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Nicole Kidman set to rule Cannes with four titles

  • Published at 09:53 pm April 13th, 2017
Nicole Kidman set to rule Cannes with four titles
With four titles, The Killing of a Sacred Dear, The Beguiled, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Top of the Lake, the Australian actress sets to be a frequent face at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The Oscar winning actress will definitely need to bring a few red carpet looks to Cannes this year. The festival director Thierry Fremaux revealed the feature films which are chosen for the official selection of the 70th edition of the festival on Thursday. Kidman stars in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer alongside Colin Farrell, which is screening in the main competition. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is also in competition which stars Kidman and Farrell again, alongside Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning. The actress also stars in How to Talk Girls at Parties, a sci-fi film directed by John Cameron Mitchell based on a Neil Gaiman short story. Finally, she will be also seen in the second season of Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s acclaimed TV drama, which will be screened in Cannes as a special event. The 70th edition of the festival will be opened with Marion Cotillard starring French drama Ismael’s Ghosts, diretced by Arnaud Desplechin. A total of 18 films will be in competition at the festival this year, including Yorgos Lanthimos’s follow-up to The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Julianne Moore in Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck, Joaquin Phoenix in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, along with new films by François Ozon, Bong Joon-ho and Michael Haneke. Adam Sandler will also be making his first Cannes appearance since 2002, among the cast of Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories. Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the cast of Bong Joon-ho’s Okja. Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories mark the first films produced by Netflix to premiere in-competition at the festival. Elsewhere, two episodes of David Lynch’s eagerly anticipated Twin Peaks reboot will be screened during special presentations.