The 68th Cannes Film Festival announced today the last couple of film titles competing in its Official Selection, and it includes Cronic by Mexican director Michel Franco (pictured). The film thus becomes the only Latin American film in the main slate competing for the coveted Palm d’Or.
Franco’s fourth feature film stars Tim Roth and follows a depressed nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Franco joins Mexican directors Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Guillermo Del Toro, Arturo Ripstein, Miguel M. Delgado, Tito Davidson, Julio Bracho, Miguel Morayta, Benito Alazraki, Alfredo B. Crevenna, Ismael Rodríguez, Luis Alcoriza, Luis Buñuel, Roberto Gavaldón, Carmen Toscano de Moreno, and Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez, who have participated in the official competition.
Another Latin American title was also announced today for Cannes’ lineup. Alias Maria by Colombian director José Luis Rugeles will be participating in the competition in the Un Certain Regard category. Additionally, Argentine-born director Gaspar Noé’s newest film, Love will also have a special midnight screening.
The 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place May 13 - 24, 2015 in France.