Cannes Predictions: From Tarantino to Malick, Americans Should Be Well Represented

  • Variety
Cannes Predictions: From Tarantino to Malick, Americans Should Be Well Represented
The lineup for the Cannes Film Festival won’t be officially unveiled until April 18, but early indications suggest that Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and Kristen Stewart thriller “Against All Enemies” will all make their world premieres on the Croisette in May.

If Cannes director Thierry Frémaux is able to snag those three films, the French festival will already be looking at a starrier and potentially more glamorous edition than last year, when a combination of factors — a royal wedding, an industry-led embargo on Netflix movies, and the perception that fall festivals serve as better launchpads for Oscar hopefuls — led to one of the most underwhelming Cannes competition slates in years. The program itself wasn’t bad, but light on English-language fare and established directors, meaning that for the majority of American press, there literally wasn’t much to write home about.
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