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    Cannes 2022, remote notes

    'FESTIVAL DE CANNES' begins today, May 17, 2022

    For the full Reuters story go HERE

    For the full list of Cannes 2022 selections go HERE
    CANNES, France, May 16 (Reuters) - The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up for a bumper 75th anniversary edition with a selection of big Hollywood names, buzzy newcomers and previous Palme d'Or winners – a splashy return even as the conflict in Ukraine looms over festivities.

    "I honestly think this is one of the best Cannes line-ups in years," said Scott Roxborough, European bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

    The festival runs from May 17-28, resuming its traditional calendar following two years of pandemic disruptions. It was canceled in 2020, and last year moved to July, when it was held under strict COVID protocols.

    This year, the parties are back and Hollywood heavyweights will include Tom Cruise's "Top Gun Maverick" – bringing the star to Cannes for the first time in three decades – as well as Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.

    "It's tradition to have our American friends – let's not forget that the Cannes Festival, in 1939 and in 1946, was practically co-built, co-invented by France and Hollywood," festival director Thierry Frémaux told a press conference.

    Actor Forest Whitaker will be on hand to receive the festival's Honorary Palme D'Or for lifetime achievement.

    David Cronenberg will mark his return to horror films with "Crimes of the Future," featuring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart and Léa Seydoux.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 05-20-2022 at 09:00 PM.


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