Films In The Running For Cannes' Top Prize

CANNES (Pakistan Point News / Online - 19th May, 2019) From a zombie flick starring Iggy Pop to a tale of Chinese gangsters who decide to take over a city, these are the films vying for the top prize at the Cannes film festival which starts this week:Once Upon a Time in HollywoodOnce Upon a Time in Hollywod. Photo: Varietyn Tarantino apparently slaved for four months straight in the editing room to get his odyssey through Tinseltown's darkest year in as a late entry for Cannes.

This panorama of 1969 has Brad Pitt as the stunt double to Western star Leonardo Di Caprio and takes in everything from Bruce Lee to the sinister tale of cult leader Charles Manson. Margot Robbie plays actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered by Manson's followers.The Dead Don't DieThe poster for Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy claims to have a "cast to wake the dead" and they are not kidding. Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez and Chloe Sevigny star in the opening film alongside musicians Iggy Pop, Tom Waits and RZA.

US indie icon Jarmusch scored a low-key triumph with last film Paterson also starring Driver which also premiered at Cannes, but this could make the leap to the multiplexes.Sorry We Missed YouHaving won the Palme d'Or two years ago with I, Daniel Blake, which showed the devastation caused by austerity in Britain, veteran director Ken Loach is back with an indictment of the gig economy.Written by his long-time collaborator Paul Laverty, it is the story of another Newcastle family battling debt since the 2008 financial crisis who hope to turn a corner when the father becomes a self-employed delivery driver.

A Hidden LifeTwo decades after The Thin Red Line, American master Terrence Malick returns to World War II with a haunting story of a German conscientious objector guillotined by the Nazis in 1943.Goosepimples also seem guaranteed with the final screen performances of the late actors Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz of Downfall and Wings of Desire fame.It is the first time Malick has premiered a film at Cannes since he won the Palme d'Or with The Tree of Life in 2011.

ParasiteKorean master Bong Joon-ho of Okja and Snowpiercer fame is another Cannes regular, famous for his dark, gripping, genre-bending creations. This time he tells a tragicomic tale of a poor family's obsession with a rich one after their son gets a job as a tutor to the daughter of a wealthy industrialist.The tale has echoes of another South Korean movie, Burning, which became an arthouse hit last year after showing at