Cannes Film Festival: Tom Cruise, Patrouille de France … The crazy preview of Top Gun

FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2022. It’s the second day of the Cannes Film Festival! Discover the program of the festivities but also the most beautiful photos of the stars on the red carpet.

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  • The Cannes Film Festival continues! After a very well-attended opening ceremony hosted by Virginie Efira and a first day that honored Tom Cruise and Top Gun 2a day dedicated to films in competition awaits us this Wednesday.
  • Which stars on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet this May 19, 2022 ? The climb of the stairs at 6 p.m. is tuned to the film Armageddon Time by James Gray. The American director will be present on the red carpet and probably part of his team including Jeremy Strong (Succession) and Anne Hathaway (Interstellar). The presence of Anthony Hopkins, also in the credits, at Cannes is more uncertain, however.
  • Find the photos of the red carpet but also the latest information on the Cannes Film Festival 2022 below.


09:22 – The Patrouille de France flew over the Palais des Festivals yesterday

This is without a doubt one of the striking sequences of this Cannes Film Festival 2022. When climbing the steps of the team of Top Gun Maverickthe pilots of the Patrouille de France flew over the Palais des Festivals, in tight formation and released blue-white-red swirls, in tribute to the preview of the film where Tom Cruise plays a daredevil pilot. The American star did not shy away from her pleasure, just like a visibly impressed Jennifer Connelly. Something to celebrate the return of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell to the cinema after 36 years of absence as it should be.

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The Cannes Film Festival lifted the veil on its official selection on April 14, 2022. Cut! by Michel Hazanavicius opens the event on May 17, 2022. Among the films that will be screened on the Croisette this year are Top Gun 2 with a tribute to Tom Cruise, but also Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, both out of competition. Several recognized filmmakers will try to win the Palme d’Or, such as David Cronenberg, the Dardenne brothers, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin or even James Gray and Park Chan-Wook.

Films in competition :

  • holy spider by Ali Abbasi
  • The Almond Trees by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
  • The crimes of the future by David Cronenberg
  • Tori and Lokita by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
  • Stars at noon by Claire Denis
  • Brother and sister by Arnaud Desplechin
  • Close by Lukas Dhont
  • Armageddon Time by James Gray
  • broker by Hirokazu Kore-Eda
  • Nostalgia by Mario Martone
  • nmr by Cristian Mungiu
  • The triangle of sadness by Ruben Ostlund
  • Decision to leave by Park Chan-Wook
  • Showing-up by Kelly Reichardt
  • Leila’s brothers by Saeed Roustaee
  • Boy from Heaven by Tarik Saleh
  • Tchaikovsky’s wife by Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Eo by Jerzy Skolimowski
  • The Otto Mountain by Charlotte Vandermeersch, Felix Van Groeningen
  • A little brother by Leonor Serraille
  • Torment on the Islands by Albert Serra

Films presented out of competition:

  • Top Gun 2: Maverick by Joseph Kosinsky
  • Elvis by Baz Luhrmann
  • November by Cedric Jimenez
  • Three thousand years of longing (Three thousand years waiting for you) by George Miller
  • Masquerade by Nicolas Bedos
  • the innocent by Louis Garrel

Films presented in the Un certain regard selection:

  • The worst by Lisa Akoka and Romane Gueret
  • metronom by Alexandru Belc
  • Back to Seoul by Davy Chou
  • Sick of myself by Kristoffer Borgli
  • Domingo y la niebla (Domingo and the Mist) by Ariel Escalante Meza
  • Map 75 by Chie Hayakawa
  • Beast by Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
  • Bodice by Marie Kreutzer
  • butterfly vision by Maksim Nakonechnyi
  • Godland from Hlynur Palmason
  • Rodeo by Lola Quivoron
  • joyland by Saim Sadiq
  • The Stranger by Thomas Wright
  • Silent Twins by Agnieszka Smocynska
  • More than ever by Emily Atef
  • Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj
  • The blue of the Caftan by Maryam Touzani
  • Harka by Lotfy Nathan

Cannes Premiere selection:

  • Our brothers by Rachid Bouchareb
  • Esterno Notte (Nightfall) by Marco Bellocchio
  • Dodo by Panos H. Koutras
  • Irma Vep by Olivier Assayas
  • Don Juan by Serge Bozon
  • The night of 12 by Dominik Moll
  • Chronicle of a temporary liaison by Emmanuel Mouret

Cannes Film Festival 2022 Special Screenings and Midnight Screenings

  • All that breathes by Shaunak Sen
  • The Natural History of destruction by Sergei Loznitsa
  • Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in Mind by Ethan Coen
  • mi pais imaginario by Patricio Guzmán Chile
  • The wanderers by Doroteya Drumeva
  • Women’s response by Marie Perennes, Simon Depardon
  • Restaurants in Vento by Tiago Guedes
  • Little Nicolas: what are we waiting for to be happy? by Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre France
  • Hunt by Lee Jung-Jae (midnight session)
  • Moonage Daydream by Brett Morgen (midnight session)
  • Smoking makes you cough by Quentin Dupieux (midnight screening)
  • rebel by Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah (midnight screening)

What dates for the Cannes Film Festival 2022?

