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11:43 am : Also featured in this official competition Crimes of the Future, by David Cronenberg, with Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen. David Cronenberg received the Festival’s Special Jury Prize in 1996 for Crash.

11:42 : We find there in particular, on the French side, Almond trees, by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, a film about the theater and in particular the director Patrice Chéreau.

11:40 a.m. : We now come to the official competition with 18 films in total.

11:39 : In this category “Un certain regard”, we find for example a film by the Costa Rican Domingo y la Niebla, a film by Ariel Escalante Meza, Map 75by Hayakawa Chie or even Beastby Riley Keough and Fina Gammell.

11:34 am : The General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival now announces the selection of 15 films in the “Un certain regard” category. It brings together films by young directors, “radical, experimental cinema, auteur cinema”he summarizes.

11:35 a.m. : Note also the presence of the film Our brothers, by Rachid Bouchareb, inspired by the Malik Oussekine affair, with Reda Kateb, Lyna Khoudri and Raphaël Personnaz.

11:36 : Nicolas Bedos also returns with Masquerade, “a police comedy from Nice”, describes Thierry Frémeaux, with Pierre Niney in particular.

(TIZIANA FABI / AFP)

11:30 a.m. : Cédric Jimenez, director of North ferryalso returns out of competition with November, a film on the attacks of November 13 with Jean Dujardin and Anaïs Demoustier.

11:35 a.m. : We will also discover, out of competition, the film Top Gun: Maverick, with Tom Cruise. It was originally supposed to be released in the summer of 2020, but it has been hit hard by the health crisis on several occasions. A great show to be expected.

Tom Cruise is expected on the Croisette on May 18, 2022.

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11:34 am : Thierry Frémeaux rolls out the list of films that will be screened out of competition during the festival. That of the French Quentin Dupieux, Smoking makes you coughis in the official competition.

Quentin Dupieux, alias Mr. Oizo, has been taking his turntables around the world for over 20 years (So Me)(So ​​Me)

11:18 a.m. : “The composition of the juries will be announced in the coming days”specifies Thierry Frémeaux, indicating that “all this is not over”. The poster will also be unveiled in the coming days.

11:18 a.m. : Thierry Frémeaux talks about a short film, Room 666shot by Wim Wenders in 1982, in which he interviewed filmmakers with this question: ‘Is cinema a language in the process of being lost?’. For the general delegate of the festival, the answer is clear: “Cinema is not dead, language is not dead, everything is always renewed.”

11:13 a.m. : This is the last festival for Pierre Lescure, 76, in office since 2014. He will be replaced by Iris Knobloch, a lawyer with an international profile and a long career in cinema.

11:11 a.m. : We found ourselves in 2020 without a festival, last year in the summer, this year we are in our dates but between two rounds. Cinema at the heart of world life and society”, declares in the preamble Pierre Lescure, the president of the Cannes Film Festival.

11:09 : Follow the press conference of the official selection of the 75th Cannes Film Festival in our live.

View of the Croisette through a palm leaf, similar in shape to the coveted Palme d'Or.  (ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP)(ALBERTO PIZZOLI / AFP)

09:27 : Let’s take a look at the news:

A trip dedicated to ecology for Emmanuel Macron in Le Havre, the first big meeting of the between-two-towers in Avignon for Marine Le Pen: the two presidential finalists go back to the front in a campaign waged at full speed. “We have never had a president who has shown as much authoritarianism as Emmanuel Macron”, denounced the candidate of the RN, invited on France 2 this morning. Follow our live.

• Ukraine announced a resumption of evacuations of civilians via nine humanitarian corridors, including from the besieged city of Mariupol, in the south-east of the country, after a day of suspension. Russia also suffered a major material setback: the cruiser Moskvaflagship of the Black Sea Fleet, having been “severely damaged” by an explosion of munitions according to Moscow, and by missile strikes according to Ukrainian officials. Follow our live.

• The 75th Cannes Film Festival unveils its official selection at 11 am. More than 2,000 films have been submitted, twenty of which will be able to run for the Palme d’Or, after the coronation, as breathtaking as it is divisive, of the Frenchwoman Julia Ducournau, in 2021. Thierry Frémaux’s press conference can be followed in this live broadcast.

• At the trial of the November 13 attacks, Salah Abdeslam declared for the first time that his “goal” was to blow himself up in a café in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, but that he had given up on doing so after looking at the people around him. His questioning will continue this afternoon.

Two Palestinians were killed this morning in a new operation by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, a week after deadly attacks in the heart of the Tel Aviv metropolis, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.

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