20 MEDIA-funded films join Cannes 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 17 to 28 May with 20 Creative Europe-backed films screening as part of the official selection. They are:

In Competition

  • Happy End – a French drama by Michael Haneke set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.
  • Rodin – a drama by Jacques Doillon about the famous French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his relationship with Camille Claudel, a woman desperate to become his assistant.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer - Yorgos Lanthimos's psychological thriller-horror based around a teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family which takes an unexpected turn.
  • Ismael's Ghosts - a filmmaker's life is sent into chaos when a former lover returns just as he is about to shoot a new film.
  • Le Redoutable - during the making of one of his films, French film director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with 17 year old actress Anne Wiazemsky.
  • A Gentle Creature - inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment.
  • Jupiter's Moon - a Hungarian drama that tells the story of a young immigrant who is shot down while illegally crossing the border and subsequently finds himself able to levitate at will.
  • The Square - a Swedish drama based people gathering at city square, where there are no rules.

Un Certain Regard

  • Western
  • Barbara
  • Waiting for the Swallows 
  • Apres la guerre (Dopo la Guerra) 
  • The Summit (La Cordillera) 
  • Demons in Paradise
  • Becoming Cary Grant 

Directors Fortnight

  • The Intruder (L'Intrusa)
  • Otez-moi d'un doute
  • Nothingwood

Semaine de la Critique 

  • Los perros
  • Sicilian Ghost Story 

Image: Rodin, by Jacques Doillon, is supported through the Automatic distribution scheme.