Europe 1 with AFP 12:05 p.m., April 14, 2022

For the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, the films of David Cronenberg, James Gray and the Dardenne brothers are among the 18 films in competition.

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, who has left his country, is also on the list. 

The official selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2022 is unveiled this Thursday.

The latest films by David Cronenberg, James Gray, the Dardenne brothers and even Ruben Östlund will be in the running for the Palme d'Or in May, announced the general delegate of the Cannes festival, Thierry Frémaux during the presentation press conference.

A total of 18 films have been announced for the most prestigious film competition in the world, including three from female directors: the French Claire Denis and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, and the American Kelly Reichardt.

Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov, who has left his country, is also on the list. 

A few weeks ago, the board of directors of the Cannes festival elected a new president, Iris Knobloch.

Former president of Warner Bros France, the German will take the reins of the festival next year and will thus become the first woman to hold this position.

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