The Cannes Film Festival 2022 resumes its usual dates after having had to organize its last edition at the beginning of the summer. The 75th edition of the event takes place from May 17 to May 28, 2022, dates favored by the organizers of the event for many years.

For its 75th edition, the Cannes Film Festival has decided to highlight the film Truman Show with Jim Carey. In a press release, the organizers specified: “The Cannes Film Festival takes note of the end of a world to apprehend it again, specified the organizers in the press release which accompanied the revelation of this poster. Climate crisis , humanitarian disasters, armed conflicts: there are many reasons for concern. As in 1939 and then in 1946, Cannes reaffirms its conviction that art and cinema are places of reflection and contribute to the reinvention of the world.”

If it is the stars who make the news at the Cannes Film Festival, it is possible for everyone to participate in the Cannes Film Festival… under certain conditions. Indeed, access to the event is reserved primarily for film professionals and journalists who must be accredited. But cinephiles aged 18 to 28 can also hope to discover films screened on the Croisette thanks to the “Three days in Cannes” pass. We detail how to register and get accredited in detail below:

  • Cinema professionals (administrations, artistic agencies, press officers, actors, film commissions, cinema communication and marketing, distribution, exhibitors, film school students, cultural institutions, musicians, producers, directors, technicians, etc. ) can get accredited by going to their personal space on the official festival website. Do not forget to attach proof of your profession to have access to the event. Click here for more information.
  • Cinephiles and educational groups can also request access to the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the “Cannes Cinéphile” program. It’s necessary submit a request hereby attaching supporting documents according to your status (school certificates for school groups, identity documents, cover letter for film students and members of a cultural association, etc.). Click here for more information.
  • The “Three Days in Cannes” accreditation allows cinephiles aged 18 to 28 to participate in the event for three days, and to discover films from the official selection and a dedicated program. To apply for accreditation, you must provide with your request an identity document, a photo ID, a cover letter and a letter detailing his professional project (optional). Click here for more information.

On April 26, 2022, the Cannes Film Festival lifted the veil on the 2022 jury. It is chaired by French actor Vincent Lindon and made up of Rebecca Hall, Deepika Padukone, Noomi Rapace, Jasmine Trinca, Asghar Farhadi, Ladj Ly , Jeff Nichols and finally Joachim Trier. They have the heavy task of judging the films in competition and awarding the various prizes at the Cannes Film Festival this year, including the prestigious Palme d’Or. As for the jury of the Un Certain regard competition, it is chaired by Valeria Golino and composed of Debra Granik, Joanna Kulig, Benjamin Biolay and finally Edgar Ramirez.

The film that won the Palme d’Or at the last Cannes Film Festival is Titanium by French director and screenwriter Julia Ducournau. It was the first time that a woman won, alone, a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Jane Campion had previously won the ultimate award for The piano lesson tied with Chen Kaige, who had directed Adieu ma concubine.

  • Palme d’or 2021: Titanium by the Frenchwoman Julia Ducournau
  • Grand Jury Prize 2021: A hero Iranian Asghar Farhadi and Compartment No. 6 by Finn Juho Kuosmanen
  • Jury Prize 2021: Ha’berech (Ahed’s Knee), in French) by the Israeli Nadav Lapid and Memoria by Thai Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • 2021 Best Actor Award: American Caleb Landry Jones, for his role in Nitram from the Australian by Justin Kurzel
  • 2021 Directing Award: Frenchman Leos Carax, for the film Annette
  • 2021 screenplay prize: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, for Drive my Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • 2021 Best Actress Award: Norwegian Renate Reinsve, for her role in Verdens verste menneske (Julie (in 12 chapters)in French) by Joachim Trier
  • 2021 Camera d’Or Prize: Murina by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
  • 2021 Short Film Palme d’Or: tian xia wu ya (All the crows in the world, in French) by Tang Yi. Note that the jury awarded a special mention to Ceu de Agosto (August Skyin French) by Jasmin Tenucci.

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Cannes Film Festival: Tom Cruise, Patrouille de France … The crazy preview of Top Gun