Cannes 2019 line-up: Ken Loach and Terrence Malick, but no Quentin Tarantino (yet)

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Veteran directors Ken Loach and Terrence Malick head the line-up of a “highly political” Cannes Film Festival next month, its director Thierry Fremaux said Thursday.

But the big news was that there was no place – as yet – for Quentin Tarantino’s much-anticipated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Fremaux hinted that the maker of Reservoir Dogs, could still make it, saying, “We can hope that some films may join us that we are all waiting on before May 14” when the festival starts.

Loach, 82, who won the top Palme d'Or prize in 2016 with I, Daniel Blake – which he then said was his final film – returns with Sorry We Missed You, an indictment of the gig economy.

The reclusive Malick will premiere his World War II story, A Hidden Life about a German conscientious objector guillotined by the Nazis in 1943.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Credit:  ANDREW COOPER/CTMG

The world's biggest film festival, which sees itself as the “Olympics of cinema”, will open on May 14 with cult US director Jim Jarmusch’s zombie flick The Dead Don’t Die.

Here is the complete line-up for the 72nd Cannes Film Festival: 


Atlantique (Mati Diop)

Bacarau (Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles)

Frankie (Ira Sachs)

A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)

It Must Be Heaven (Elia Suleiman)

Les Misérables (Ladj Ly)

Little Joe (Jessica Hausner)

Matthias and Maxime (Xavier Dolan)

Oh Mercy! (Arnaud Desplechin)

Parasite (Bong Joon Ho)

Portrait of a Young Girl on Fire (Céline Sciamma)

Sibyl (Justine Triet)

Sorry We Missed You (Ken Loach)

Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar)

The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)

The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)

The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)

The Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)

Director Pedro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz during the photocall for Pain and Glory Credit: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP

Un Certain Regard

Adam (Maryam Touzani)

Beanpole OR Dylda (Kantemir Balagov)

A Brother’s Love (Monia Chokri)

Bull (Annie Silverstein)

The Climb (Michael Covino)

Evge (Nariman Aliev)

Freedom OR Liberté (Albert Serra)

Invisible Life OR Vida Invisivel (Karim Aïnouz)

Joan of Arc OR Jeanne (Bruno Dumont)

Chambre 212 OR Room 212 (Christophe Honoré)

Papicha (Mounia Meddour)

Port Authority (Danielle Lessovitz)

Summer of Changsha OR Liu Yu Tian (Zu Feng)

The Swallows of Kabul (Zabou Breitman & Eléa Gobé Mévellec)

A Sun That Never Sets OR O Que Arde (Olivier Laxe)

Zhuo Ren Mi Mi (Midi Z)

Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You is to be screened at Cannes Credit: NIKLAS HALLE'N/ AFP

Out Of Competition

The Best Years of a Life (Claude Lelouch)

Diego Maradona (Asif Kapadia)

La Belle Époque (Nicolas Bedos)

Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher)

Too Old to Die Young – North of Hollywood, West of Hell (Nicolas Winding Refn)

Midnight Screenings

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (Lee Won-Tae)

Taron Egerton as Elton John in a scene from Rocketman, which will be screened out of competition at Cannes  Credit: David Appleby/David Appleby

Special Screenings

Être vivant et le savoir (Alain Cavalier)

Family Romance, LLC (Werner Herzog)

For Sama (Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts)

Share (Pippa Bianco)

Tommaso (Abel Ferrara)

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will run from May 14 to May 25