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The Cannes Film Festival adds 17 films to its official selection


The Otto Montagne, by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, A Little Brother, by Léonor Serraille and Torment on the Islands, by Albert Serra, are the three films that have been added to the 18 in the race for the palme d'or.

While the world of cinema is feverishly awaiting the composition of the jury and the name of the president or president who will succeed Spike Lee, three films have been added to the 18 which are already competing for the Palme d'Or.

Seventeen additional films, including a large contingent of French, from Emmanuel Mouret to a

Don Juan

with Virginie Efira and Tahar Rahim via the last film with Gaspard Ulliel: the Cannes Film Festival completed the official selection on Thursday April 21 of its 75th edition, which opens on May 17.

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The Spaniard Albert Serra, 46, (

The death of Louis XIV

in 2016 with Jean-Pierre Léaud in the role of the dying sovereign) will try his luck with

Tourment sur les Îles

, a story of love and writing with Benoît Magimel .

He will rub shoulders with

A Little Brother

, Léonor Serraille's second feature film (

Young Girl

in 2017), the story of a family from immigration, from the end of the 1980s to the present day in the Parisian suburbs, and

Le Otto Montagne

by Belgian actress Charlotte Vandermeersch and her compatriot Felix Van Groeningen (

The Merditude of Things

), adapted by Italian novelist Paolo Cognetti.

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Out of competition, the Festival will screen Emmanuel Mouret's latest romantic comedy, one year after the release of

The things we say, the things we do


Chronicle of a passing affair

, in which Sandrine Kiberlain and Vincent Macaigne form a adulterous couple.

This film is scheduled in the non-competitive "Cannes Première" section, like Serge Bozon's musical

Don Juan

with Virginie Efira and Tahar Rahim and Dominique Moll's latest thriller (

Harry a friend who wants you well


La Nuit du 12


Louis Garrel will see his latest film,


, shown out of competition.

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The festival has also added Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzman, a specialist in the history of his country, for a special screening, with

Mi Pais Imaginario

, as well as Palestinian, Moroccan and Tunisian films in the "Un Certain Regard" section, where , after his accidental death in January 2022 at the age of 37, actor Gaspard Ulliel (

More than ever

, by Emily Atef).

Source: lefigaro

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