Canadian Stories at Cannes 2024

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Canadian talent will shine brighter than ever at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, taking place from May 14 to 24, 2024! With films, coproductions, and immersive projects in the spotlight –and an impressive delegation of more than 300 Canadians – it’s our biggest Cannes presence in 12 years!

With projects in official competition and selections in the parallel Directors’ Fortnight and Critics’ Week sections, Canada’s stories reflect our diversity and artistic excellence, from emerging talent to iconic directors alike.

Filmmaker Xavier Dolan (who took home the Cannes Jury prize a decade ago) will be back on the croisette to lead this year’s Un Certain Regard jury.

On the market side, we’ve also got lots of talent to showcase at the Marché du Film (featuring 27 Canadian titles), enabling Canadian film professionals to connect with potential partners, develop new projects and explore opportunities to collaborate on an international scale.

Official Competition

Ali Abbasi’s The Apprentice

With Canadian producer Dan Bekerman, this Canada-Ireland-Denmark coproduction “charts a young Donald Trump’s ascent to power” and will make its world premiere at Cannes.

David Cronenberg’s The Shrouds

In its world premiere, this Canada-France coproduction marks legendary Canadian filmmaker Cronenberg’s seventh official Cannes selection! This thriller stars Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger, and Guy Pearce.

Out of Competition

Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson’s Rumours

Set at a G7 summit and starring Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander, Takehiro Hiro, and Canadian Roy Dupuis, this Canada-Germany coproduced comedy follows world leaders who get lost in the woods.

Directors’ Fortnight

Matthew Rankin’s Universal Language (Une langue universelle)

This surreal comedy makes its world premiere, as Massoud leads a group of confused tourists through Winnipeg.

In Competition - Short Fims

Alison McAlpine’s Perfectly a Strangeness (Une parfaite étrangeté)

Immersive Competition

Mathieu Pradat’s The Roaming

Dorotea Saykaly and Emil Dam Seibel’s TELOS I  (Sweden-Canada-Denmark)

Critics’ Week

Beza Hailu Lemma’s Alazar  (Ethiopia-France-Canada)

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