Cannes Film Festival is a time of year that brings together the world’s most talented people to celebrate red carpet fashion, art, and (obviously) films. Once everyone is done admiring each other’s beautiful outfits, talk turns to the films on show. There are a lot of stunning and shocking movies from around the world, but this year, there are a few movies that are on the tip of everyone’s tongues. These are the six films that have both celebrities and critics buzzing.
You Were Never Really Here
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola
Plot: A tortured war veteran is hired to rescue the teenage daughter of a politician from a sex trafficking ring.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell
Plot: A wounded soldier is cared for by an all-girls boarding school in the rural South, and his presence stirs up tension amongst the ladies.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun
Plot: Mija doesn’t know that her best friend, a super pig named Okja, is actually a genetically engineered animal that has been created to be a more sustainable food source.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Cory Michael Smith, Michelle Williams
Plot: In parallel tales, a girl from 1927 and a boy from 1977 both escape their surroundings to head to New York in search of answers and adventure.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi
Plot: After a heist gone wrong, a bank robber attempts to escape the authorities and rescue his brother from jail.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone
Plot: A successful heart surgeon invites a teenage boy into his family, but must face dire consequences when the teen turns sinister.
Each of the films is intriguing in its own way, which will make it hard to choose which to see first. So which film are you most excited to see?