Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, the Cannes Festival is one of the most important film events of the season. With an official selection that always features a heterogeneous mixture of styles, directors, and approaches, the festival's In Competition and Un Certain Regard sections allow an unprecedented visibility of what we might expect to see hitting theatres over the coming year.

Among this year's In Competition films is Todd Haynes' newest full-length venture Wonderstruck, as well as the Godard biopic Le Roudtable, which sees Louis Garrel incarnating the legendary director. Also competing for the Palme d'Or (which you may remember went to I, Daniel Blake in 2016) is Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Haneke's Happy End, and Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.

James Cameron Mitchell's new film How To Talk To Girls At Parties, starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman, will be shown in the Out of Competition section, along with Agnes Varda Jr's Visages, Villages, and Takashi's Blade of the Immortal. The list of films included in the special screenings is also quite extensive, with An Inconvenient Sequel and Vanessa Redgrave's Sea Sorrow among the highlights.

The festival will also feature a series of special events designed to properly celebrate its 70th anniversary, of which Abbas Kiarostami's compilation project 24 Frames and Lynch's Twin Peaks are undoubtedly the head-turners.

Australian director George Miller will be presiding the jury, that counts with the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Donald Sutherland, and Vanessa Paradis among its members.

Festival de Cannes 2017 takes place between May 17th and 28th in the South of France; for more info on the official selection, check out the official website.