Cannes Film Festival runs from 14-25 May. As usual, we look forward to red carpet hits and misses, but most of all we want to see some fantastic movies.
Quentin Tarantino is back with “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” To say that this movie is controversial is an understatement since it is a dark comedy about the Manson murders. Another film we want to see because you cannot hate it before you can say “I’ve seen it, it was awful, don’t bother wasting time and money,” would be zombie comedy, directed by Jim Jarmusch and starring Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, and Iggy Pop. Since the cast is excellent, maybe “The Dead Don’t Die” will be a pleasant surprise, but don’t hold your breath.
French-Senegalese director Mati Diop deserves a real chance with “Atlantics.” The director, also a screenwriter is the first-ever woman of African descent in the Cannes, and we hope this drama will be a hit.
Sir Elton John biopic “Rocketman” is one of those movies we hope to be great, at least watchable. Dexter Fletcher and Elton himself were involved in the making of this movie, which promised us to see both sides of fame and the good as well the ugly side of a legendary musician.
We are set to see another biography, this time about a soccer legend, Diego Maradona. Controversial Argentine footballer and Oscar winner Asif Kapadia worked on this docu piece together. The focus is on the 80s and Napoli, and you don’t have to be crazy about soccer to feel like this movie might be fascinating.
Of course, the list doesn’t end here: there are several movies we are thinking about already, mostly from South America and Europe. From “Little Joe” to South Korean “Parasite,” we are just waiting for the first reviews so we can mark our calendars.