2022 Cannes Film Festival

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July 5, 2022

The 75th Cannes Film Festival was held from May 17 to May 28, 2022 at the Palais des Congrès et des Festivals in Cannes. French actor Vincent Lindon was invited to lead the festival and to be the president of the competition film jury. The role of the host of the opening and closing gala was played by the Belgian actress Virginie Efira.

The 2022 festival

The date announced for the next festival at the awards gala of the 74th Cannes festival was modified by the management of the event in a Twitter message two days later; the screening of the film will take place a week later, in the usual period, in the second half of May. The application deadline was February 15, 2022 for feature films, March 1 for Cinef school films, and March 5 for short films. The section previously known as Cinéfondation received a new name in 2022: in the future it will become Jeune Cinéma (in Hungarian approx.: "young cinema", "young film"), the element directly affecting the festival, and the former Selection (La Sélection) will henceforth It is called Cinef (La Cinef). The scope of tasks, organization, selection and award process have not changed. 2022. On March 1st, the management of the festival announced in a statement that due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as a sign of solidarity with the country suffering the aggression, in 2022 neither an official Russian delegation nor a person or body connected to the Russian government will be accepted at the event, unless the aggressor In the meantime, the war will not end under conditions that satisfy the Ukrainian people. Also as an event related to the war, the documentary Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravičius was included in the program of special screenings at the last minute. With the news of the Russian invasion, the Lithuanian filmmaker returned to Ukraine to find the people he met and filmed in 2014-15. On April 2, while he was trying to escape in his car from the besieged Mariupol, he was killed by the Russian army. His fiancee, Hanna Bilobrova, who accompanied him on his trip, brought home the material shot there, which was compiled with the director's previous work, French actress and film editor Dounia Sichov. 2022. on March 15, the first feature film of the festival was announced, that Joseph Kosinski's long-awaited work, Top Gun: Maverick, which was released several years late due to filming difficulties and the Covid-19 pandemic, will be shown in the official selection, out of competition, which was released on May 25 will be screened before the premiere in France, and that the main character of the film, Tom Cruise, will also be coming to the festival city. The premiere of Baz Luhrmann's biographical drama Elvis was also held at the festival. The director, Austin Butler, was present on the red carpet and at the screening before the premiere in the company of Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge. Festival president Pierre Lescure and Chief Commissioner Thierry Frémaux presented it as part of the official selection of the 75th anniversary festival on April 14, 2022 in a press conference. feature films at the UGC Normandie cinema in Paris. At the same time, it was announced that the opening film of the event, Michel Hazanavicius Coupez! The jury president of the festival's competition program and the eight members of the feature film jury were introduced on April 26, 2022. The appointment of the president took place unusually late, only three weeks before the start of the event, which - according to the leaked news - was due to the fact that the originally planned Penélope Cruz was unable to attend due to an appointment, the same was the case with Marion Cotillard; and Aszhar Farhadi, who was also mentioned, in the meantime, e.g