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CANNES 2024 LINEUP: Schrader, Cronenberg, Audiard, and Arnold Among the Main Competition

2024 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled the first slate of films for its 77th edition across many sections, from the Competition to Un Certain Regard. It will be held from May 14 through 25. Ahead of the announcement, a few titles were confirmed to be making their world premieres on the Croisette, including Francis Ford Coppola’s epic Megalopolis, which will play in competition.

Other prolific directors, alongside Coppola, will be bringing their new works to the festival: Yorgos Lanthimos, Jacques Audiard, Sean Baker, Paul Schrader, David Cronenberg, Jia Zhangke, Paolo Sorrentino, Ali Abbasi, and more.

Opening the festival is Quentin Dupieux’s comedy The Second Act, which will play out of competition. It stars Léa Seydouz, Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel, and Raphaël Quenard.

As previously announced, Greta Gerwig serves as president of the Competition jury.

Check out the first slate of films below.


The Second Act (dir. Quentin Dupieux; Out of Competition)


Megalopolis (dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
The Apprentice (dir. Ali Abbasi)
Motel Destino (dir. Karim Aïnouz)
Bird (dir. Andrea Arnold)
Emilia Perez (dir. Jacques Audiard)
Anora (dir. Sean Baker)
The Shrouds (dir. David Cronenberg)
The Substance (dir. Coralie Fargeat)
Grand Tour (dir. Miguel Gomes)
Marcello Mio (dir. Christophe Honoré)
Caught by the Tides (dir. Jia Zhangke)
All We Imagine as Light (dir. Payal Kapadia)
Kinds of Kindness (dir. Yorgos Lanthimos)
Beating Hearts (dir. Gilles Lellouche)
Wild Diamond (dir. Agathe Riedinger)
Oh, Canada (dir. Paul Schrader)
Limonov (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Parthenope (dir. Paolo Sorrentino)
The Girl with the Needle (dir. Magnus von Horn)


The Shameless (dir. Konstantin Bojanov)
Norah (dir. Tawfik Alzaidi)
Le Royaume (dir. Julien Colonna)
Vingt Dieux (dir. Louise Courvoisier)
Le Proces du Chien (dir. Laetitia Dosch)
The Village Next to Paradise (dir. Mo Harawe)
Black Dog (dir. Guan Hu)
September Says (dir. Ariane Labed)
The Damned (dir. Roberto Minervini)
L’Histoire de Souleymane (dir. Boris Lojkine)
On Becoming a Guinea Fowl (dir. Rungano Nyoni)
My Sunshine (dir. Hiroshi Okuyama)
Viet and Nam (dir. Minh Quý Trương)
Santosh (dir. Sandhya Suri)


Furiosa (dir. George Miller)
Horizon: An America Saga (dir. Kevin Costner)
She’s Got No Name (dir. Peter Ho-sun Chan)
Rumours (dir. Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson)


La Belle de Gaza (dir. Yolande Zauberman)
Apprendre (dir. Claire Simon)
The Invasion (dir. Sergei Loznitsa)
Ernest Cole, Lost and Found (dir. Raoul Peck)
Le Fil (dir. Daniel Auteuil)


Miséricorde (dir. Alain Guiraudie)
C’est Pas Moi (dir. Leos Carax)
Everybody Loves Touda (dir. Nabil Ayouch)
The Marching Band (dir. Emmanuel Courcol)
Rendez-Vous Avec Pol Pot (dir. Rithy Panh)
Le Roman de Jim (dirs. Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie Larrieu)


Twilight of the Warrior (dir. Cheang Pou-soi)
I, the Executioner (dir. Ryoo Seung-wan)
The Surfer (dir. Lorcan Finnegan)
The Balconettes (dir. Noemie Merlant)

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M.J. O'Toole began writing for HtN in early 2021 during the Sundance Film Festival. An NYC native and lifelong cinephile, his favorite films include Chungking Express, The Three Colors Trilogy, Hiroshima Mon Amour, Lovers on the Bridge, and Midnight Cowboy. He is the Digital Marketing Manager for the agency 3rd Impression - working alongside Editor-at-large Matt Delman - that specializes in digital marketing for independent film. He holds a BA from Adelphi University and a Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts. You can check out his portrait and street photography on Instagram.

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