The competition event among the best movies of the Cannes film festival 2021 has already been knocking at the door. This most-coveted fest program is going to take place from July 6 to 17 at the Palais De Festival Center in Cannes of France. Spike Lee, the American filmmaker, will lead the juries in competition while Andrea Arnold, the British filmmaker will be the head of Un Certain Regard. The program will be live from its opening day on TV Festival De Cannes, and its YouTube, and Dailymotion channels.
The festival will launch with ‘Annette’ of the french director Leos Carax. This musical movie comes up with screenplay by Ron Mael and Russell Mael of Sparks. This film features the music of the pop band Sparks where the protagonist characters Marion Cotillard plays a stand-up comedian where Adam Driver plays an opera singer. They discover that their two-year-old baby girl has born with an unusual gift that is completely changing their lives.
This comedy-drama will likely delight the French with three different storylines about a fictional American newspaper staff. The casts are full of celebrities including Timothee Chalamet, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Saoirse Ronan.
The eccentric filmmaker Wes Anderson made this film getting inspired by his love for an American weekly magazine ‘The New Yorker’. This movie depicts the freedom of the press as well as the significant connection of a reporter with the worldwide phenomena.
The ever-controversial Dutch director Paul Verhoeven appears this time with ‘Benedetta’. This film, based on the non-fiction novel ‘Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy’ written by Judith C. Brown, portrays the unorthodox love affair of a nun through a national revolution. The Belgian actress Virginie Efira stars the title role. In this movie, Verhoeven engaged some crew members of his previous films. Interestingly, Verhoeven himself along with David Birke wrote the screenplay of Benedetta’.
Bergman Island is written and directed by the French filmmaker Mia Henson Love. Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps star in this comedy-drama. The theme is an American filmmaking couple embarks on a summer trip to an island on the Baltic Sea of Faro. The island is famous for the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Burgman as he shot most of his iconic films there. Even he lived and died on that island.
The screenplay of Bergman Island shows how the couple naturally loses their grip during the filmmaking. Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie are also in this artistically made film within a film.
Already Palme D’or winner in 2010, the Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul will come up with his first English language film Memoria. Tilda Swinton, the executive producer of the film, plays a Scottish tourist who encounters supernatural activities during the visit to her sister in Columbia. As the ending day of the festival matches with this Weerasethakul’s birthday, another Palme D’or will be a surprising gift for him. Speaking of the movie, he gave a hint of a great twist.
Whereabouts of a young woman, a medical experiment, some automobile crimes, and cold movement of a mid-aged man; that’s all filled up within this horror movie. The plot is not straightforward like the previous films of the French film director Julia Docounau.
Eventually, this film is getting lots of vibes and curiosities. Nathalie Boyer, Agathe Rousselle, and Vincent Lindon will be seen in this mysterious and compelling background. Julia is best known for her first feature film ‘Raw’ which won the International Federation of Film Critics prize.
This British drama film has been made based on the novel Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift. The background is England after World War I where a love story is developed in a single-day drama. Jane, played by Odessa Young, secretly plans to meet her lover starred by Josh O’Connor. Colin Firth and Olivia Colman are also in the movie directed by the French director Eva Husson. The screenplay was written by the British playwright Alice Birch.
‘Cow’ is a close-up portrait of the daily life of a regular dairy cow. The English filmmaker Andrea Arnold has made this masterpiece by exploring the challenges of the lives of this domestic animal and its great service to us. She is considered as a regular Cannes director and already won an Oscar in 2005 for her short film Wasp. BBC Film and Doc Society have sponsored the endeavor which is set to premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2021.
After the successful presentation of Irreversible, Love, Climax, and Lux Aeterna in Cannes, the Argentine filmmaker Gasper Noe is going to bring a documentary-style film Vortex this time. The film revolves around the last days of an elderly couple as they gradually keep forgetting everything. The casts are the Iconic Italian director Dario Argento, Francoise Lebrun, and Alex Lutz. It is considered to set a new dimension in the horror genre. This Noe film will undoubtedly create a big buzz like his previous ones.
Sean Baker has made his name as the favorite indie filmmaker after his great achievement in The Florida Project. This pitch-black American comedy tells the story of a porn star who is no longer as famous as before. He goes back to his hometown expecting open arms reception. But he realized soon that he doesn’t belong there anymore. Bree Elrod and Suxanna Son have acted in the film while Simon Rex plays the main character. Baker himself and Chris Bergoch have written the screenplay together like the previous hit films.
These are just a glimpse of the best movies of Cannes Film Festival 2021. There are more surprising motion pictures including independent films and some classics. It is obvious that the World is going to encounter some amazing screenplays that will lead the future movie genres.