After two years, Cannes is final back and, is rolling out its red carpet once again, celebrating its 75th anniversary.
To celebrate the occasion, here’s the top ten European nominee movies that critics claim to be must-sees.
CORSAGE by Marie Kreutzer
Corsage tells the story of Empress Elizabeth of Austria, who is idolized for her beauty and renowned for inspiring fashion trends. In 1877 Christmas Empress turns 40 and is officially deemed an old woman she starts trying to maintain her public image.
THE SILENT TWINS by Agnieszka Smoczynka
MARIUPOLIS 2 by Mantas Kvedaravicius
The movie consists of footage the documentary maker had filmed in Mariupol before his death. Kvendaravicius also made ‘Mariupolis’ in 2016, about life in the Ukrainian city under the shadow of the conflict with Russia
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont
Close is a movie about friendship and responsibility and tells the story of two 13-year-old boys who are close friends, but who grow apart after their relationship is questioned.
RODEO by Lola Quivoron
In Rodeo, Julia gets by on all kinds of scams, and has an overpowering, almost feral passion for motorcycles. One summer’s day, she encounters a clique of young dirt bike riders and infiltrates their clandestine, masculine world. Until an accident undermines her position within the group.
TCHAIKOVSKY’S WIFE by Kirill Serebrennikov
Tchaikovsky’s Wife, a film that shows the tumultuous relationship between Pyotr Tchaikovsky, the most famous Russian composer of all time, and his wife Antonina Miliukova.
AFTERSUN by Charlotte Wells
The story of Sophie’s reflection on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.
SICK OF MYSELF by Kristoffer Borgli
This Norwegian- Swedish production shows us the story of Signe and Thomas. The two are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.
ONE FINE MORNING by Mia Hansen-Løve
One Fine Morning is about a young woman who has a father suffering from neurodegenerative disease, and lives with her eight-year-old daughter. While struggling to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into a friend who although being in a relationship, embarks an affair.
MEN by Alex Garland
This horror by British director Garland, is about A young woman who goes on a solo holiday in the English countryside after the death of her husband. While visiting, she is stalked by men with the same faces.