible!
The ones I see will be moved to my Cannes Film Festival 2017 list.
1. Les fantômes d'Ismaël (2017)
114 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
The story follows a filmmaker whose life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new film.
2. Las hijas de Abril (2017)
103 min | Drama
Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the ... See full summary »
4. D'après une histoire vraie (I) (2017)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.
5. Aala Kaf Ifrit (2017)
100 min | Crime, Drama
During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »
6. The Beguiled (2017)
R | 93 min | Drama
The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.
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7. Mugen no jûnin (2017)
140 min | Action, Drama
Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »
9. Geu-hu (2017)
92 min | Drama, Romance
The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.
10. Krotkaya (2017)
143 min | Drama, Mystery
A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.
15. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.
18. Jupiter holdja (2017)
123 min | Drama
Aryan is a Syrian refugee trying to make his way into Hungary from Serbia, along with his father and many other wretched souls. They are all caught, and find themselves in a web of cynicism and corruption.
20. L'amant double (2017)
107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
23. Okja (2017)
TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating animal named Okja.
24. 120 battements par minute (2017)
140 min | Drama
120 BPM. The average heart rate. The protagonists of 120 battements par minute are passionate about fighting the indifference that exists towards AIDS.
25. Out (III) (2017)
88 min | Drama
OUT is an odyssey about 50 year old family man Agoston wandering through East Europe. After loosing his lifelong job in a power plant of small Slovak village Agoston takes the shady but ... See full summary »
27. Le redoutable (2017)
107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
28. The Square (2017)
142 min | Comedy, Drama
The Square is a poignant satirical drama reflecting our times - about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person's need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world.
30. Wonderstruck (2017)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Family, Mystery
The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
32. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.