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The 2019 IndieWire Cannes Bible: Every Review, Interview, and News Item Posted During the Festival

The international film festival circuit's starriest event begins May 14 and runs through May 25.

Palais des FestivalsPreparations, 71st Cannes Film Festival, France - 08 May 2018

The Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival



2019 Cannes Film Festival Lineup: Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, Almodóvar Compete for Palme d’Or

2019 Cannes Critics’ Week Lineup Revealed, Including Jesse Eisenberg in ‘Vivarium’

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight 2019 Lineup Includes Robert Pattinson’s ‘Lighthouse,’ Guadagnino Short Film

Cannes Classics 2019: Alfonso Cuarón to Present ‘The Shining’ in 4K

Pre-Festival Announcements and News

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Not Ready for Cannes Yet, But There’s Still Hope

Nicolas Winding Refn Will Deliver Cannes Masterclass on Working in Film and TV — Exclusive

Cannes Jury Announced: Elle Fanning, Yorgos Lanthimos, Kelly Reichardt Join Iñárritu

Quentin Tarantino to Compete for Cannes Palme d’Or With ‘Hollywood,’ 25 Years After ‘Pulp Fiction’

Pre-Festival Analysis

20 Shocks and Surprises From the 2019 Cannes Lineup, From Werner Herzog to Xavier Dolan

Cannes 2019: One Year After Gender Parity Pledge, Female-Directed Competition Titles See Small Increase

Potential Oscar Contenders of Cannes 2019 Include ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ and Isabelle Huppert

Film Reviews

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Jim Jarmusch’s Sluggish Zombie Comedy Targets Trump — Cannes

Jean Dujardin Is a Psychopath Making Snuff Films in Quentin Dupieux’s Nutty ‘Deerskin’ — Cannes Review

‘Bull’ Review: ‘The Rider’ Meets ‘The Wrestler’ in Striking Portrait of Black Rodeos — Cannes

‘Bacurau’ Review: ‘Seven Samurai’ Meets ‘Hostel’ in Delirious Brazilian Western — Cannes

‘Les Misérables’ Review: Director Ladj Ly Sets Fire to Modern Paris in Kinetic Debut

‘The Climb’ Review: A Brilliant Reinvention of the Buddy Comedy — Cannes

‘Rocketman’ Review: Elton John Biopic Is a Cheesy Jukebox Musical

‘Sorry We Missed You’ Review: Ken Loach Delivers Another Working-Class Tearjerker — Cannes

‘Beanpole’ Review: A Brutal and Achingly Beautiful Drama About Post-War Trauma — Cannes

‘Atlantics’ Review: Mati Diop’s Dazzling Ghost Story About the Refugee Crisis — Cannes

‘The Staggering Girl’ Review: Luca Guadagnino’s Star-Studded Love Letter to Valentino Wears Thin

‘Diego Maradona’ Review: A Gripping Saga of Soccer Legend’s Fall From Grace — Cannes

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Review: Céline Sciamma Unveils a Painterly Masterpiece — Cannes

A Hidden Life’ Review: Terrence Malick’s Best Movie Since ‘The Tree of Life’ — Cannes

Gaspar Noe’s Psychedelic Mockumentary ‘Lux Æterna’ Might Give You Seizures — Cannes Review

‘The Lighthouse’ Review: Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe Are Nautical Madmen in Gripping Psychodrama

‘Zombi Child’ Review: Bertrand Bonello Proves that the Past Is Undead — Cannes

‘The Whistlers’ Review: A Delightful Romanian Twist on ‘Ocean’s 11’ — Cannes

‘The Best Years of a Life’ Review: A Corny Sequel to ‘A Man and a Woman’ — Cannes

‘The Wild Goose Lake’ Review: Diao Yinan Delivers a Ravishing but Unfocused Chinese Noir

Martin Scorsese-Produced Trans Drama ‘Port Authority’ Is Quietly Progressive — Cannes Review

Nicolas Winding Refn Brings Gun-Toting Rapists and an All-Night Car Chase to Cannes With Amazon Series

‘First Love’ Review: Takashi Miike Delivers a Violently Hilarious Yakuza Romp

‘Little Joe’ Review: A Horror Film that Dangerously Compares Antidepressants to an Alien Invasion — Cannes

‘Tommaso’ Review: Willem Dafoe Stars in Abel Ferrara’s Microbudget ‘Birdman’ — Cannes

