Newswire: Netflix, Nicole Kidman, and Twin Peaks top this year’s Cannes lineup

The lineup for the 70th Cannes Film Festival was revealed overnight (or earlier today, if you’re in France) and, while it includes some major American movie stars—Nicole Kidman alone has four projects screening at the festival—major American movie studios have been shut out from the big opening-night slot. Instead, the festival will open with French director Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts, starring Mathieu Amalric as a filmmaker whose relationship with his current partner (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is thrown into chaos by the return of a former flame (Marion Cotillard) once thought dead.

The competition slate includes a few expected picks, including Sofia Coppola’s languid Civil War-era drama The Beguiled, Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck with Julianne Moore, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster followup The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Right Now, Wrong Then director Hong Sang-soo’s The Day After, and Michael Haneke’s ironically titled Happy End with …

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