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The star-studded Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday 17 May 2022, to celebrate all things world-class films, actors, directors and crew behind the scenes.

Last year’s event took place in July, after being postponed to allow for an in-person party during the pandemic. The 2021 event came after the festival was completely canceled the previous year due to Covid-19.

Now, the red carpet is back, with the event running in southern France until Saturday 28 May.

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Since its inception in 1946, the festival has been known for its unforgettable moments, from Princess Diana donning a light blue tulle Catherine Walker gown in 1987 to Cate Blanchett and more participating in the #MeToo protest in 2018.

The 2021 party paved the way for more unforgettable moments, like a movie screening Allen – The movie about Celine Dion’s life that brought down the house – with actor Adam Driver smoking a cigarette to his standing ovation at the long-running Cannes Festival.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, from the red carpet to the not-to-be-missed moments:

When is the Cannes Film Festival 2022?

This year’s event kicks off on Tuesday 17 May and runs through Saturday 28 May.

Where will the Cannes Film Festival 2022 be held?

As always, the iconic calendar event will be hosted in the resort town of Cannes, on the French Riviera.

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Who are the stars that will be honored at the Cannes Film Festival?

A group of A-list celebrities will be showing their films at Cannes, including Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong, who all participated in Armageddon timing, as well Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba co-stars Three thousand years of longing.

Michelle Williams, the heroine of another Richardt movie, showalong with Hong Chau and André 3000. Not to mention that Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen star in future crimeswhich will also be shown at the ceremony.

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Who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival?

At the opening ceremony, Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker will receive the prestigious Palme d’Or for life. Previous winners include Jodie Foster, Jane Morrow, Bernardo Bertolucci, Manuel de Oliveira, Jane Fonda and Agnes Varda.

Whitaker made his debut at Cannes in 1988 and won “Best Actor” for his acclaimed role in Clint Eastwood. birdwhich he saw playing saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker.

He said in a previous statement: “Thirty-four years ago, attending Cannes for the first time changed my life, and assured me that I had made the right decision to dedicate myself to finding connection in humanity through film.

“It is always an honor to come back to this beautiful festival to showcase my own work, and to draw inspiration from so many of the world’s greatest artists – and I am extremely proud to celebrate it as part of the festival’s 75th anniversary.”

For peacea film about South Sudan, which sees young women and men’s determination to refuse to give up peace while surrounded by conflict and a country at war with itself, will also be shown privately during the festival.

What are the most iconic red carpet moments at the Cannes Film Festival?

There’s a lot to name, however, and we’ve compiled a selection of memorable moments from the occasion over the decades here.

Who could forget that in 1987 the late Princess Diana arrived at the festival with Prince Charles in a blue Catherine Walker dress? Years earlier in 1957, Elizabeth Taylor attended the event with Mike Todd wearing a stunning tiara.

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Brigitte Bardot, who was only 19 years old, had her hair braided by Kirk Douglas on the beach at the 1953 Cannes Film Festival. And in 1991 Madonna paired the top of her signature metallic bodice with a duvet cover.

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In 2005, Natalie Portman wore a shaved head on the red carpet following her role in V for revenge. Fast forward to 2010 and Cate Blanchett stunned in an Alexander McQueen dress as a tribute to the late designer, who passed away in February of that year.

A company spokesman said at the time People: The dress was chosen and personally selected by Mr. McQueen and his team for Mrs. Blanchett. It has been specially designed for Mrs. Blanchett.

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For the celebrity couple’s moments, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin had their big PDA moment in 2013, while ex-husband Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attended the event in 2008, the latter wearing a floor-length, floor-length dress while pregnant with their twins, Knox and Vivienne.

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What films are in the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2022?

The official lineup is a group of stars, famous directors and fresh talents. Here you will find a complete list:

Opening Night Film (Out of Competition)

z by Michael Hazanavicius


disaster Time for James Gray

boy from heaven Written by Tariq Saleh

mediator By Kore-Eda Hirokazu

Close by Lukas Dhont

future crimes by David Cronenberg

Decision to leave by Park Chan-wook

Io by Jerzy Skolimowski

Frere et Soeur by Arnaud Desplechin

Holy spider by Ali Abbasi

Laila’s brothers Written by Saeed Rustai

les amanders by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

nostalgic mario marton

show by Kelly Richart

stars at noon by Claire Dennis

Tchakovsky’s wife by Kirill Serebrenkov

sadness triangle by Robin Ostlund

Tori and Lukita by Jean-Pierre et Luc Daradenne

RMN by Christian Mungiu


All the people I’ll never be by Davy Chu

Monster Written by Riley Kog and Gina Gammell

hot days by Emin Alper

see butterfly by Maxim Naconcini

corsage by Marie Kreutzer

Domingo and the middle by Ariel Escalante Meza

Goodland by Hlynur Palmason

Joyland by Saim Sadiq

Les Peres By Liz Akoca and Roman Guerrett

metronom by Alexandru Belek

75 . plan by Hayakawa Chie

Rodeo by Lola Kevoron

A psychopath by Christopher Burgli

The silent twins by Agnieszka Smocynska

the stranger by Thomas M. Wright

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It all breathes by Chunak Sin

Jerry Lee Lewis: A problem with the mind by Ethan Coen

The natural history of destruction by Sergey Loznitsa

Cannes premieres

Dudu by Panos H. Koutras

Irma Vape by Olivier Assayas

nightfall by Marco Bellocchio

Noss Frangens by Rachid Bouchareb

out of competition

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann

Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos

November by Cedric Jimenez

Three thousand years of longing by George Miller

Top Gun: Maverick by Joseph Kosinski

midnight shows

Chase by Lee Jong Jae

Daydream Monaj by Brett Morgan

Smoking makes you cough by Quentin Dubeux

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