The 11 Releases Set To Rule The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

In David Cronenberg’s deeply disturbing body-horror film—which the auteur himself expects to prompt walkouts at Cannes—Viggo Mortensen plays a performance artist whose organs are undergoing a metamorphosis. Lending support are Léa Seydoux as his glamorous partner and Kristen Stewart as an investigator who is obsessively tracking their movements.

Three Thousand Years of Longing

Before returning to the Mad Max franchise (this time, with Anya Taylor-Joy in the driver’s seat), George Miller helmed this fantasy epic, casting Tilda Swinton as a lonely academic and Idris Elba as a djinn who offers her three wishes. Will she choose wisely?

Triangle of Sadness

Pitch-black comedies are something of a speciality for Ruben Östlund (Force MajeureThe Square), who’s back with his strangest satire yet: The tale of a supermodel power couple (Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean) who board a luxury cruise ship, unaware of the fact that its Marxist captain is planning to turn the tables on its passengers.

Decision to Leave

This beguiling mystery following a detective (Park Hae-il) who becomes enamored with the prime suspect of his murder investigation (Tang Wei) marks South Korean master Park Chan-wook’s first big-screen project since 2016’s ravishing The Handmaiden. Expect painterly cinematography, a haunting score, simmering sexual tension, and twists galore.

Armageddon Time

An intimate coming-of-age story set in ’80s Queens, James Gray’s semi-autobiographical saga sees Banks Repeta take on the role of a schoolboy who has a run-in with the Trump family. Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong are his parents, and Anthony Hopkins his grizzled grandfather.

War Pony

Two boys (Jojo Bapteise Whiting and LaDainian Crazy Thunder) grapple with identity, loss, and modern notions of masculinity while growing up in the U.S.’s Pine Ridge Reservation in Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s spirited directorial debut. Inspired by real events, it promises to be a moving study of marginalized communities pursuing the American Dream.