Cannes Lineup: Usual Suspects

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup, boosting the number of female filmmakers in official selection to 13, four of whom will compete for the Palme d’Or. The number of Americans is also up, including Terrence Malick (“A Hidden Life”), Ira Sachs (Isabelle Huppert starrer “Frankie”), and director Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die,”which was previously announced as the opening night film. Other high-profile films in the lineup include Pedro Almodóvar’s “Pain and Glory,” now playing in Spanish cinemas, and new films from past Palme d’Or winners Ken Loach (“Sorry We Missed You”), who has competed 13 times before, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (“The Young Ahmed”). The Belgian brothers have won Cannes’ top honor twice before, returning now with a film about the immigrant experience. “The Traitor”marks Italian director Marco Bellocchio’s seventh time in competition.

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