20 MEDIA Films Selected for Cannes Film Festival 2017
16 May 2017

20 MEDIA Films Selected for Cannes Film Festival 2017

The 70th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 17 - 28 May, 2017. In total, twenty Creative Europe MEDIA supported films will screen in the festival's official selection including one Irish film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Many other Irish films will screen in the Marche du Film including the Irish documentaries, School Life and The Farthest. 

MEDIA FILMS In Competition

  • Happy End | A French drama by Michael Haneke set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.
  • Rodin | Drama by Jacques Doillon about French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his relationship with Camille Claudel, a gifted young artist.
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Yorgos Lanthimos's psychological thriller about a teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family. 
  • Ismael's Ghosts | A filmmaker's life decends into chaos when a former lover returns just as he is about to shoot a new film.
  • Le Redoutable | During the making of one of his films, French director Jean-Luc Godard falls in love with seventeen year old actress, Anne Wiazemsky.
  • A Gentle Creature | Based on Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa's film explores a world of crime without punishment.
  • Jupiter's Moon | Hungarian drama about a young immigrant, shot down while illegally crossing the border, who finds that he able to levitate at will.
  • The Square | Swedish drama about a gathering at city square, where there are no rules.

Un Certain Regard

  • Western
  • Barbara
  • Waiting for the Swallows 
  • Apres la guerre (Dopo la Guerra) 
  • The Summit (La Cordillera) 
  • Demons in Paradise
  • Becoming Cary Grant 

Directors Fortnight

  • The Intruder (L'Intrusa)
  • Otez-moi d'un doute
  • Nothingwood

Semaine de la Critique 

  • Los perros
  • Sicilian Ghost Story 

For information on MEDIA events at Cannes see here