According to the latest indiscretions from Variety, Asghar Farhadi could be appointed President of the Jury.
As the announcement of the official selection for Cannes 2022 approaches, which will be unveiled on Thursday, variety delivered some crisp new info. Starting with the return of David Lynch on the Croisette. The director of Sailor and Lula (sacred Palme d’Or in 1990) would enter the competition with a mysterious new film. Rumor has it that it could be a brand new feature film, shot secretly, or an extended version of the pilot of Wisteriaa series project Lynch was working on for Netflix, with Laura Dern and Naomi Watts in the cast.
Among the other American films expected in Thierry Frémaux’s list, we therefore find the new george miller, Three Thousand Years of Longing with Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba, Crimes of the Future of David Cronenbergwith Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, already announced as a sulphurous work likely to ignite the Croisette, or even Show-Up of Kelly Reichardt, starring Michelle Williams. Furthermore, the Festival has already confirmed that Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis by Baz Luhrmann would be presented in world premiere on the Croisette. And the animated movie Buzz Lightning could join them.
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The Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-edaa regular at Cannes where he won the Palme d’Or in 2018 for A family matteralso seems sure to be there for his new film, broker (Where baby broker according to the sources), with in particular Song Kang-ho (Parasite) and Bae Doona (CloudAtlas, The Host). A story set in South Korea around the famous baby boxes that allow unfortunate parents to abandon their child anonymously. Koji Fukada (love-life) and Park Chan-wook (Decision to Leave) can also hope to have a place.
variety argues that the new film by Léa Mysius (Ava), The Five Devilswith Adèle Exarchopoulos, will also be in competition. Tchaikovsky’s wife by the Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov could be part of the films that will be added at the last moment. In contrast, James Gray (Armageddon Time), Florian Zeller (The Son), Alejandro González Iñárritu (bardo), Luca Guadagnino (Bones and All) are not ready and will focus on the fall festivals instead.
Finally, it remains to reveal the identity of the Jury President which, strangely, is still not known. It could beAsghar Farhadi. Except that the Iranian director is entangled in an accusation of plagiarism, for his last film film awarded at Cannes, A hero. Penélope Cruz and Marion Cotillard were also considered for this role, but they will eventually be present in the competition, respectively with The immensity by Emanuele Crialese and Sibling by Arnaud Desplechin.
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