‘Frankie’ Review: Isabelle Huppert Delivers Her Most Vulnerable Performance Ever

‘Young Ahmed’ Review: Dardenne Brothers Deliver a Suspenseful Terrorist Coming-of-Age Tale


Isabelle Huppert Says Her Performance in Cannes-Bound ‘Frankie’ Is Different than Anything She’s Done Before

Cannes’ Thierry Fremaux on Quentin Tarantino, Netflix, and the Future of Cinema

Bruno Dumont Explains Why His Cannes-Bound Medieval Saga ‘Joan of Arc’ Is Nothing Like ‘Game of Thrones’

Cannes Artistic Advisor Stephanie Lamome: ‘We Never Have a Discussion About a Filmmaker’s Gender’

Bill Murray Says He’s Ready to Do Another ‘Ghostbusters’: ‘It Paid For My Son’s College’

Dexter Fletcher Says ‘Rocketman’ Is the R-Rated Musical ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Couldn’t Be

‘The Lighthouse’ Ignites Cannes, Along With Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe Oscar Talk

Asif Kapadia Says ‘Diego Maradona’ Is Bigger Than ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’ Combined

Five Things Tilda Swinton Loves About Cannes


Cannes: Meet the Directors Competing for the Palme d’Or in 2019

Cannes 2019: 15 Most Anticipated Films At This Year’s Festival

Cannes 2019: Meet the 15 Female Filmmakers Premiering Films at the Festival

Cannes Has Plenty of Titles for Sale, But Fewer of the Ones That Buyers Want

Cannes Cinematography Survey: Here’s the Cameras and Lenses Used to Shoot 54 Films

The 20 Craziest Movie Posters at Cannes 2019

Cannes 2019 Palme d’Or Contenders: Here’s a Look at the Likely Winners

20 Cinematographers You Should Know at Cannes 2019


Cannes 2019: Why This Year’s Lineup Holds a Lot of Potential — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

Tarantino at Cannes: What the Auteur’s Arrival in Competition Says About ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Cannes 2019: Why Elton John Wasn’t the Only Big Story at the Start of the Festival

Press Conferences, Panels, and Events

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Cannes Jury President: ‘I Don’t Like to Judge Films. I Like to Be Impregnated by Them’

Selena Gomez Says Social Media Is ‘Terrible’ For Younger Generations

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch Confronts the End of the World Amid Faint Praise for His ‘The Dead Don’t Die’

Taron Egerton Reacts to Crying After ‘Rocketman’ Cannes Premiere and Going Viral

Elton John’s ‘Rocketman’ Rocks Cannes and Embarks on Its Road to Awards

‘Rocketman’ Takes Off at Cannes With Huge Standing Ovation for Taron Egerton, Positive First Reactions

Miles Teller: Nicolas Winding Refn ‘Lost His Mind’ Making TV Series ‘Too Old To Die Young’ — Cannes

Nicolas Winding Refn on His Alejandro Jodorowsky-Endorsed Move to Streaming: ‘This Is the Future’

Festival News, Clips, Trailers, Posters, and More

‘Sick, Sick, Sick’ Teaser: Obsessive Love Reigns Supreme in Alice Furtado’s Cannes Feature Debut — Exclusive

‘And Then We Danced’ Trailer: First Look at Georgian Gay Dance Romance Ahead of Cannes Debut

‘Family Romance, LLC’ Trailer: Werner Herzog’s Secretive Japan Project Is Here

‘For Sama’ Trailer: Syria’s Ongoing Conflict Gets a Female Face

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Official Trailer: Jim Jarmusch’s Wild, Star-Studded Zombie Romp Opens Cannes

Cannes: ‘Frankie’ Filmmaker Ira Sachs Introduces His Sprawling Family Dramedy Cast

Quentin Tarantino Writes Open Letter Asking Cannes Not to Reveal ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Spoilers

A Hidden Life’ First Reactions: A Return to Form for Terrence Malick

Xavier Dolan Hails ‘Magnificent’ Cannes Competitor ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’: A ‘Powerful Piece of Cinema’


Cannes: Sony Pictures Classics Takes Ira Sachs’ Isabelle Huppert-Starring ‘Frankie’ in First Festival Deal

HBO Lands Asif Kapadia’s Hot Cannes Documentary ‘Diego Maradona’

Amazon Studios Acquires Ladj Ly’s ‘Les Misérables’ — Cannes

With Fox Searchlight Behind It, Terrence Malick’s ‘A Hidden Life’ Could Go Far

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