Cannes: Underrated Gems Screened at the Cannes Film Festival

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film features a surgeon who tries to guide a teenage boy only to find out that his intentions aren't entirely pure. The movie stars Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan and Nicole Kidman and was screened at the festival in 2017.

You Were Never Really Here

Directed by Lynne Ramsay and starring Joaquin Phoenix, the film follows the actor as he goes to great lengths to rescue a missing teenage girl. The film's early cut premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in competition and had Ramsay winning the award for Best Screenplay while Phoenix won the award for Best Actor.

The Florida Project

Directed by Sean Baker, the movie revolves around a six-year-old and how she whiles away time during her summer break while her mother struggles to earn a living. The film, starring Brooklynn Prince and Willem Dafoe, premiered in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Taxi Driver

In this Martin Scorsese film, an ex-marine turned cab driver takes it upon himself to rid New York of the crimes that plague its streets. It stars Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster and received the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival.


In this Bong Joon-ho film, young Mija does everything in her power to rescue her dearest friend, the gigantic animal Okja, from the clutches of a New York-based, self-absorbed CEO. The film stars Seo-Hyeon Ahn, Paul Dano and Tilda Swinton. The film was screened at the festival in 2017.

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