Cannes: The Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival has been finalised, including the animated picture Where Is Anne Frank? directed by Oscar nominee Ari Folman Waltz with Bashir, which will screen outside of competition. The festival has also included Gaspar Noe’s Vortex to the Cannes Premiere section. And Yohan Manca’s Mes Freres Et Moi to Un Certain Regard. Vortex, starring Dario Argento and Francoise Lebrun, is a documentary-style film about an old couple’s last days. The film Mes Freres et Moi, based on a theatrical play. It stars Sofia Khammes and Dali Benssalah (No Time to Die).
Tralala, a musical comedy by Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu. And Supremes (Authentik), a biography of the legendary French rap band NTM. Its is directed by Audrey Estrougo, are two other midnight showing.
Firstly, Bill Murray’s Party: New Worlds, The Cradle of a Civilisation, directed by Andrew Muscato. Secondly, Mi iubta Mon amour, directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Noemie Merlant (Portrait of a Lady on Fire). Also, Les Heroiques, a daring addiction-themed feature debut by Maxime Roy; and Are You Lonesome Tonight? directed by Chinese helmer Wen Shipei. And this Cannes lineup!
Importantly, Folman was given rare access to Anne Frank’s diary and numerous books. Similarly, family archives. This was for her passion project Anne Frank’s Diary. In addition, the film follows Kitty, Anne’s imaginary companion to whom she committed her diary. As she awakens in today’s reality, in Anne Frank’s Amsterdam home. She sets out on a quest to find her in modern-day Europe. Folman’s major comeback will be with The Congress, a live-action/animation hybrid picture. It stars Robin Wright and Paul Giamatti that premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2013. In France, Le Pacte will publish Anne Frank’s Diary, which will be distributed by Wild Bunch International.
Above all, the Cannes schedule already contained 62 pictures. Including new works by Wes Anderson (The French Dispatch), Leox Carax (Annette). Also, Paul Verhoeven (Benedetta), Asghar Farhadi (A Hero), and Julia Ducournau (Titane), among others. The film that will end the 74th edition of the festival has yet to be announced. It may be Nicolas Bedos’ OSS 117: From Africa With Love. The third instalment of the espionage parody trilogy starring Jean Dujardin, according to the rumour.
The global premiere of Annxette, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. And a tribute to Jodie Foster, who will get an honorary Palme d’Or. In conclusion, it will start off Cannes on July 6.