The 11 Most Anticipated at 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Posted 2017/05/19 625 0

Without high budgeted blockbusters or controversial 18+ movies, Cannes still draws mass attention thanks to qualities coming from those who come to fame from the festival itself.

 

1. Happy End

“All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.” The film is a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.

 

2. The Beguiled

An injured Union soldier arrives at an all-female Southern boarding school during the Civil War. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounds and offer him shelter and companionship.

 

3. Okja

A gentle giant and the girl who raised her are caught in the crossfire between animal activism, corporate greed and scientific ethics.

 

4. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

 

5. Wonderstruck

Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he's never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they're missing.

 

6. You Were Never Really Here

A war veteran's attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong.

 

7. To Killing of a Sacred Deer

A teenager's attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family takes an unexpected turn.

 

8. How to Talk to Girls at Parties

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

 

9. Loveless

An estranged couple in the midst of divorce must search for their 12-year-old son when he disappears.

 

10. Top of the Lake: China Girl

This crime mystery story finds Detective Robin Griffin recently returned to Sydney and trying to rebuild her life. When the body of an Asian girl washes up on Bondi Beach, there appears little hope of finding the killer, until Robin realizes “China Girl” didn’t die alone.

 

11. Twin Peaks

In the 1990s, residents of quaint northwestern town Twin Peaks were stunned by the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer. Now 25 years later, Special Agent Dale Cooper, who investigated the student's death, heads out on an odyssey that returns him to the Washington town.

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