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Cannes Film Festival Films

Competition Selection For 2019

This is the Festival's main event, and where you will find all the glamour and glory. Films in this section are referred to as being 'in competition' and compete for a variety of awards. The Holy Grail is of course the Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) for best picture, one of the most prestigious awards a film can receive anywhere.

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A Hidden Life
USA, Germany. Directed by Terrence Malick
Atlantique
Vietnam. Directed by Mati Diop
Bacurau
Brazil. Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Kleber Mendonça Filho
Frankie
France, Portugal, Belgium, USA. Directed by Ira Sachs
It Must Be Heaven
France, Canada. Directed by Elia Suleiman
Les Misérables
France. Directed by Ladj Ly
Little Joe
Austria, UK, Germany. Directed by Jessica Hausner
Matthias & Maxime
Canada. Directed by Xavier Dolan
Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo
France, Italy. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Oh Mercy!
France. Directed by Arnaud Desplechin
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
USA, UK. Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Pain & Glory
Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite
South Korea. Directed by Joon-ho Bong
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
France. Directed by Céline Sciamma
Sibyl
France. Directed by Justine Triet
Sorry We Missed You
UK, France, Belgium. Directed by Ken Loach
The Dead Don’t Die
USA. Directed by Jim Jarmusch
The Traitor
Italy, France, Brazil, Germany. Directed by Marco Bellocchio
The Whistlers
Romania, France, Germany. Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
The Wild Goose Lake
China. Directed by Yi'nan Diao
Young Ahmed
Belgium. Directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

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