Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have a chance at winning their third Golden Palm with ‘Le jeune Ahmed. That made the film festival of Cannes is known.
Much there is about the film not yet known, except that he’s going to have a radicalising boy of 13 that the plan’s conception to his teacher to bring life. Ahmed is torn between the ideals of imam and the daily life. Thus cutting the Dardenne brothers, a topic that, especially in our country the past years of interest. While in their previous films, the main roles were reserved for actresses like Marrion Cotillard, Adèle Haenel and Cécile de France is that this time goes for the as yet unknown Idir Ben Addi.
Another fellow countryman who may have to the Croisette drops off, is Matthias Schoenaerts. At least: if the legendary American film-maker Terrence Malick him not from ‘A hidden life’ has been cut – the director of ‘Tree of life’ is known as a veelfilmer and lustig blink in the montagecel. Starring in the film for German actor August Diehl: he plays a gewetensbezwaarder who in 1943 was executed by the German army because he refuses to take up arms.
Immediately a favorite for the Golden Palm is a veteran of Pedro Almodóvar. His ‘Dolor y gloria’, with Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, is already released in Spain, and a number of reviewers speak of ‘his masterpiece’ – the director of ‘Todo sobre mi madre’ want what to say.
Two long-awaited titles from the US are missing from the selection: ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ by Quentin Tarantino, and ‘Ad Astra’ by James Gray. Both films are still not ready, explained festival director Thierry Frémaux. He hopes the titles soon to add to the selection. ‘Quentin has a sprint draw,” he said. “I have the film already seen and he is great. But Quentin wants him in 35mm projection, and the assembly cost is therefore a little more time. I wish him a lot of courage.”
Those who do are on the Croisette, is Elton John: he is honored with the biopic ‘Rocketman’, which is out of competition in Cannes world premiere. The film is directed by Dexter Fletcher, the man who halfway through the regiestoel took over the role of ‘Bohemian rhapsody’.
In the 17 titles that are being published, there are only two films directed by women: ‘Portrait de la jeune fille, and feu’ by Céline Sciamma and “Little Joe” by Jessica Hausner. The film festival opens on Tuesday, may 14, with ‘The dead don’t die’ by Jim Jarmusch.
These films take part in the competition:
- The dead don’t (Jim Jarmusch)
- Dolor y Gloria (Pedro Almodovar)
- Il traditore (Marco Bellocchio)
- Nan Fang Che Zhan Ju Hui (The wild goose lake) (Diao Yinan)
- Gisaengchung (Parasite) (Bong Joon Ho)
- Le jeune Ahmed (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
- Roubaix, une lumière (Arnaud Desplechin)
- Matthias & Maxime (Xavier Dolan)
- Little Joe (Jessica Hausner)
- Sorry we missed you (Ken Loach)
- Les misérables (Ladj Ly)
- A hidden life (Terrence Malick)
- Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
- La gomera (Corneliu Porumboiu)
- Portrait de la jeune fille, and feu (Céline Sciamma)
- It must be heaven (Elia Suleiman)
- Sibyl (Justine Triet)