The 2022 Cannes line up has been announced.
There’s no David Lynch film but plenty of familiar names among directors including David Cronenberg, the Dardennes brothers, and many others.
Already announced out of competition and just for fun are “Top Gun Maverick” and Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis.”
But there will be interest in a documentary about Jerry Lewis by Ethan Coen. His brother, Joel, recently released “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Ethan obviously had his own project. “Trouble in Mind” could be anything but knowing Ethan Coen it’s a study of Lewis’s more macabre side– two of seven wives died, two children died, he married a cousin, etc.
Mick Jagger had already announced that he was producing a Lewis film through his Jagged Films with the late Steve Bing, before the latter’s untimely death. So what’s going on there is a bit of a curve ball.
Horror is a big part of Cannes this year. The festival opens with Michel Hazanavicius’s “Z Comme Z,” aka “Final Cut,” the French remake of a Japanese horror film. Cronenberg’s “Crimes of the Future” looks from its teaser to be very much horror/thriller with a little sci fi.
And just t make the “Elvis” presentation interesting, the late legend’s granddaughter, Riley Keough, has co-directed a film called “Untitled Pine Ridge Project.” One description (thanks to Ioncinema.com): This tell the stories of three Lakota men on Pine Ridge Reservation. A tale about belonging this features an East Ridge child belonging to a family, a North Ridge man belonging to “America” and a Wounded Knee elder belonging to his tribe.
There are films by many familiar names including Claire Denis, Cristian Mungiu, Kelly Reichardt, and James Gray, who will bring the star studded “Armageddon Time” with Anne Hathaway, Oscar Isaac, Jeremy Strong, Cate Blanchett, Robert De Niro and so on. Gray’s film has a distributor, Focus Features, which may bring some of these people — including Anthony Hopkins — to the red carpet.