The Cannes Film Festival is imminently approaching with opening night kicking off in just three weeks. While Cannes had already announced the majority of their lineup last week, today they’ve added some additions to the selection lineup. The biggest addition is “The Salesman,” the new film from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, which will premiere in competition. His last film “The Past” was nominated for the 2013 Palme d’Or and won that year’s Prize of the Ecumenical Jury. Farhadi won great acclaim with his 2011 film “A Separation,” about the complex legal battle that arises after a man hires a lower-class worker to take care of his elderly father afflicted by Alzheimer’s, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay.
Other additions include a Midnight Screening of Jean-François Richet’s “Blood Father” starring Mel Gibson, Mohamed Diab’s “Clash” and David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water” to the Un Certain Regard section, and three Special Screening additions: Jonathan Littell’s “Wrong Elements,” Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet’s “La forêt de Quinconces,” and Karim Dridi’s “Chouf.”
The Cannes Film Festival takes place between May 11 and May 22nd.