Cannes line-up includes previous winners and other familiar faces

As Cannes hopes to return to normal, after two years disrupted by the pandemic, the organisers have announced a line-up bursting with previous winners and other directors who’ve featured at previous festivals.

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund demonstrating where to find your “Triangle of Sadness” at a recent Cannes film market.

The most recent Palme d’Or winner to be returning to the Croisette is Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, who’s premiering his new film Broker this year. Sweden’s Ruben Östlund – who won the top prize with The Square in 2017, will be back with his English-language debut, the BBC and BFI-backed Triangle of Sadness.

Two-time Palme d’Or winners, the Belgian Dardenne Brothers – Luc and Jean-Pierre – will be back to launch their new film Tori And Lokita. And Romania’s Cristian Mungiu’s new film, RMN, will be taking a bow in this year’s competition.

The veteran American director David Cronenberg returns with Crimes of the Future – his sixth film to contest the Palme d’Or, after Crash, Spider, A History of Violence, Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars.

Another American regular, James Gray, will be back on the Croisette for the fifth time, Armageddon Time, after failing to win the top prize with The Yards, We Own The Night, Two Lovers or The Immigrant.

South Korea’s Park Chan-Wook won the Grand Jury Prize for Old Boy and the Jury Prize for Thirst. The Handmaiden was also in competition and now he’s back with Decision To Leave.

Lukas Dhont, whose Girl won him Best First Film in Cannes and London, is back on the Croisette with Close.

Other contenders for the top prize include Lukas Dhont, whose Un Certain Regard sidebar entry Girl earned him the Best First Film prize at Cannes in 2018. This year, he’s been elevated to the main competition for Close.

Claire Denis – who first contested the Palme d’Or with Chocolat in 1988 – is back with Stars At Noon and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s French-language The Almond Tree will also be in the competition for the first time since 2013.

The director of The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius is opening the festival, out of competition, with Z. Other high profile selections, screening outside the competition including Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, Elvis, and Mad Max director George Miller’s Three Thousand Years of Longing. And one of the hottest tickets of the festival will be the long-awaited Top Gun sequel, Maverick.

UPDATED 21st April 2022: A week on from the original announcement, organisers have added another 17 titles to the line-up, across the various sections of the festival. Below is the updated full list of films to be screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival:

Official Selection 2022


  • Eo, Jerzy Skolimowski
  • Tchaïkovski’s Wife, Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Boy From Heaven, Tarik Saleh
  • Leila’s Brothers, Saeed Roustaee
  • Showing Up, Kelly Reichardt
  • Decision To Leave, Park Chan-Wook
  • Triangle Of Sadness, Ruben Östlund
  • RMN, Cristian Mungiu
  • Nostalgia, Mario Martone
  • Broker, Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Armageddon Time, James Gray
  • Close, Lukas Dhont
  • Frère Et Sœur, Arnaud Desplechin
  • Stars At Noon, Claire Denis
  • Tori And Lokita, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Crimes Of The Future, David Cronenberg
  • Les Amandiers, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • Holy Spider, Ali Abbasi
  • Le Otto Montagne, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen
  • Un Petit Frère, Léonor Serraille
  • Tourment Sur Îles, Albert Serra

Out Of Competition

  • Z, Michel Hazanavicius (Opening film)
  • Masquerade, Nicolas Bedos
  • Three Thousand Years Of Longing, George Miller
  • Novembre, Cédric Jimenez
  • Elvis, Baz Luhrmann
  • Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski
  • L’Innocent, Louis Garrel

Midnight Screening

  • Hunt, Lee Jung-Jae
  • Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgen
  • Fumer Fait Tousser, Quentin Dupieux
  • Rebel, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

Cannes Premiere

  • Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas
  • Dodo, Panos H. Koutras
  • Nightfall, Marco Bellocchio
  • Nos Frangins, Rachid Bouchareb
  • Don Juan, Serge Bozon
  • La Nuit du 12, Dominik Moll,
  • Chronique d’une Liaison Passagère, Emmanuel Mouret

Special Screenings

  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble In Mind, Ethan Coen
  • The Natural History Of Destruction, Sergei Loznitsa
  • All That Breathes, Shaunak Sen
  • Mi Pais Imaginario, Patricio Guzmán
  • The Vagabonds, Doroteya Droumeva
  • Riposte Féministe, Marie Perennès, Simon Depardon (first film)
  • Restos Do Vento, Tiago Guedes
  • Le Petit Nicolas Qu’est-ce Qu’on Attend Pour Être Heureux? Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre (first film)

Un Certain Regard

  • The Silent Twins, Agnieszka Smocynska
  • The Stranger, Thomas M Wright
  • Joyland, Saim Sadiq (first film)
  • Rodeo, Lola Quivoron (first film)
  • Godland, Hlynur Pálmason
  • Butterfly Vision, Maksim Nakonechnyi (first film)
  • Corsage, Marie Kreutzer
  • Beast, Riley Keough and Gina Gammell (first film)
  • Plan 75, Hayakawa Chie (first film)
  • Domingo And The Mist, Ariel Escalante Meza
  • Sick Of Myself, Kristoffer Borgli
  • All The People I’ll Never Be, Davy Chou
  • Metronom, Alexandru Belc (first film)
  • Burning Days, Emin Alper
  • Les Pires, Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret (first film)
  • Plus Que Jamais, Emily Atef
  • Mediterranean Fever, Maha Haj
  • Le Blue Du Caftan, Maryam Touzani
  • Harka, Lotfy Nathan (first film)