Cannes 2019 Top 10 Premieres

With so many Letterboxd members in attendance at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival, we decided to plunder your reviews, ratings and ranked lists to confidently deduce a completely unofficial, non-verifiable yet utterly impressive list of the top 10 dramatic premieres at Cannes—according to the Letterboxd community.

With thanks to our roving correspondent Doug Dillaman, and all the Letterboxd folk who made their way to the French Riviera (some of your reckons are in the notes on this list).

Special mentions: the highly acclaimed documentary For Sama, and two films that opened in their domestic territories prior to Cannes: Pedro Almodóvar’s Spain-premiered Pain and Glory and Kirill Mikhanovsky’s Sundance premiere Give me Liberty.

P.S. Regular readers already know our enthusiasm for Bacurau, and Rocketman doesn't need our help, which is why neither one is on this list.

Read notes
  • Parasite

    1

  • The Lighthouse

    2

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    3

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    4

  • Atlantics

    5

  • Sorry We Missed You

    6

  • And Then We Danced

    7

  • Deerskin

    8

  • Papicha

    9

  • A Hidden Life

    10