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Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

The 75th edition of Cannes kicks off May 17 on the French Riviera, and in celebration of its triumphant return, Film Movement Plus spotlights past award-winners and acclaimed selections now available for your streaming enjoyment!

The first Cannes Film Festival took place in 1946 following the end of WWII. Since then, the festival has grown in size and scope, with various strands including Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight, International Critics' Week and Cannes Classics presenting films alongside those in the main competition. Widely considered the most prestigious film festival in the world, the red carpet at Cannes is certainly one of the most fashionable places to be seen in the world of film.

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Cannes Film Festival
  • A Screaming Man

    Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, leaving Adam humiliated and resentful. Meanwhile the country is in the throes of civil war. Rebel forces ...

  • After the Storm

    From acclaimed Japanese auteur and 2018 Palme D'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON) comes one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of 2017, earning a New York Times Critic's Pick and Village Voice Choice designation, and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Dwelling ...

  • Caro Diario

    Nanni Moretti recounts three entries from his “diary” in the hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy CARO DIARIO, which follows the filmmaker’s musing on cinema atop a Vespa, a trip to the Aeolian Islands to work on his new screenplay, and his search for health and wellness after breaking o...

  • Grigris

    Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by...

  • Ilo Ilo

    Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Ilo Ilo chronicles the day-to-day drama of the Lim family - troublesome grade-schooler Jiale and his overstressed parents, Heck and Leng. Comfortably middleclass and with another baby on the way, they hire Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, as a...

  • My King

    From director & actress Maïwenn (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) comes a gut-wrench tale of falling out of love. Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship s...

  • 2 Autumns, 3 Winters

    Arman is 33 and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. When he literally bumps into Amélie - slightly cynical but nevertheless lovely - on the jogging path, he's dead-set on making a connection with her. As a bit of contrived fate brings them together, Arman's best friend Benjam...

  • Aliyah

    Selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, ALIYAH is the feature directorial debut of Elie Wajeman (LES ANARCHISTES), described by The New York Times' Stephen Holden as "crackling [with] psychological intensity." Alex lives in Paris and sells drugs for a living, continuously paying off the...

  • Amnesia

    Starring the legendary Bruno Ganz (UNKNOWN, WINGS OF DESIRE, DOWNFALL), alongside Golden Globe-nominee Marthe Keller (MARATHON MAN), AMNESIA is directed by Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Barbet Schroeder (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE, BARFLY) and premiered at the Cannes Fi...

  • Amour Fou

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Marilyn Ferdinand's AWFJ review: "The careful framing, gorgeous period settings, brilliantly orchestrated set-pieces, and vibrant colors of this film are a feast for the eyes, and I admired the subtle performances of this uniforml...

  • Apprentice

    When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a...

  • Bent

    Set amidst the decadence and terror of pre-war Germany, BENT is a harrowing yet inspirational tale of struggle against oppression, based on the landmark play by Martin Sherman. A chance encounter at a Berlin nightclub exposes Max (Clive Owen) and his partner Rudy (Brian Webber) as homosexuals dur...

  • Breathe

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Valerie Kalfrin's AWFJ review: "Based on a novel by French author Anne-Sophie Brasme, director Mélanie Laurent's BREATHE is a story propelled by the mercurial friendships of teenage girls. The drama rises on the rich performances ...

  • Broken

    Opening Film - Critics' Week - Cannes Film Festival. 11 year-old Skunk lives a carefree life with her loving father (Tim Roth), brother and nanny. Her afternoons are full of day dreams and curious wanderings around her neighborhood. One day, Skunk witnesses her angry neighbor, Mr. Oswald savagely...

  • Cassandro, the Exotico!

    Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips,
    Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, humorous, and always color...

  • Clandestine Childhood

    1979: after years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents are members of a left-wing political organization which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their activities they are in constant danger of b...

  • Eldorado

    Yvan, a middle-aged classic car collector, arrives home one evening to find Elie, a skinny young junkie, robbing his apartment. In a moment of sympathy, Yvan agrees to drive Elie to his parents' house in his vintage Chevrolet. So begins this absurdist but affecting road movie, awarded the Cannes ...

  • Francesco

    Based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi, FRANCESCO depicts the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. Following his death, Francis' devoted followers recall the saint's life and chart his transformation from the pampered son of an aristocra...

  • Free Men

    In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes (played by break-out star, Tahar Rahim) earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspect the Mosque authorities, in...

  • Harmonium

    Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) sees his seemingly ordinary life take an ominous turn when Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano), a mysterious friend from his past, arrives unexpectedly. Recently released from prison and in need of a helping hand, Toshio gives him a job and generously takes him in to live with his wi...

  • Her Name is Sabine

    An intelligent, moving and beautiful portrait of Sabine, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sister, the famous French actress Sandrine Bonnaire. Through personal footage filmed over a period of 25 years, it is revealed that Sabine's growth and many talents were crushed by improper diagno...

  • I Am Not a Witch

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists Selection! Read an excerpt from Jennifer Merin's AWFJ review: "I AM NOT A WITCH is the beautifully crafted, profoundly provocative first feature from writer/director Rungaro Nyoni. The movie is set in rural Zambia, where Shula, a naive eight year old orphaned gi...

  • Jaffa

    Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival and Toronto Int'l. Film Festival. In the heart of the Israeli city of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family-run business. The garage workers consist of Reuven's beautiful daughter Mali, his aggressive and distant son Meir, as well as the young Palestinian ma...

  • Lake Tahoe

    Winning multiple Mexican Oscars and the FIPRESCI Special Prize at Cannes, LAKE TAHOE is a coming of age odyssey that takes place in one day. Teenage Juan crashes his family's car into a telegraph pole on the outskirts of town and then scours the streets searching for someone to help him fix it. H...