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The 75th Annual Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off in Style

The long-running film festival has hit the beaches of southern France once again in its ciematic glory from today, May 17-28.

The festival’s Offical Selection will include 49 titles, which is slimmed down compared to 2021’s 80 titles.

Directors James Gray, Kelly Reichardt, David Cronenberg and Claire Denis all have films that have been selected for the competition.

From today, the infamous strip known as the Croisette will be inhabited by such prominent filmmakers as Tom Cruise, Idris Elba, Kristin Stewart, Tilda Swinton, Baz Luhrmann, Ethan Coen, Lee Jung-Jae, James Gray, George Miller, Marion Cotillard and Park Chan Wook as they walk the infamous red carpet to the Lumiere Theater promoting their latest artistic achievements.

As the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be getting off to a grim and deadly start as they chose for the opening night presentation, the walking dead inspired comedy Final Cut by Michel Hazanavicius director of the 2011 Golden Globe and Oscar-winning The Artist. Coming out of a worldwide pandemic, the choice is either hysterically brilliant or cinematically tone-deaf.

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