Cannes Interest List 2017

by Col Needham | last updated - 3 weeks ago

These are the films which I am most excited about seeing at The Cannes Film Festival 2017. After the opening night film, the list is in alphabetical order by English title. I always try to catch all the films in the main competition.

Cannes is a wonderful festival with so many films to see and so many things happening. I will not make it to all of these but I will certainly try to catch as many as possible!

The ones I see will be moved to my Cannes Film Festival 2017 list.

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1. Las hijas de Abril (2017)

103 min | Drama

6.8
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60 Metascore

Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi

Votes: 460

2. Barbara (I) (2017)

98 min | Biography

6.4
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60 Metascore

A director wants to make a biopic about the female singer Barbara.

Director: Mathieu Amalric | Stars: Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Vincent Peirani, Aurore Clément

Votes: 211

3. D'après une histoire vraie (I) (2017)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

4.2
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43 Metascore

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Eva Green, Emmanuelle Seigner, Damien Bonnard, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 172

4. Aala Kaf Ifrit (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Khaled Walid Barsaoui, Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mohamed Akkari, Chedly Arfaoui, Anissa Daoud, Mariam Al Ferjani

Votes: 42

5. Mugen no jûnin (2017)

R | 140 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara

Votes: 449

6. La caméra de Claire (2017)

69 min | Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

About a part time high school teacher and writer.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Shahira Fahmy, Jang Mi Hee, Mi-hie Jang

Votes: 81

7. Geu-hu (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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67 Metascore

The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yunhee Cho, Ki Joabang, Min-hee Kim, Sae-byeok Kim

Votes: 328

8. Krotkaya (2017)

143 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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82 Metascore

A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.

Director: Sergei Loznitsa | Stars: Vasilina Makovtseva, Liya Akhedzhakova, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin

Votes: 267

9. Lerd (2017)

117 min | Drama

7.6
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A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society. You are the suppressed, or you have to join the suppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 194

10. Nos années folles (2017)

103 min | Drama

5.8
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The true story of Paul who, after two years at the front, is mutilated and deserted. To hide it, his wife Louise disguised it as a woman. In the Paris of the Roaring Twenties, he became ... See full summary »

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Céline Sallette, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Michel Fau

Votes: 53

11. Good Time (2017)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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80 Metascore

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island, all in one night.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taliah Webster

Votes: 3,690 | Gross: $0.36M

12. Aus dem Nichts (2017)

106 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin

Votes: 446

13. Jeune femme (2017)

97 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

Broke, with nothing but her cat and doors closing in her face, Paula is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for ... See full summary »

Director: Léonor Serraille | Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly

Votes: 159

14. L'amant double (2017)

107 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.6
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64 Metascore

Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Jérémie Renier, Jacqueline Bisset, Myriam Boyer

Votes: 1,263

15. Out (III) (2017)

88 min | Drama

6.5
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OUT is an odyssey about 50 year old family man Agoston wandering through East Europe. After loosing his lifelong job in a power plant of small Slovak village Agoston takes the shady but ... See full summary »

Director: György Kristóf | Stars: Sándor Terhes, Éva Bandor, Judit Bárdos, Ieva Norvele

Votes: 62

16. Faces Places (2017)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

8.2
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94 Metascore

Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors: JR, Agnès Varda | Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, JR, Laurent Levesque, Agnès Varda

Votes: 374

17. L'atelier (2017)

113 min | Drama

6.8
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Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean, Mamadou Doumbia

Votes: 46

18. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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88 Metascore

A missing teenage girl. A brutal and tormented enforcer on a rescue mission. Corrupt power and vengeance unleash a storm of violence that may lead to his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola, Alex Manette

Votes: 256