Cannes Film Festival 2022: the five talents to watch

The Dardenne brothers, Cronenberg, Kore-eda… Alongside its regulars, the Cannes Film Festival does not forget its mission as talent scouts. Overview.

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He will lend his features to the “King”. At just 30 years old, the American Austin Butler will have the title role in the biopic event of the Australian Baz Luhrmann, “Elvis”.

Actor, singer and model, Austin Butler, who has been starring in Disney series since his teens, is one of Hollywood’s rising stars.

Latest evidence? His very noticeable appearance at the Met Gala, where he caused a sensation on the arm of model Kaia Gerber.

In addition to the series, he has acted in a dozen films including “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood” by Quentin Tarantino or even “The Dead Don’t Lie” by Jim Jarmusch.

It is one of the most anticipated films of this 75th edition and it is carried by an unknown person. At 31, filmmaker Lola Quivoron will present, out of competition, “Rodeo”, his first feature film. But beware, the general delegate Thierry Frémaux had warned, there will be no question of the urban rodeos which regularly make the headlines in the French suburbs.

The film features Julia, a young marginalized woman passionate about motorcycling, who will infiltrate a band of motorcycle enthusiasts. “cross-bitumen”.

Originally from the suburbs of Paris, the filmmaker was trained at the prestigious film school, La Fémis. Spotted for his short film “Away Baltimore”, selected in 2016 at the Locarno Festival, she has directed 4 short films. All shot in the suburbs of Paris.

After Abbas Kiarostami (Palme d’or in 1997 with “The Taste of Cherry”), Jafar Panahi and Asghar Farhadi, is the Iranian successor called Saeed Roustaee?

Revealed to the general public with “The Law of Tehran”a thrilling thriller set against an Iranian society ravaged by crack consumption, it arrives in Cannes directly in competition with “Leila’s Brothers”.

Filmed in the popular neighborhoods of Tehran, the film tells the story of a father who hid a few gold coins during an economic crisis. Only Leila, his daughter, knows the hiding place. But his brothers are desperate for these coins to solve their economic problems.

Born in August 1989 in a popular district of Tehran, the filmmaker belongs to the new guard of Iranian filmmakers. On his style, he claims a “social commitment to the class in which” he lives, he had declared to the daily “Shargh”adding that in his films, “nothing is symbolic”.

It is a passage behind the camera that will be scrutinized. South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae, 49, hero of the globally successful Netflix series, “Squid Game”will walk the Cannes red carpet for the first time as a director.

Presented out of competition, “Hunting”in which he also has one of the leading roles, is a political thriller set in the 1980s, against the backdrop of the invasion of South Korea by its northern neighbor.

Superstar in his country, Lee Jung-jae had already come to the Croisette in 2010 to present “The Housemaid” by director Im Sang-soo. By playing Seon Gi-hun, the No. 456 contestant of the games of “Squid Game”he gained international notoriety.

His portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg in “The Social Network” (2010) made him a star. At 38, Jesse Eisenberg, equally at home in blockbusters like “Zombieland” Where “Batman v Superman” by Zack Snyder than in more intimate films like “Vivarium” by Lorcan Finnegan, will present his first feature film “When You Finish Saving The World”in a parallel section.

In the program ? The explosive relationship between a politically engaged mother and her musician son in search of social media stardom, starring Julianne Moore.

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Cannes Film Festival 2022: the five talents to watch