One of the most prestigious film festivals in the world has just kicked off, and this year’s Cannes line-up is once again filled with stars and highly anticipated movies.
This year boasts the return of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, as well as the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling, among many other highlights.
Check out our list of the stars and films we’re keeping an eye out for at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
“The Lost River”
Ryan Gosling, one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men, recently took a step back from the spotlight, and this directorial debut is what he has to show for it. The modern fairytale uses the city of Detroit as a background and stars Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan and Matt Smith.
“Clouds of Sils Maria”
Kristen Stewart continues her tour of international festivals with the latest from director Olivier Assayas. Here, she plays an assistant to an actress (Juliette Binoche), whose most famous role is about to be remade by an upcoming starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz).
After being pushed from last year’s award season, Bennett Miller’s (“Moneyball,” “Capote”) stranger-than-fiction tale of a schizophrenic billionaire (Steve Carell) and two Olympic wrestler brothers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) will screen for the first time at Cannes.
Robert Pattinson is pulling double duty in Cannes. First, there’s this near-future crime thriller, set in the Outback. Pattinson plays a gang member who gets left behind when his group steals a truck from the wrong man (Guy Pearce). “The Rover” comes from director David Michôd, who previously helmed the brilliant “Animal Kingdom.”
“Maps to the Stars”
RPatz also has his second film with his “Cosmopolis” director David Cronenberg at this year’s fest. Expect another twisted tale from the film icon, especially since we’ve already seen a trailer that involves even more limo sex from Pattinson.
Aside from looking plain gorgeous, the second feature film from director Tommy Lee Jones is highly anticipated as a follow-up to his underappreciated “Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.” Hilary Swank stars as a pioneer woman in charge of transporting three mental patients from Nebraska to Iowa.
The Cannes Film Festival begins today and continues through May 25.