Cannes Film Festival: 2024 films unveiled, Ford Coppola, Audiard and big stars on the Croisette


Cannes Film Festival: 2024 films unveiled, Ford Coppola, Audiard and big stars on the Croisette

CANNES FESTIVAL 2024. We finally know the list of films, directors and stars who will be present on the Croisette this year. We take stock of the 2024 official selection of the Cannes Film Festival.

Final stretch before the start of the next Cannes Film Festival. The 77th edition of the event is being prepared behind the scenes. This Thursday, April 11, the list of films in competition was finally announced with a crowd expected for movie buffs: this Tuesday, May 14, Quentin Dupieux will open the festival with his latest film, The Second Act, with Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Lindon and Raphaël Quenard. The next day, Furiosa, a prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road, was screened on the Croisette.

Around twenty films are in competition at Cannes in 2024, out of some 2,000 feature films viewed. This edition will notably mark the great return of a giant, Francis Ford Coppola, for Megalopolis, who will share the red carpet with David Cronenberg, Yorgos Lanthimos, Jia Zhangke among others. A winner on the list of the 2024 Cannes Film Festival already: director and producer George Lucas, creator of “Star Wars”, who will receive the honorary Palme d’Or, as the organizers announced ago A few days.

Five French films will be presented at the Cannes Film Festival: Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard, Marcello Mio by Christophe Honoré, L'Amour ouf by Gilles Lellouche, Diamant brut by Agathe Riedinger and The Substance by Coralie Fargeat.

The stars will arrive on the Croisette in the coming weeks. The city will be adorned with the colors of cinema, with red carpets, screenings and many other events, from May 14 to 25, 2024. French actress Camille Cottin has been chosen as mistress of ceremonies, and will be responsible for opening and close the festival. For her part, Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie, was chosen as president of the jury. She will have to participate in establishing the prize list for the next edition.

The Second Act of Quentin Dupieux (out of competition)

Traditionally, the event is held in the last half of May, a period favored by the organizers. The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 14, and end with the closing ceremony and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

How to register and obtain accreditations for the Cannes Film Festival?

If it is the stars who make the news at the Cannes Film Festival, it is possible for everyone to participate in the Cannes Festival... under certain conditions. In fact, access to the event is primarily reserved for cinema professionals and journalists who must be accredited. But movie buffs aged 18 to 28 can also hope to discover films screened on the Croisette thanks to the “Three Days in Cannes” Pass. We explain how to register and become accredited in detail below:

The jury for the next Cannes Film Festival is not yet known. However, we know that Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie and Dr. March's Daughters, has been chosen as president of the 2024 jury. The names of the professionals who will accompany her in developing the list will be revealed a few weeks before the event.

During the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or was awarded to the film Anatomy of a Fall. This feature film, directed by French director Justine Triet, follows the trial of a writer accused of the murder of her husband. Quickly, it is the life of this couple and their family which is dissected by the magistrates. Since obtaining its Palme d'Or, the film has achieved great success at the box office and won numerous awards: the Oscar for best original screenplay 2024, six Césars (including Best Film) and two Golden Globes (Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay).