The Cannes Film Festival Official Lineup was live streamed Thursday morning, May 13th, 2017 with 18 films in Competition. Of the total films selected 12 are directed by women. Highlights include: two films starring actress Nicole Kidman, and a special screening of two episodes of Director Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” also starring Nicole Kidman. But the festival isn’t just about Nicole Kidman. Below is a list of who else will be gracing the Red Carpet with their films.


Opening Night Film:
“Barbara” directed by Mathieu Amalric

Film in Competition:

“The Day After” directed by Hong Sangsoo

“Loveless” directed by Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev. The film is about a couple going through a bitter divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their arguments.

“Good Time” directed by Benny Safdie & Josh Safdie stars Jennifer Jason-Leigh and Robert Pattinson. The film is about a bank robber who can’t avoid those who are looking for him.

“You Were Never Really Here” directed by Lynne Ramsay stars Joaquin Phoenix. The film is about a war veteran’s attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring when something goes horribly wrong.

“Jupiter’s Moon” directed by Kornél Mandruczo

“L’amant Double” directed by François Ozon

The Killing of a Sacred Deer” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Alicia Silverstone. The story is of a teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family takes an unexpected turn.

“A Gentle Creature” is by Ukrainian Director Sergei Loznitsa.

“Radiance” directed by Naomi Kawase is a Japanese film.

“Wonderstruck” directed by Todd Haynes stars Julianne Moore, and Michelle Williams.

“Happy End” directed by Michael Haneke stars French actress Isabelle Huppert.

“In the Fade” directed by Fatih Akin stars Diane Kruger is a German film.

“Rodin” directed by Jacques Doillon is a French film.

“The Beguiled” directed by Sofia Coppola stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Colin Farrell. The film is based in a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.

“Le Redoutable” directed by Michel Hazanavicius

“Okja” directed by Bong Joon-Ho, stars Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal. This film is produced by Netflix, a first for a premiere in-competition film.

“120 Battements Par Minute” directed by Robin Campillo is a french film about a virus. The film is set in Paris in the early 1990’s where a group of young activists are desperately trying 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.

“The Meyerowitz Stories” directed by Noah Baumbach, stars Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller, and Adam Sandler. The story is about an estranged family who  gather together in NYC to celebrate the artistic work of their father.

Un Certain Regard:

“April’s Daughter” directed by Michel Franco

“Lucky” directed by Sergio Castellitto. The story is of a young Italian mother played by Jasmine Trinca, with a failed marriage behind her, who fights daily for her dream to open a hair salon, challenging her fate in an effort to free herself and gain independence and right to happiness.

“Jeune Femme” directed by Léonor Serraille

“Western” directed by Valeska Grisebach is a Bulgarian film.

“Wind River” directed by Taylor Sheridan stars Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal, Jermey Renner. The film is about an investigation on an Indian reservation. This is Sheridan’s debut as a Director. He was in Cannes in 2015 for the Red Carpet premiere of “Sicario” which he wrote.

“Directions” directed by Stephan Komandarev

“After the War” directed by Annarita Zambrano is a political film about refugees.

“Dregs” directed by Mohammad Rasoulof

“Out” by Gyorgy Kristof

“The Nature of Time” directed by Karim Moussaoui

“Before We Vanish” directed by Kuroswa Kiyoshi is an Algerian film.

“L’atelier” by Laurent Cantet

“Beauty and the Dogs” by Kaouther Ben Hania

Out of Competition

“Blade of the Immortal” directed by by Takashi Miike

“How to Talk to Girls At Parties” directed by John Cameron Mitchell also stars Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning.

“Visages, Villages” directed by Agnès Varda

Special Screenings by Director David Lynch and his reboot of “Twin Peaks”. Two episodes of this cult following TV series will screen. And Former US Vice President Al Gore is back with his documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel, Truth to Power”. Documentary “See of Sorrow” directed by UK actress Vanessa Redgrave is about refugees.

There will be three Midnight Screenings. Two Korean deceptive stories and  “A Prayer Before Dawn” based on true events of the life of  Billy Moore who survived a Thailand jail by becoming a Muay Thai boxing champ.

This year is the 70th Anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The festival runs May 17 through 28th 2017.

Actress, Producer, Writer Jennifer Niejadlik shown below.



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