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Premiere of Australian films in Cannes 2022


This year’s Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 75th anniversary, returning to the traditional calendar period after two years of pandemic chaos.

The festival runs from May 17 to 28, opens Tuesday with Final Cut, a comedy about zombies by French director Michel Hazanavičius.

Other titles featured at the festival include hunting, in the lead role Game squid actor Lee Jeong-Zhe and the debut film of Ukrainian director Maxim Nakonechny so-called Butterfly vision.

As for Australian filmmakers, the films of George Miller and Base Luhrmann have been awarded Cannes screenings.

Directors are no strangers to Cannes. After all, Luhrmann is the only director whose two feature films open the festival Moulin Rouge in 2001 and then The Great Gatsby in 2013.

Miller, who is best known for his Crazy Max franchise, premiere The road of rage in Cannes in 2015, and in 2016 he chaired the jury of the 69th Annual Festival.

Here’s what you can expect this year.

Three thousand years of longing

Note the end of 2020, when it seemed that every Hollywood superstar temporarily moved to Australia to survive the worst of the pandemic, for example Gray’s Anatomy star Kate Walsh in Perthor make a movie.

Actor and musician Idris Elba (Luther) was observed in Sydney at least from November 2020 to mid-2021, brushing shoulders with friend Chris Hemsworth on starry birthdays and playing live concerts at the Enmore Theater.

But the real reason for Elba’s stay in Sydney was the shooting of Miller’s new film Three thousand years of sorrow, opposite Oscar winner Tilda Swinton (Michael Clayton, Snow blower).

The watchdog director told Deadline in December 2019, the film “Anti-Crazy Max«.

“It’s a film that’s very visual, but it’s almost the opposite The road of rage. It’s almost the whole interior, and there’s a lot of talk in it, ”Miller said.

The fantasy novel is about a meeting between a scientist, Dr. Alythea Beanie (Swinton) and a gin (Elba), who offers her three wishes in exchange for her freedom.

Dr. Beanie, a connoisseur of storytelling, knows all the warnings about desires that went wrong. But Gin denies his case, eventually persuading Dr. Beanie to order a wish that surprises them both.

Other details are few and we have yet to see a trailer for this film, but that is likely to change after its premiere in Cannes.


Filmed in sunny Queensland, Luhrmann Elvis explores the life and music of the King of Rock and Roll played by Austin Butler (One day in Hollywood).

The film explores Presley’s complex relationship with his enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) and his rise to full glory amid an evolutionary cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America.

Central to Presley’s journey and life is Priscilla Presley, played by Olivia DeJong.

Elvis coming out in Australia on June 23rd.

Three thousand years of longing and Elvis The premiere will take place in Cannes in the out-of-competition category, which usually features high-level films.

These films deserve the honor of being shown in Cannes, but do not necessarily meet the competition criteria.

Another movie in this category Top Gun: Maverick.


Stranger is one of 20 films in the “Special Look” category at Cannes 2022. Photo: See-Saw Films

Meanwhile, Thomas M. Wright is vying for a prize in the Un Certain Regard category for his crime thriller, Stranger.

This particular category is a reflection of the contemporary quality of world cinema and includes recordings from France and Italy.

Stranger, filmed in South Australia, starring Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Joel Edgerton (The boy is erased) as Henry and Mark, two strangers who meet and make friends.

But Henry doesn’t know that Mark is an experienced undercover officer working to convict Henry of unsolved murder.

The Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 17 to 28


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