Top Five Films To See At Cannes

Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and a heretofore undiscovered Olsen make this year's film festival one to watch.

Ah, the Cannes Film Festival. That magical time of year when Hollywood stars party on Diddy-driven yachts, Brangelina sightings are in full bloom, and a host of filmmakers both fresh-faced and deeply seasoned enjoy the unique experience of hearing a room full of Europeans boo them. 

The schedule for the annual film festival was announced on Thursday, April 14, and don’t worry, they didn’t skimp on the A-list. Johnny Depp, Brad and Angie, and both Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling all have films in the fest. Of everything on offer, these are the five titles that have us praying for a private jet to France.

Sleeping Beauty

A Disney movie this is not. Australian actress Emily Browning plays a college student who becomes a high-priced escort, but attempts to repress the bad memories by popping sleeping pills on the job. Creepy? Definitely. Curious? Definitely.

Tree of Life

Terrence Malick’s fifth film of his 44 year career casts Brad Pitt as Sean Penn’s father. And then things get weird. Plot details are skimpy, guaranteeing that this film will be the talk of Cannes.


Fashion darlings Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks co-star opposite Ryan Gosling, who plays a stunt driver on the lam. Worth watching just to puzzle over which one of these actors is our favourite.


Newcomer Henry Hopper realizes he’s more than just a weird teenage loner with a death obsession when he falls in love with Mia Wasikowska, who is terminally ill, and are you crying yet?

Martha Marcy May Marlene

The Sundance favourite stars the newly revealed third Olsen sister, Elizabeth, in a breakout role as a cult survivor.