Cannes Adds Six Films to Official Selection

'White God' director Kornel Mundruczo

One movie joins the Un Certain Regard competition, with five other films, including Andre Techine's "In the Name of My Daughter" and Pablo Fendrik's "El Ardor," screening out of competition.

Cannes is adding to its official slate, announcing one new competition film in the Un Certain Regard section today, with five additional films unspooling out of competition.

They include French directing legend Andre Techine’s In the Name of My Daughter, starring Guillaume Canet, Catherine Deneuve and Adele Haenel, which will screen out of competition.

Kornel Mundruczo’s White God will compete in the Un Certain Regard section.

Pablo Fendrik’s El Ardor, starring main competition jury member Gael Garcia Bernal, will also receive a special screening, out of competition.

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Documentary Of Men and War by Laurent Becue-Renard, The Owners by Adilkhan Yerzhanov, and Geronimo by Tony Gatlif will also be given special screenings.

Following the announcement of the official slate earlier this month, Cannes film festival head Thierry Fremaux told The Hollywood Reporter that he had decided on a slimmer schedule because the festival would be cut short one day due to European elections.

However, he hinted at additions to the official program. "It’s not decided that it is just 18. We may add one more, but we have one day less this year," he said. "We may add a film, but I’m not sure if it will be ready." After today's additions, there is speculation that the festival could still add one more to the official competition lineup.