Among the premieres in competition is Jonathan Glazers long-awaited follow-up to the 2013 cult classic Under the Skin. His new film, Zone of Interest, adapted from Martin Amis book of the same name, is about a Nazi officer who falls in love with the wife of the commander of a concentration camp. (Pitchfork has enquired as to whether Mica Levi reunited with Glazer for the score.) And, fresh from his Velvet Underground documentary, Todd Haynes is premiering a romantic drama, May December, starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton.
Wim Wenders, Ken Loach, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Nanni Moretti, and Aki Kaurismki will also screen new films in competition at the festival. Another World War II film, the documentary Occupied City from 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen, is among the Special Screenings. Cannes Film Festival takes place from May 16 to 27.
The Idol was co-created and co-written by Sam Levinson, the Weeknd, and Reza Fahim; after some personnel changes midway into production, Levinson directed the series.
Read Pitchforks rundown of The 50 Best Movie Scores of All Time, featuring Glazer and Levis Under the Skin at Number 2, and read Pitchforks interview with the pair.