zombies on the Croisette? What are the undead that will honor the Cannes film Festival for its 72nd edition. The Dead Don’t Die by Jim Jarmusch with Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Iggy Pop and Tom Waits, will open Tuesday, may 14, the event, for a climb of the market, which promises to be rock’n’roll. The thirteenth feature of the independent american filmmaker, one of the darlings of Cannes, where it won the Camera d’or in 1984 for ” Stranger Than Paradise and the Grand prize in 2005 for Broken Flowers will be presented as a world premiere and will be in competition for the Palme d’or.
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Jim Jarmusch and Iggy Pop to the photo-call in Cannes. Genin-Hahn-Marechal/Genin-Hahn-Marechal/ABACA
After his foray into the western ( Dead Man ), the film of samurai ( Ghost Dog ) or vampires ( Only Lovers Left Alive ), Jarmusch tries this time to a different genre, the zombie film. The Dead Don’t Die is not only a comedy and a subversion of the genre that is sometimes scary (with a nod to the film’s flagship George Romero, The Night of the Living Dead ) but also a tribute to the seventh art,” says the Cannes film Festival.
The film will be carried by “a cast to wake up the dead”: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Rosie Perez, Selena Gomez, RZA, as well as two musicians, the faithful of the world of Jarmusch, Tom Waits and Iggy Pop.
Producer of “punk”
In 2016, after a few fingers of honour sent during the photo-call, the rocker had graced the Festival red carpet resolutely punk alongside the director for the presentation of Gimme Danger , the music documentary on the Stooges in a Session of Midnight. On the red carpet, Iggy Pop had taken its liberties with the dress code by showing off his bare chest under his suit jacket open.
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The Dead Don’t Die will be released in France on the same day as its screening at Cannes on may 14, in the evening, and in the United States on June 14. Just before its projection, the opening ceremony, broadcast in the clear on Canal + will be master of ceremonies, actor and director Edward Baer, who has already held this role on three occasions.
the competition jury, chaired by Alejandro González Iñárritu, will present the Palme d’or on Saturday, may 25. The composition of the official selection will be announced on Friday, April 18.