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‘Great Freedom’ (‘Grosse Freiheit’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Rising star Franz Rogowski plays a gay German repeatedly arrested for "deviant practices" in the decades following World War II in Sebastian Meise's intense prison drama.

Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth in Mia Hansen-Løve’s ‘Bergman Island’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The actors star along with Mia Wasikowska in a movie about screenwriters navigating crises of love and career on the island made famous by Ingmar Bergman.

‘The Divide’ (‘La Fracture’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Catherine Corsini's new film stars Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Pio Marmaï as two patients stuck inside a Paris hospital as the city erupts into mayhem.

‘Evolution’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The husband-and-wife team behind 'Pieces of a Woman' draw on their personal family history for this time-jumping drama about the deep scars left behind by the Holocaust.

‘Three Floors’ (‘Tre Piani’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Margherita Buy, Alba Rohrwacher and Riccardo Scamarcio play characters living in the same condo in Nanni Moretti's alternating dramas about ordinary people.

Sean Penn’s ‘Flag Day’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The director-star appears opposite his daughter Dylan Penn in this adaptation of Jennifer Vogel's memoir about her conflicted love for her counterfeiter father.

‘Compartment No. 6’ (‘Hytti Nro 6’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen follows his Cannes award-winning debut, 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki,' with this Arctic road movie about human connection.

‘House Arrest’ (‘Delo’): Film Review | Cannes 2021

Director Aleksey German Jr. and actor Merab Ninidze team up once again for this timely portrait of a man persecuted by the Russian state for a crime he didn't commit.

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Benedetta’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The provocateur returns to competition with this French-language drama, based on a true story about a 17th-century nun who was chastised for her religious visions and lesbian affairs.

‘A Chiara’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Jonas Carpignano completes his trilogy about a Calabrian town where African refugees, the Romani community and the local mafia exist side by side, this time making his protagonist a teenage girl.

Matt Damon in Tom McCarthy’s ‘Stillwater’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

The star plays an Oklahoma oil worker who travels to Marseille to help Abigail Breslin as his imprisoned daughter in this cross-cultural drama.

‘The Worst Person in the World’: Film Review | Cannes 2021

Norwegian writer-director Joachim Trier ('Oslo, August 31st') premiered his fifth feature, chronicling the life of a 30-year-old woman who can't seem to make up her mind, in competition.