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Cannes Film Festival 2022 Celebrates Best in Film

Official Poster 2022 © Paramount Pictures Corporation – Jim Carrey, The Truman Show by Peter Weir / Graphics © Hartland Villa
Cannes 2022 Official Poster- © Paramount Pictures – Jim Carrey, The Truman Show by Peter Weir / Graphics © Hartland Villa Corporation

Reported by: Taylor Lynn

Steps leading towards revelation. A poetic celebration of the elusive and freedom. An ascent to overlook the past and advance towards the promise of renewal. From Tuesday May 17 to Saturday May 28, the Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 75th edition.

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Opens

Like the unforgettable Truman embodied by Jim Carrey who brushes his horizon with his fingertips, the Cannes Film Festival takes note of the extremity of a world to apprehend it anew. Climate crisis, humanitarian disasters, armed conflicts: there are many reasons for concern. As in 1939 and then in 1946, Cannes reaffirms its conviction that art and cinema are places of reflection and contribute to the reinvention of the world. And do not forget anything about its founding commitment described in the first article of its regulations: "The International Film Festival aims, in a spirit of friendship and universal cooperation, to reveal and highlight works by quality in order to serve the evolution of cinematographic art".

A modern evocation of the myth of Plato's cave, The Truman Show by the duo Peter Weir-Andrew Niccol and directed by Peter Weir (1998) and this decisive scene in particular invite the spectator to touch the border between reality and its representation as much as to question the powers of fiction, between manipulation and catharsis. And if Truman, by this climb, escapes the lie, the Festival, by the ascent of its Red Steps, offers to enter a cinema to discover the truth of the artists.

Cultured Focus Magazine will be at the center of all the action with our journalists providing the best films, press conferences, and red carpet looks. Stay tuned for reports and red carpet arivals.

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Jury Photo Call
Cannes Film Festival 2022 Jury Photo Call | Samir Hussein/WireImage

Main competition

· Vincent Lindon, French actor, Jury President

· Asghar Farhadi, Iranian director, screenwriter and producer

· Rebecca Hall, English-American actress, producer, director and screenwriter

· Ladj Ly, French director, screenwriter, actor and producer

· Jeff Nichols, American director and screenwriter

· Deepika Padukone, Indian actress

· Noomi Rapace, Swedish actress

· Joachim Trier, Norwegian director and screenwriter

· Jasmine Trinca, Italian actress and director

Un Certain Regard

· Valeria Golino, Italian actress, director and producer, Jury President

· Benjamin Biolay, French singer, songwriter, actor and producer

· Debra Granik, American director

· Joanna Kulig, Polish actress

· Édgar Ramírez, Venezuelan actor and producer

Caméra d'or

· Rossy de Palma, Spanish actress, Jury President

· Natasza Chroscicki, French general director of Arri France

· Lucien Jean-Baptiste, French director, screenwriter and actor

· Jean-Claude Larrieu, French cinematographer

· Samuel Le Bihan, French actor

· Olivier Pelisson, French film critic

· Éléonore Weber, French director and author

Independent juries

International Critics' Week

· Kaouther Ben Hania, Tunisian director and screenwriter, Jury President

· Benoît Debie, Belgian cinematographer

· Benedikt Erlingsson, Icelandic director

· Huh Moon-yung, Korean film critic and director of the Busan International Film Festival

· Ariane Labed, French-Greek actress

Queer Palm

· Catherine Corsini, French director and screenwriter, Jury President

· Djanis Bouzyani, French actor, director and screenwritzer

· Marilou Duponchel, French journalist

· Stéphane Riethauser, Swiss director

· Paul Struthers, Australian producer


L'oeil d'or

· Agnieszka Holland, Polish director, Jury President

· Pierre Deladonchamps, French actor

· Hicham Falah, Moroccan general director of the Agadir International Documentary Film Festival

· Iryna Tsilyk, Ukrainian director and writer

· Alex Vicente, Spanish film critic

About Cannes Film Festival 2022

The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival is a 2022 film festival scheduled to take place from 17 to 28 May 2022. The festival featured a tribute to actor Tom Cruise, whose film Top Gun: Maverick is due to premiere at the festival. The actor won a surprise Palme d'Or award. The official poster for the festival was designed as an homage to The Truman Show (1998).


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