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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
  • La Sirga

    Nominated for both the C.I.C.A.E. Award and the Golden Camera Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Alicia is helpless. War memories invade her mind like threatening thunder. Uprooted by the armed conflict, she tries to reshape her life in La Sirga, a dilapidated hostel on the shores of a great lak...

  • Nina Wu

    After years of toiling in bit parts, aspiring actress Nina Wu (Wu Ke-Xi, who also co-wrote the script based on her own personal experiences) finally gets her break as the female lead in a big-budget espionage thriller. The role, which calls for nudity and explicit sex scenes, is made all the more...

  • Neither Heaven Nor Earth

    A genre-defying debut, NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARHT is a’ “gripping mash-up of LONE SURVIVOR, THE THING, and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT” (The Hollywood Reporter). French Army Captain Antares Bonassieu and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan on the border of Pakistan....

  • Oh Lucy!

    Bored Tokyo office lady Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) breaks free of her monotonous life, when her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna), convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego named “Lucy” and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor...

  • Pelle the Conqueror

    When PELLE THE CONQUERER was released in 1987, it took the festival and awards circuit by storm, sweeping up almost every major prize, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Lasse (Max von S...

  • Salvo

    From the producer of such international hits as MELANCHOLIA, WINTER SLEEP, PERSEPOLIS and many more, comes Cannes award-winning thriller SALVO. A hitman for the Sicilian Mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on an assignment, he discovers Rita, an innocent youn...

  • Song Without a Name

    Based on harrowing true events, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journ...

  • The Auction

    A man of few words, Gaby manages his family’s farm alone, despite his age. With no sons to speak of and two grown daughters far away in the big city, he spends his days tending to the farm, eschewing most social interactions. When his eldest daughter, Marie, appears at the family homestead to sha...

  • The Best Intentions

    Penned nearly a decade after his announced retirement from feature filmmaking, The Best Intentions is master director Ingmar Bergman’s loving tribute to his parent’s epic romance. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman (Samuel Fröler) falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom (Cannes F...

  • The Killing Floor

    Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union organizing on film," THE KILLING FLOOR tells the little-known true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on an original story ...

  • The Marquise of O...

    Already an established filmmaker by the 1976 release of THE MARQUISE OF O, an adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist's classic short story, the film stands as Eric Rohmer's "dazzling testament to the civilizing effects of several different arts, witty, joyous and so beautiful to look at" (The New York...

  • The Nothing Factory

    When management at an elevator parts factory starts selling off equipment, the workers soon realize that massive layoffs are inevitable. Refusing to cooperate during individual negotiations, they organize themselves in order to occupy the plant. Finally, with management completely out of the pict...

  • The Other Side

    In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love; ex-special fo...

  • The Pillow Book

    Beautiful to behold and impossible to forget, THE PILLOW BOOK is auteur Peter Greenaway's erotically-charged drama about love, death, revenge and the indelible nature of our earliest memories. Each year on her birthday, Nagiko (Vivian Wu) would became her father's canvas, as he painted the creati...

  • The Real Thing

    After Tsuji (Win Morisaki), a floundering toy salesman, rescues Ukiyo (Kaho Tsuchimura), a mysterious woman whose car stalls on the train tracks, she inadvertently whisks him into an epic series of misadventures involving gangsters, strange interlopers, kidnapping and other sundry crimes.

    Singul...

  • The Violin

    Somewhere in Latin America a family of musicians and modest farmers join a fearless guerrilla movement attempting to overthrow the brutal and sadistic government. When the military seizes their village, they flee to the Sierra hills, forced to leave behind their stock of ammunition. While the gue...

  • The Way I Spent the End of the World

    Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese and Wim Wenders. Bucharest 1989 – the last year of Ceausescu's dictatorship. Eva, 17, lives with her parents and her 7-year-old brother Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their...

  • The Wild Goose Lake

    When small-time mob leader Zhou Zenong (Hu Ge) accidentally kills a cop, a dead-or-alive bounty is placed on his head, forcing him on the lam from both the police as well as dangerous gangsters out for the reward. Hiding out at the Wild Goose Lake, Zhou becomes entangled with a beautiful, enigmat...

  • The Wind Journeys

    For most of his life, Ignacio traveled the villages of Colombia, playing songs on his accordion, a legendary instrument said to have once belonged to the devil. He eventually married and settled in a small town, leaving his nomadic life behind. But after the death of his wife, he vows to never pl...

  • They Stole the Bomb

    Made with no dialogue, THEY STOLE THE BOMB is a Romanian sci-fi, spy-comedy featuring a mixture of pantomime, slapstick, and visual gags. The story centers around a criminal gang of Runyonesque hoods who steal an atomic bomb, only to have it end up in the hands of a man who has no idea the briefc...

  • Three Worlds

    Al, a young man from a modest background, is ten days away from marrying the daughter of his boss, along with succeeding him as the head of the car dealership where Al has been working for most of his life. One night, while coming back drunk from his bachelor party, Al commits a hit-and-run when ...

  • Time To Die

    Fresh from serving eighteen years in jail for shooting a man in self-defense, Juan Sayago (Jorge Martinez de Hoyos, The Magnificent Seven) comes back to his hometown to start life anew and reunite with old flame Mariana (Marga Lopez, Bunuel's Nazarin). But the two sons of the man he killed, consu...

  • Troubling Love

    What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened bythe news, but not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of her death. Delia travels home to Naples for the funeral and tries to piece tog...

  • Ugly, Dirty and Bad

    Acclaimed Italian auteur Ettore Scola pairs up with legendary actor Nino Manfredi in this irreverent Cannes-winning comedy. Giacinto (Manfredi), along with four generations of his sprawling, crooked clan, lives in a cramped, dilapidated home on the outskirts of Rome. When a work accident leaves h...