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Cannes 2017: Surveying the Possible Film Selections
With the festival kicking off May 17, festival director Thierry Fremaux is in the process of assembling a line-up from among a wealth of upcoming films.

With the festival kicking off May 17, festival director Thierry Fremaux is in the process of assembling a line-up from among a wealth of upcoming films.

The 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival doesn’t kick off until May 17, and festival director Thierry Fremaux’s annual big reveal is still two months off. But already the buzz is beginning to build about films that could be in the running as Fremaux surveys the latest offerings on the world cinema scene. Of course, there’s always a question of which films will be finished in time and how a possible Cannes invite would fit into international release plans. But, with those caveats in mind, here are some of the most promising films from which the Cannes line-up could emerge:

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Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan

With its U.S. release not due until July 21, Warners may want to keep its powder dry for Nolan’s hotly-anticipated all-star retelling of the famed 1940 WWII evacuation. But if it does come to the Croisette, expect absolute carnage. Two words: Harry Styles.

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Composition in the films of Xavier Dolan