10 Must-See Films At the Cannes Film Festival 2019
The Cannes film festival is almost here. To make things a little easier for the people visiting the biggest festival on the planet, I have listed 10 Must See Films at Cannes 2019:
1. The Dead Don’t Die | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Country: USA
The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane, Austin Butler, Luka Sabbat, and Tom Waits. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
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2. Pain and Glory | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Country: Spain
Pain and Glory tells of a series of reencounters experienced by Salvador Mallo, a film director in his physical decline. Some of them in the flesh, others remembered: his childhood in the 60s, when he emigrated with his parents to a village in Valencia in search of prosperity, the first desire, his first adult love in the Madrid of the 80s, the pain of the breakup of that love while it was still alive and intense, writing as the only therapy to forget the unforgettable, the early discovery of cinema, and the void, the infinite void that creates the incapacity to keep on making films. Pain and Glory talks about creation, about the difficulty of separating it from one’s own life and about the passions that give it meaning and hope. In recovering his past, Salvador finds the urgent need to recount it, and in that need he also finds his salvation.
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3. Parasite | Director: Bong Joon-ho | Country: South Korea
Penned by Bong, Parasite is a peculiar tale about two families who are worlds apart yet somewhat alike, portraying a striking reality of the world we live in. The film, which just wrapped production, also stars Lee Sun-Kyun (A Hard Day, Our Sunhi), Cho Yeo-Jeong (Obsessed), Choi Woo-Shik (Okja, Train to Busan), Park So-Dam (The Priests), and Chang Hyae-Jin (Poetry).
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4. Young Ahmed | Director: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne | Country: France, Belgium
In Belgium, today, the destiny of young Ahmed, 13, caught between his imam’s ideals of purity and life’s temptations. How can love of life win out over his desire to put someone to death?
5. Matthias & Maxime | Director: Xavier Dolan | Country: Canada
Dolan’s latest film is a close, intimate portrait of friendship. An investigation of twenty-somethings.
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6. A Hidden Life | Director: Terrence Malick | Country: USA, Germany
Based on real events, A HIDDEN LIFE is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fanni and children that keeps his spirit alive.
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7. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Country: USA
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film is a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor…Sharon Tate.
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8. Sorry We Missed You | Director: Ken Loach | Country: United Kingdom
The film follows a delivery driver and his carer wife who are pushed to breaking point as they struggle to keep their family afloat in a world of zero-hour contracts and gig work.
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9. The Lighthouse | Director: Robert Eggers | Country: USA
The latest film from the director’s of the terrifying horror film The VVitch.
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10. Family Romance, LLC | Director: Werner Herzog | Country: Japan
Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve-year-old girl.