Cannes Competition Lineup: The 19 Films Battling for the Palme d'Or

7:42 AM 4/13/2017

by Ashley Lee

Colin Farrell, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Barkhad Abdi, Tilda Swinton, Adam Sandler and Diane Kruger are among its stars.

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  • The Beguiled

    The adaptation of Thomas Cullinan's 1966 novel stars Colin Farrell as a Union soldier who charms his way into a Confederate girls boarding school. Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman are also among the cast.

  • You Were Never Really Here

    Joaquin Phoenix and Alessandro Nivola star in the adaptation of Jonathan Ames' novel, which tells how a war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong. Lynne Ramsay, who helmed We Need to Talk About Kevin, directs from her own script.

  • Wonderstruck

    Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams star in the adaptation of Brian Selznick's book, in which the story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

  • Good Time

    Barkhad Abdi, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Robert Pattinson star in the Safdie Brothers' crime drama about a bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.

  • Happy End

    Isabelle Huppert stars in the French-language drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    Starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson, the intergenerational tale follows adult siblings as they contend with the influence of their aging father, played by Dustin Hoffman. It's one of the first-ever Netflix films to screen at the fest.

  • In the Fade

    Diane Kruger stars in her first German-language feature as Katja, a woman whose life collapses after the death of husband and son in a bomb attack. After the time of mourning and injustice, here comes the time of revenge.

  • Okja

    The sci-fi fantasy film from the director of Snowpiercer centers on a girl who risks everything to prevent a company from capturing her friend, a massive hairy beast. Korea’s Ahn Seo-hyun stars alongside Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins and Paul Dano. It's one of the first-ever Netflix titles to screen at the fest.

  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    Colin Farrell reunites with the helmer of The Lobster alongside Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and Bill Camp. The psychological revenge thriller sees Farrell is on board as a successful surgeon who attempts to integrate a teenager into his family, but when the teen’s actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice. It's one of four Kidman films at the fest.

  • The Double Lover

    Jacqueline Bisset stars in the French-language film alongside Marine Vacth and Jeremie Renier. The erotic thriller centers on a fragile young woman who falls in love with her psychoanalyst, but after moving in together, she discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

  • A Gentle Creature

    The Ukrainian director's Russian-language narrative is inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story about a woman who receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked ‘return to sender.' Shocked and confused, she travels to the remote prison on a blind quest for justice.

  • Redoubtable

    The biopic-romance from the director of The Artist stars Louis Garrel as French film director Jean-Luc Godard who falls in love with 17-year old actress Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin) while shooting a movie.

  • Loveless

    The Russian director of 2014's Leviathan helms the drama centering on a couple who, while going through a divorce, must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Oleg Negin wrote the script.

  • Radiance

    Also starring Masatoshi Nagase, the Japanese-language drama centers on Misako, a passionate writer of film voiceovers for the visually impaired, who meets Masaya, an older photographer who is slowly losing his eyesight. Together, they learn to see the radiant world that was previously invisible to her eyes.

  • The Day After

    The Korean-language title stars Min-hee Kim and Hae-hyo Kwon. It follows a woman who is mistaken for the former lover of her boss by his wife.

  • 120 Battements par Minute

    The French-language drama, set in Paris in the early 1990s, follows a group of young activists who is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of saving their lives as well as the ones of future generations.

  • Rodin

    Vincent Lindon portrays the revolutionary French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the biopic, which is framed around his tumultuous relationships with fellow sculptor Camille Claudel (Izia Higelin) and with his lifelong partner Rose Beuret (Severine Caneele).

  • The Square

    The film centers on Christian, a respected contemporary art museum curator whose latest installation invites passersby to altruism, reminding them of their role as responsible fellow human beings. However, the public response to its unexpected PR campaign is overblown and sends Christian into an existential crisis.

  • Jupiter's Moon

    The latest from the filmmaker behind 2014's Un Certain Regard winner White God is a refugee drama about a young immigrant shot while illegally crossing the border into Hungary. Terrified and in shock, the wounded man finds he can now mysteriously levitate at will.