The Indian documentary All That Breathes by Shaunak Sen will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival from May 17 to 28. This will be the only entrance to the country. This was announced Thursday at a press conference in Paris by the general delegate of the Festival, Thierry Fremaux. It listed the official selections. (Also read: Tom Hanks and Austin Butler star Elvis to premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022)
In a recent interview with Quint, Sen said, “We were absolutely certain that we didn’t want to make a film about air pollution. We were interested in working on the relationship between heaven and non-human life in Delhi, and its relationship with two human protagonists.”
All That Breathes follows the journey of two brothers Nadeem and Saud who work with injured black kites, the non-human victims of Delhi’s ailing ecosystem.
“When you tell the story of a family’s life and want to paint a full picture, things spill over from the outer world to the inner sanctum,” Shaunak added, referring to the cruelty inflicted on vulnerable creatures. .
Alongside Sen will be acclaimed director Ethan Coen (Jerry Lee Lewis) and Sergei Loznitsa (The Natural History of Destruction).
French director Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist) Z will open the 75th edition of the Film Festival. This will have an Out of Competition slot.
The main competition will include Crimes of the Future by Canadian author David Cronenberg, starring Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen, Holy Spider by Ali Abbasi, The Stars at Noon by Clair Denis and Armageddon Time by Festival regular James Gray. story with Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong).
From Japan, Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters), winner of the Palme d’or 2018, will present Brokers. It won’t be in Japanese, but in Korean. Also, the South Korean master Park Chan-wook will offer a thriller, Decision to Leave. Park has already won the Cannes Grand Prix (2004 for Old Boy) and the Jury Prize (2009 for Thirst).
The double Palmes d’or Jean-Pierre and Luc Daradenne (Rosetta, The Child) will arrive with Tori and Lokita. The famous American director Kelly Reichardt will present Showing Up at Cannes alongside Italian director Mario Martone’s Nostalgia and Romanian Cristian Mungiu’s RMN.
Frémaux has confirmed 47 films in this year’s official selections, including Jung-Jae Lee’s Hunt, French director Quentin Dupieux’s Smoking Makes You Cough, Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream and Ethan Coen’s Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind.
He added that a few more titles would be announced in the coming days.
Here is the full list:
“Armageddon Time”, James Gray (USA)
“Boy from Heaven”, Tarik Saleh (Sweden)
“Broker”, Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan)
“Brother and Sister” OR “Brother and Sister”, Arnaud Desplechin (France)
“Close”, Lucas Dhont (Belgium)
“Crimes of the Future”, David Cronenberg (Canada)
“Decision to leave” OR “Haeojil Gyeolsim”, Park Chan-Wook (South Korea)
“Eo” OR “Hi-Han”, Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland)
“Forever Young” OR “Les Amandiers”, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (France)
“Holy Spider”, Ali Abbasi (Iran)
“Leila’s brothers”, Saeed Roustaee (Iran)
“Nostalgia”, Mario Martone (Italy)
“RMN”, Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
“Introduce”, Kelly Reichardt (USA)
“Stars at noon”, Claire Denis (France)
“Tchaikovsky’s wife”, Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia)
“Tori and Lokita”, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne (Belgium)
“Triangle of sadness”, Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
IN SOME PERSPECTIVE
“All the People I’ll Never Be” OR “Back to Seoul”, Davy Chou (Cambodia)
“Beast”, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (USA)
“Burning Days”, Emin Alper (Turkey)
“Butterfly vision”, Maksim Nakonechnyi (Ukraine)
“Corsage”, Marie Kruetzer (Austria)
“Domingo and the mist”, Ariel Escalante Meza (Costa Rica)
“Godland”, Hlynur Pálmason (Iceland)
“Joyland”, Saim Sadiq (Pakistan)
“Metronom”, Alexandru Belc (Romania)
“Plan 75”, Hayakawa Chie (Japan)
“Rodeo”, Lola Quivoron (France)
“Sick of myself”, Kristoffer Borgli (Norway)
“The silent twins”, Agnieszka Smocynska (Poland)
“The Stranger”, Thomas M. Wright (Australia)
“The Worst” OR “Les Pires”, Lise Akora and Romane Gueret (France)
OUT OF COMPETITION
“Elvis”, Baz Luhrmann (USA-Australia)
“Final Cut” OR “Z (Comme Z)”, Michel Hazanvicius (France) – OPENING
“Masquerade”, Nicolas Bedos (France)
“November”, Cédric Jimenez (France)
“Three thousand years of nostalgia”, George Miller (Australia)
“Top Gun: Maverick”, Joseph Kosinski (USA)
“Smoking makes you cough”, Quentin Dupieux (France)
“Hunt”, Lee Jung-Jae (South Korea)
“Moonage Daydream”, Brett Morgen (USA)
“All that breathes”, Shaunak Sen (India)
“The natural history of destruction”, Sergei Loznitsa (Ukraine)
“Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind”, Ethan Coen (USA)
“Dodo”, Panos H. Koutras (Greece)
“Irma Vep”, Olivier Assayas (France)
“Nightfall”, Marco Bellocchio (Italy)
“Our Brothers”, Rachid Bouchareb (France)