Cannes Starts Tomorrow. Here’s The New Films Everyone’s Going To Be Banging On About

Including Ryan Gosling's directorial debut…


by Jess Commons |
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Maps To The Stars

Sure to be the big hitter, this new film from David Cronenberg follows one of Hollywood’s most prolific (fictional) families. As one imagines, they’re not the most stable of human beings. Julianne Moore plays an ageing star struggling with her fall from fame, Olivia Williams is the mother managing her precocious child star son’s career and Mia Wasikowska is the obligatory fucked up Hollywood offspring fresh out of a mental hospital. In short? It looks glorious.


This new film looks set to take Channing Tatum from sexy stripping comedy god to official Serious Actor status. Based on Olympic Wrestling Champion Mark Schultz’s autobiography, it tells the tale of the Schultz brothers and their eccentric millionaire coach John Du Pont (played by an unrecognisable Steve Carell), which ultimately ends in tragedy.

Grace Of Monaco

This one’s not in the running but it is opening up the festival. Get ready for Nicole Kidman looking fan-bloody-tastic as the Hollywood star that married royalty and became one of the world’s famous women. The Monaco Royal Family have called the biopic a ‘farce’ before it's even opened. The film actually looks really ace so here's hoping we haven't got another Diana situation on our hands.

Clouds Of Sils Maria

This year’s vehicle for Hollywood’s coolest 20-somethings after last year’s Bling Ring looks set to be Clouds of Sils Maria about an ageing actress who struggles when she’s asked to appear – as an older part – in a revival of the play that made her famous, whilst a self-indulgent young Hollywood actress takes her original role. Stars Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz.

The Search

Michel Hazanavicius, the director behind 2011’s Oscar-winning silent film The Artist is back with wife Bérénice Bejo with this remake of a 1948 film about WWII, which has been modernised and moved to Chechnya. Bérénice plays an NGO worker who befriends a little boy while working in the war-torn Russian republic.

Lost River

Control yourself, ladies. This film is only your future boyfriend Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. Christina Hendricks (even better) stars as a single mum who finds herself on a weird and fantastical journey after her son Bones (yep, Bones) finds a road that leads to an underwater village. Doesn’t make all that much sense ATM, but we’ve got faith in the Gos. Fingers crossed it’s ace.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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