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The Complete Cannes 2015 Film Guide

The Complete Cannes 2015 Film Guide

It’s the middle of May and fans of film, international and otherwise, are in a joyous frenzy. That means that another Cannes Film Festival is upon us. So to help track all the new movies getting their first screenings in France, we’ve compiled this handy guide of every feature film playing in and out of competition. Below, you’ll also see a collection of the titles in the Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week sections.

As we do for other major festivals throughout the film calendar, we’ll be updating this list as reviews from the members of the Criticwire Network become available. At any point during the festival and afterwards, the overall grade averages are subject to change, so be sure to check back as the festivities progress. 

Happy tracking!

(Last updated: May 27th, 11:35 AM EST)

The 68th Cannes Film Festival


Dheepan,” directed by Jacques Audiard — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Measure of a Man,” directed by Stephane Brize — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Marguerite and Julien,” directed by Valerie Donzelli — Criticwire Grade Average: C

Chronic,” directed by Michel Franco — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

The Tale of Tales,” directed by Matteo Garrone — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

The Assassin,” directed by Hou Hsiao Hsien — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Mountains May Depart,” directed by Jia Zhang-Ke — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Our Little Sister,” directed by Hirokazu Kore-Eda — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Macbeth,” directed by Justin Kurzel — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

The Lobster,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Mon Roi,” directed by Maiwenn — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Mia Madre,” directed by Nanni Moretti — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Son of Saul,” directed by Laszlo Nemes — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Valley of Love,” directed by Guillaume Nicloux — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Youth,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Louder Than Bombs,” directed by Joachim Trier — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

The Sea of Trees,” directed by Gus Van Sant — Criticwire Grade Average: D

Sicario,” directed by Denis Villeneuve — Criticwire Grade Average: B

Un Certain Regard

Alias María,” directed by José Luis Rugeles Gracia

An,” directed by Naomi Kawase — Criticwire Grade Average: C-

The Chosen Ones,” directed by David Pablos

Cemetery of Splendour,” directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul — Criticwire Grade Average: A

Fly Away Solo,” directed by Neeraj Ghaywan

The Fourth Direction,” directed by Gurvinder Singh

The High Sun,” directed by Dalibor Matanic

I Am a Soldier,” directed by Laurent Larivere

Journey to the Shore,” directed by Kurosawa Kiyoshi — Criticwire Grade Average: C+

Lamb,” directed by Yared Zeleke

Madonna,” directed by Shin Suwon

Maryland,” directed by Alice Winocour — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Nahid,” directed by Ida Panahandeh

One Floor Below,” directed by Radu Muntean — Criticwire Grade Average: B

The Other Side,” directed by Roberto Minervini

Rams,” directed by Grimur Hakonarson

The Shameless,” directed by Oh Seung-Uk

Trap,” directed by Brillante Mendoza

The Treasure,” directed by Corneliu Porumboiu — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Out of Competition

Ice and the Sky,” directed by Luc Jacquet

Inside Out,” directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo del Carmen — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Irrational Man,” directed by Woody Allen — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

The Little Prince,” directed by Mark Osborne — Criticwire Grade Average: B+

Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Standing Tall,” directed by Emmanuelle Bercot — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Special Screenings

Afterthought,” directed by Elad Keidan

Amnesia,” directed by Barbet Schroeder

Asphalte,” directed by Samuel Benchetrit

Oka,” directed by Souleymane Cisse

Panama,” directed by Pavel Vuckovic

A Tale of Love and Darkness,” directed by Natalie Portman

Midnight Projections

Amy,”: directed by Asif Kapadia — Criticwire Grade Average: A

Love,” directed by Gaspar Noé — Criticwire Grade Average: B-

Office,” directed by Hong Won-Chan

Director’s Fortnight

A Perfect Day,” directed by Fernando León de Aranoa
Beyond My Grandfather Allende,” directed by Marcia Tambutti Allende
Arabian Nights,” directed by Miguel Gomes — Criticwire Grade Average: A
Dope,” directed by Rick Famuyiwa — Criticwire Grade Average: B+
The Here After,” directed by Magnus von Horn
Embrace of The Serpent,” directed by Ciro Guerra
Fatima,” directed by Philippe Faucon
Green Room,” directed by Jeremy Saulnier — Criticwire Grade Average: A-
In the Shadow of Women,” directed by Philippe Garrel — Criticwire Grade Average: B+
The Brand New Testament,” directed by Jaco Van Dormael
The Cowboys,” directed by Thomas Bidegain
Much Loved,” directed by Nabil Ayouch
Mustang,” directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Peace to Us in Our Dreams,” directed by Sharunas Bartas
Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” directed by Chloé Zhao
My Golden Days,” directed by Arnaud Desplechin — Criticwire Grade Average: A-

Critics’ Week

The Anarchists,” directed by Elie Wajeman
Two Friends,” directed by Louis Garrel
Learn by Heart,” directed by Mathieu Vadepied
Degrade,” directed by Arab and Tarzan Abunasser
Krisha,” directed by Trey Edward Shults — Criticwire Grade Average: A-
Mediterranea,” directed by Jonas Carpignano
The Wakhan Front,” directed by Clement Cogitore
Paulina,” directed by Santiago Mitre
Sleeping Giant,” directed by Andrew Cidivino — Criticwire Grade Average: B-
Land and Shade,” directed by Cesar Acevedo

Curious to see how the different slates fared at other festivals? Be sure to check out our lists from the most recent Toronto, Sundance and SXSW festivals.

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