The 2019 Cannes Film Festival Line-Up

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival Line Up

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its line-up for 2019 with Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy “The Dead Don’t Die” serving as the opening film of the fest with this year’s panel led by Oscar winner Alejandro G. Inarritu.

High profile speculated titles like Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood,” James Gray’s “Ad Astra” and Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” aren’t there with the films simply not ready yet and with Tarantino usually requiring a full ‘on film’ presentation – there’s just not time. There are also no Netflix titles at all this year.

Thirteen female filmmakers are amongst the official selection of around sixty titles this year, with a further handful to be announced close to the opening date.

New films from Terrence Malick, Xavier Dolan, Ken Loach, Arnauld Desplechin, Ira Sachs, Pedro Almodovar & Bong Joon Ho all made the competition line-up this year.

Werner Herzog, Abel Ferrara, Asif Kapadia and “Victoria” helmer Justine Triet also have films screening at the fest while Nicolas Winding Refn’s Amazon series “Too Old To Die Young” will screen its first two episodes. Here’s the full list:


“The Dead Don’t Die” (dir: Jim Jarmusch)


“Pain and Glory” (dir: Pedro Almodovar)
“The Traitor” (dir: Marco Bellocchio)
“The Wild Goose Lake” (dir: Diao Yinan)
“Parasite” (dir: Bong Joon Ho)
“Young Ahmed” (dir: Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
“Oh Mercy!” (dir: Arnaud Desplechin)
“Atlantique” (dir: Mati Diop)
“Matthias and Maxime” (dir: Xavier Dolan)
“Little Joe” (dir: Jessica Hausner)
“Sorry We Missed You” (dir: Ken Loach)
“Les Miserables” (dir: Ladj Ly)
“A Hidden Life” (dir: Terrence Malick)
“Bacurau” (dir: K. Mendoca Filho & Juliano Dornelles)
“The Whistlers (La Gomera)” (dir: Corneliu Porumboiu)
“Frankie” (dir: Ira Sachs)
“Portrait of a Young Lady on Fire” (dir: Celine Sciamma)
“It Must Be Heaven” (dir: Elia Suleiman)
“Sibyl” (dir: Justine Triet)


“The Best Years Of A Life” (dir: Claude Lelouch)
“Rocketman” (dir: Dexter Fletcher)
“Too Old To Die Young: Episodes 1 & 2” (dir: Nicolas Winding Refn)
“Maradona” (dir: Asif Kapadia)
“La Belle Epoque” (dir: Nicolas Bedos)


“Share” (dir: Pippa Bianco)
“For Same” (dir: Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts)
“Family Romance, LLC” (dir: Werner Herzog)
“Tommaso” (dir: Abel Ferrara)
“To Be Alive & Know It (Etre Vivant Et Le Savoir)” (dir: Alain Cavalier)
“Que Sea Ley” (dir: Juan Solanas)


“The Gangster, The Cop & The Devil” (dir: Lee Won-Tae)


“Invisible Life” (dir: Karim Ainouz)
“Evge” (dir: Nariman Aliev)
“Beanpole” (dir: Kantemir Balagov)
“The Swallows of Kabul” (dir: Zabou Breitman & E.G. Mevellec)
“A Brother’s Love” (dir: Monia Chokri)
“The Climb” (dir: Michael Covino)
“Joan of Arc” (dir: Bruno Dumont)
“A Sun That Never Sets” (dir: Olivier Laxe)
“Room 212” (dir: Christophe Honore)
“Port Authority” (dir: Danielle Lessovitz)
“Papicha” (dir: Mounia Meddour)
“Adam” (dir: Maryam Touzani )
“Zhuo Ren Mi Mi” (dir: Midi Z)
“Freedom (Liberte)” (dir: Albert Serra)
“Bull” (dir: Annie Silverstein)
“Summer of Changsha” (dir: Zu Feng)

The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 14th-May 25th this year.