2024 Cannes Film Festival: 5 Films That Got Everyone Talking

Sean Baker at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, France in May 2024
Sean Baker at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, France in May 2024. Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock (14506447o)

Another Cannes Film Festival is behind us, and it marked the world premiere of many highly-anticipated films. From the Palme d’Or winner Anora to the Jury Prize recipient Emilia Pérez, here are five films you should put on your watch list after this year’s festival.

Anora

Sean Baker collected the coveted Palme d’Or for Anora, which chronicles the tale of an exotic dancer from New York, whose life takes a wild turn when she elopes with the son of a Russian oligarch.

Kinds of Kindness

Yorgos Lanthimos’s star-studded anthology film Kinds of Kindness has been described as “a triptych fable” about three individuals on their path to take charge of their own destiny.

The Apprentice

Led by Sebastian Stand and Jeremy Strong, this acclaimed biopic sees the young Donald Trump relying on power, corruption, and deception to start his real estate empire with the help of infamous lawyer Roy Cohn.

The Substance

Demi Moore received some of the best reviews of her career for her role in The Substance, the tale of a fading celebrity who decides to take a shady cell-replicating substance to create a younger, better version of herself.

Emilia Pérez

Adriana Paz, Karla Sofía Gascón, Selena Gomez, and Zoe Saldaña received the best actress role for their work in Emilia Pérez, which sees a former cartel boss embark on a unique journey of self-discovery.