Cannes Film Festival Adds Roman Polanski Film to Lineup

The seven new selections also include films by Barbet Schroeder and Ruben Ostlund

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The 2017 Cannes Film Festival has added seven more films to its lineup, including Roman Polanski‘s “D’après une histoire vraie” (“Based on a True Story”), Cannes organizers announced on Monday.

Other additions include films by Ruben Ostlund, Santiago Mitre and Barbet Schroeder.

Polanski’s film stars Eva Green and Emmanuelle Seigner in the story of a writer who becomes involved with an obsessive fan. The film will screen out of competition at Cannes.

Ostlund (“Force Majeure”) will be part of the main competition with “The Square,” starring Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West.

The Un Certain Regard section has added two films, Santiago Mitre’s “La Cordillera” and Li Ruijun’s “Walking Past the Future,” while special screenings will include Barbet Schroeder’s “Le Vénérable W.” and Éric Caravaca’s “Carré 35.”

In addition, a children’s screening of “Zombillénium” by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord has been added to the lineup.

The bulk of the Cannes lineup was announced on April 13, with more than 50 selections including new films from Sofia Coppola, Todd Haynes, Noah Baumbach, Michael Haneke, Yorgos Lanthimos, Michel Hazanavicius and Andrey Zvyagintsev.

The festival will run from May 17-28 in the South of France. Pedro Almodovar will serve as president of the main competition jury, while Uma Thurman will head the Un Certain Regard jury.