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7 Exciting Movies Premiering At The 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Aside from dazzling fashion and star-studded red carpets, Cannes Film Festival is known to screen some of the most exciting and interesting films of the year.

These movies are watched by an audience and jury of the biggest names in the film industries across the world to be evaluated and awarded with the prestigious Palme d’Or honour. The 75th edition of the festival is packed with movie titles that the world has been anticipating for a long time. Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to his 1986 hit Top Gun, premiered to a six-minute long standing ovation, that caused him to break into happy tears. Six Indian films have also been selected to be screened at the festival. Here are some of the most exciting and anticipated films premiering at the Cannes film festival this year…


Nearly 10 years after his last movie The Great Gatsby, Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann is back with the biopic of the King of Rock N’ Roll. The movie follows the life and rise of Elvis Presley, focusing on his relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Actor Austin Butler is going to play the titular singer, with Tom Hanks as Parker.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

One of the six Indian-language films selected to premiere at the festival this year, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has been directed, written, and produced by actor R. Madhavan, who also stars as the lead in it. The movie is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer who was falsely accused of espionage.

Armageddon Time

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Director James Gray’s semi-autobiographical film stars Anne Hathaway, Succession’s Jeremy Strong, Banks Repeta, and Anthony Hopkins. The story is set in 1980s New York and is going to be a coming-of-age story that highlights the strength of family.


The winner of the 2018 Palme d’Or Hirokazu Koreeda is back with a heartwarming story about the concept of baby boxes in South Korea. People can place newborn babies anonymously in these baby boxes to be cared for by others. The movie stars Parasite actor Song Kang-ho and marks the big-screen debut of singer IU.

Crimes of the Future

David Cronenberg, often called the originator of the ‘body horror’ genre, returns to what he does best, ie. disturbing body horror, with this one. Cronenberg has already admitted that he expects a lot of walkouts during the movie’s screening so you can expect the absolute most from the director. The movie stars Viggo Mortensen as a performance artist whose organs are undergoing a metamorphosis, Lea Seydoux as his partner, and Kristen Stewart as an investigator who is tracking the artist.

Final Cut

French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, whose film The Artist is the only French film to ever win an Oscar for Best Picture, has made a remake of the 2017 Japanese film One Cut of the Dead. The zombie comedy revolves around a crew that is remaking the film depicted in the original Japanese version.

The Stars at Noon

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This adaptation of Denis Johnson’s novel of the same name by French film director Claire Denis stars Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn, and John C. Reilly. Set in 1980s Nicaragua, the story follows an American journalist who falls in love with a British businessman and gets caught up in a revolution.