Cannes Film Festival 2017 Announces Lineup, Nicole Kidman Dominates With Four Titles

As summer makes its way, so does one of the most glamorous and star-studded film festivals to the Cote d’Azur.

The Cannes Film Festival announced its 2017 lineup Thursday morning in Paris with festival director Thierry Fremaux revealing many new firsts for the annual festival’s 70th year. Among the surprises was the announcement that the Official Selection will now include two television series: David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top Of The Lake”.

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In addition to the incorporation of nine first-time filmmakers and two competition spots including Netflix films, Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories”, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is expected to see a lot of Oscar-winning actress and “Big Little Lies” star Nicole Kidman, who will be showcasing a whopping four titles.

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Kidman’s films in the main competition include Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”, starring Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst, as well as Yorgos Lanthimos’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”, also starring Farrell. Her other titles out of competition include the second season of Campion’s “Top of the Lake” and John Cameron Mitchell’s sci-fi film “How to Talk to Girls at Parties”.

Kristen Stewart is also set to make her directorial debut with the 17-minute short film “Come Swim”, which will make its international premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. As part of the 70th Anniversary Event program, “Come Swim” follows a surrealistic journey through one man’s imagination as he progresses throughout the day.

See the 70th Cannes Film Festival official selection below.


“Ismael’s Ghosts” (Arnaud Desplechin)


“120 Beats per Minute” (Robin Campillo)

“The Beguiled” (Sofia Coppola)

“The Day After” (Hong Sangsoo)

“A Gentle Creature” (Sergei Loznitsa)

“Good Time” (Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie)

“Happy End” (Michael Haneke)

“In the Fade” (Fatih Akin)

“Jupiter’s Moon” (Kornel Mundruczo)

“The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (Yorgos Lanthimos)

“L’amant double” (Francois Ozon)

“Le redoubtable” (Michel Hazanvicius)

“Loveless” (Andrey Zvyagintsev)

“The Meyerowitz Stories” (Noah Baumbach)

“Okja” (Bong Joon-Ho)

“Radiance” (Naomi Kawase)

“Rodin” (Jacques Doillon)

“Wonderstruck” (Todd Haynes)

“You Were Never Really Here” (Lynne Ramsay)


“After the War” (Annarita Zambrano)

“April’s Daughter” (Michel Franco)

“Barbara” (Mathieu Amalric) OPENER

“Beauty and the Dogs” (Kaouther Ben Hania)

“Before We Vanish” (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)

“Closeness” (Kantemir Balagov)

“The Desert Bride” (Cecilia Atan and Valeria Pivato)

“Directions” (Stephan Komandarev)

“Dregs” (Mohammad Rasoulof)

“Jeune femme” (Leonor Serraille)

“L’Atelier” (Laurent Cantet)

“Lucky” (Sergio Castellitto)

“The Nature of Time” (Karim Moussaoui)

“Out” (Gyorgy Kristof)

“Western” (Valeska Grisebach)

“Wind River” (Taylor Sheridan)


“Blade of the Immortal” (Takashi Miike)

“How to Talk to Girls at Parties” (John Cameron Mitchell)

“Visages, Villages” (Agnes Varda & JR)


“Prayer Before Dawn” (Jean-Stephane Sauvaire)

“The Merciless” (Byun Sung-Hyun)

“The Villainess” (Jung Byung-Gil)


“12 Jours” (Raymond Depardon)

“An Inconvenient Sequel” (Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk)

“Claire’s Camera” (Hong Sangsoo)

“Demons in Paradise” (Jude Ratman)

“Napalm” (Claude Lanzmann)

“Promised Land” (Eugene Jarecki)

“Sea Sorrow” (Vanessa Redgrave)

“They” (Anahita Ghazvinizadeh)


“24 Frames” (Abbas Kiarostami)

“Come Swim” (Kristen Stewart)

“Top of the Lake” (Jane Campion)

“Twin Peaks” (David Lynch)


“Carne y arena” (Alejandro G. Inarritu)

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