Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes ‘Rocketman’ and Films by 13 Women

Cannes: 2019 Lineup Includes ‘Rocketman’ and Films by 13 Women
The 72nd Cannes Film Festival has announced its lineup, unveiling an official selection that includes 13 female filmmakers, a number of genre movies, more American titles than last year and an opportunity for Elton John to make a star turn on the Croisette.

Twelve of the 47 films announced Thursday are directed by women (one was co-directed by two women), with four of those titles chosen to compete for the prestigious Palme d’Or. The U.S. will be represented by the likes of Terrence Malick (with his German-language wartime drama “A Hidden Life”), Ira Sachs (who unveils Portugal-set Isabelle Huppert starrer “Frankie”), and director Jim Jarmusch, whose zombie satire “The Dead Don’t Die” was previously announced as the opening night film. And the biggest star to walk the red carpet will likely be rock superstar John, whose early career is immortalized in British director Dexter Fletcher’s “Rocketman” – described as
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