The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival has kicked off and you can follow along with all our coverage by clicking right here. The jury, led by Joel and Ethan Coen, whose members include Jake Gyllenhaal, Sophie Marceau, Guillermo del Toro, Xavier Dolan, Sienna Miller and more, are in place and most of the key films have yet to be unveiled. But Cannes has given us a little taste of what’s to come. In the opening ceremony video (which you can see below), hosted by Master of Ceremony, French actor Lambert Wilson, clips from almost all the competing films have been revealed.
They give us a glimpse at coveted titles like Denis Villeneuve‘s crime drama “Sicario” with Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Emily Blunt in the lead roles, Gus Van Sant‘s “Sea of Trees,” which stars Matthew McConaughey (you can see a full clip here), Todd Haynes‘ lesbian love story “Carol” starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (you can see that full clip here) and the first footage of “Macbeth” with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard (watch it here).
Other notable first looks include brief clips from Yorgos Lanthimos’ weirdo sci-fi romance/comedy “The Lobster” starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan,” Gaspar Noe’s 3D love/sex tale “Love,” and Joaquin Phoenix and Parker Posey in the first clip from Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man.” We’re sure that extended versions of each will eventually be seen, but if you can’t wait, take a quick peek at the first footage of most of these movies. Clips begin at the 22:00 mark. Watch below.