Pop open the rosé, Cannes is here yet again. The big French festival/excuse for Hollywood to go hang out on the Riviera officially kicks off Tuesday. We've got a series of three previews to take a look at what's playing on the Croisette.
Cannes can be a fair bit confusing so here's a quick breakdown of how it works. There is the official selection, which includes the following feature film categories:
There are also repertory Cannes Classics, a few movies they show on the beach, and the shorts program.
That brings us to the official sidebars. These are technically their own festivals with their own rules/programming teams. But if you have a Cannes credential, you can get in. So it's kind of like if you had one credential for both Sundance and Slamdance, if you follow. Here are the main three:
Cannes also has its gigantic market where sales agents schedule their own screenings but that is way too complicated for what we do here.
Hopefully that helped clear things up. Now onto the preview, where today we take a look at a few of the films playing in the main Competition.