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Lights, camera, action! Cannes Film Festival 2022

Updated: Jun 11, 2022

It's that time of year again. Cannes is back! What images does Cannes conjure for you? Whether you have images of the red carpet staircase or the film premières, award ceremonies like the Palme d'Or (read a brief history of the award) or a version of the Cannes festival brought to life in the hilarious season two finale of Dix pour cent / Call My Agent! (...Juliette Binoche performs every scene to perfection) this is the festival that brings cinema to the fore. Perhaps instead you can imagine the jury for the prize? This year's jury includes: Vincent Lindon, president of the Feature Films Jury and his jurors, Noomi Rapace, Jeff Nichols, Jasmine Trinca, Joachim Trier, Deepika Padukone, Ladj Ly, Rebecca Hall and Asghar Farhadi.

This year's film festival also awarded an honorary prize of the Palme d'Or to Forest Whittaker. For more on the Special Screenings and other events day-by-day, the festival website has all the details.

The 2022 festival opened with talk of zombies, war and a certain Top Gun film star... as well as whole host of amazing actors celebrating everything cinema.

Outside of the festival perhaps you prefer Cannes the classic resort of the Côte d'Azur? The glamorous hotels, shops and cars certainly give Cannes the glitz that this area is renowned for. For the rest of the year you can explore Cannes and enjoy the relaxing calm of the small islands off the coast. Those moments where the buzz has become too much, escape to the Îles de Lérins for aboslute calm and beauty. Only a short ferry ride away... aaaaannnddd breathe. Now that's a tonic for tinseltown times this month.

But first there's a glimpse of the stars on the red staircase...oh and that new film premiere...and those screenings.. and that beach party... looks like it's time for Cannes! I think it's time for a walk along the Croisette.

Cannes - the French Film Festival and a classic moment on the calendar. If you like film star spotting this is the time! Whether on the beach or the famous red staircase, the world of cinema is here in Cannes.

The Film Festival

It's cinema, the movies, film, a festival like no other...but it's always just called Cannes.

For the full programme of events and more about the festival, check out their website with daily updates. For more you can watch in France (or perhaps via VPN) on

If you can't be there and you'd prefer some glamorous fashion escapism, then check out the red carpet looks in Vogue.

This year's festival celebrates Indian cinema and so there's a whole lot of gorgeousness going on!

Official Selection

You can explore every film selected officially for the festival here.

There is also Web TV with film trailers and much more.

Whatever you love about Cannes, the festival or the town, there's plenty to love and explore. Have you been star-spotting? Have you seen the photocalls for new release films?


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