On Friday, the highly-anticipated Official Selections of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival were unveiled by festival organizers. This year’s slate includes a diverse range of work, including films from acclaimed filmmakers including Claire Denis and Ethan Cohn as well as premieres for Hollywood blockbusters such as ELVIS and TOP-GUN: MAVERICK. Many of Europe’s best-known filmmakers will also have their work represented at Cannes.
The 47 films in this year’s competition represent various storylines, including buzz surrounding previous Palme D’Or winners such as Cristian Mungiu and Ruben Ostlund. Indie distributor A24, flush with an injection of new investment and a $2.5B valuation, is present with multiple titles. Cannes’ favorite filmmaker David Cronenburg will premiere his latest CRIMES OF THE FUTURE, his first new feature in eight years. Russian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa will showcase his WWII documentary THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DESTRUCTION.
See also IndieWire’s excellent rundown of Cannes 2022 films in which Erik Kohn brings forth many of the storylines heading into this year’s festival, the 75th edition of the storied event.