‘Purgatory’, a film about what happens when we die and that you can already see in cinema

‘Purgatorio’, ‘El Tifón’ and ‘Varón’ are the stars of the Thursday premieres on the main movie billboards in Colombia.

‘The Typhoon’: In the story Dong Wei tells us, the goddess Guanyin is not happy with humans and decides to launch a typhoon into the world to punish them with sea monsters. Great effects and terrifying creatures in the film starring Volker Helfrich, Xiaowei Liu and Xiaoying Song.

‘Purgatory, between heaven and earth’: What happens when we die or leave this earthly plane? That is the subject of this docu-fiction style story that comes to Cinemark to raise this controversial issue. It is directed by the Polish filmmaker Michał Kondrat.

‘Male’: Colombian cinema also turns on projectors this week with the film directed by Fabián Hernández. The protagonist is Carlos, who when he leaves a youth home in Bogotá is confronted with the hostility of the street, the codes of masculinity and the law of the strongest.

Films in competition at the 76th Cannes Film Festival

In other film news, the 76th Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 to 27, with 19 films selected for official competition in this south-eastern French city.

This is the list:

‘Club Zero’ by Jessica Hausner
The Austrian director of “Little Joe” tells the story of a teacher who takes a job at an elite school and forms a strong bond with five students.

‘The Zone of Interest’ by Jonathan Glazer
The British filmmaker adapts a novel by the well-known English author Martin Amis, which tells a story set in Auschwitz.

‘Fallen Leaves’ by Aki Kaurismaki
The Finn, author of “Le Havre”, tells of the relationship between a shop assistant and a worker in a cleaning workshop.

‘The girls of Olfa’ by Kaouther Ben Hania
The Tunisian presents a film “at the limit of rehearsal”, according to the festival’s general delegate, Thierry Frémaux. In 2017, her tape “Beauty and the dogs”, about sexist violence, was presented in Un Certain Regard.

Asteroid City by Wes Anderson
The American director will once again bring a host of stars to the red carpet in Cannes. Adrien Brody, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Margot Robbie and Tom Hanks, among others, star in this film, shot in Spain, in which parents and students meet in an enigmatic city.

‘Anatomie d’une chute’ by Justine Triet
The French Triet (“Sibyl”) tells the story of a woman accused of the murder of her husband. The German Sandra Hüller, who surprised Cannes in 2016 with “Toni Erdmann”, embodies the protagonist.

‘Monster’ by Hirokazu Kore-eda
The author of “A family affair” returns to filming in his native country after filming in France and Korea (“Broker”, in competition last year). This time he tells the story of some children at a school, where an incident breaks out.

‘The sun of the future’ by Nanni Moretti
The veteran Italian filmmaker returns to the Croisette, after competing with “Three floors” two years ago, with a film on “cinema, circus and the 50s.”

‘The Chimera’ by Alice Rohrwacher
After competing with “Happy Lazzaro,” the Italian director directs a nearly unrecognizable Josh O’Connor as a young archaeologist linked to a group of looters in 1980s Italy.

‘About dry grasses’ by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
The Turkish filmmaker was Palme d’Or in 2014 with “Winter Dream”. His new film tells the story of a teacher who must face accusations of sexual harassment.

‘L’été dernier’ by Catherine Breillat
Ten years after her last film, “Abus de faiblesse”, and serious health problems, the controversial French director returns with the story of a family mother who lives a love story with her son-in-law.

‘The Passion of Dodin Bouffant’ by Tran Anh Hung
This director of Vietnamese origin was Camera d’Or at Cannes in 1993 with “The smell of green papaya.” His new film, set at the end of the 19th century, narrates the relationship between Eugenie, a renowned cook, and Dodin, the gourmet for whom he has worked for the last 20 years.

‘Rapito’ by Marco Bellocchio
Honorary Palme d’Or in 2021, the Italian director, author of “Traitor”, has the possibility at 83 years of age to win the highest award with “Rapito”, based on the true story of Edgardo Mortora, a 6-year-old Jewish boy kidnapped and forcibly converted to Catholicism by the Church in the 19th century.

‘May/December’ by Todd Haynes
The American repeats in Cannes with one of his fetish actresses, Julianne Moore, who stars alongside Natalie Portman in a drama about a couple with a significant age difference.

‘Firebrand’ by Karim Ainouz
The Brazilian filmmaker won the Un Certain Regard award in 2019 with “The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão”, and this time he will present a period film with Jude Law in the cast.

‘The Old Oak’ by Ken Loach
At 86, the veteran British director seemed to have said goodbye to cinema, or at least he said so last year. But he returns to the official competition with a social and realistic drama, very much in his style, set in the North East of England, about the meeting between the owner of a pub and a Syrian refugee.

‘Banel et Adama’ by Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Young Senegalese director, Ramata-Toulaye Sy enters the competition directly with her first film, about a young couple who face the disapproval of their village.

‘Perfect Days’ by Win Wenders
The veteran German author, winner of the Palme d’Or with “Paris, Texas” in 1984, returns with a 3D film set in public toilets in Japan.

Wang Bing’s Jeunesse
The great Chinese documentarian is doubly present at Cannes, with “Jeunesse” in contention for the Palme d’Or, and with “Man in black” at the Special Sessions.

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