10 Films From Cannes You'll Probably Want to See

A raunchy Southern thriller, a cross-dressing epic, and a surreal French fantasy were among the fest's best movies.

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For the past two weeks, Jon Frosch has been chronicling the Cannes International Film Festival for France 24 and The Atlantic. Here are his picks for the movies to catch when they see stateside release, with descriptions drawn from his posts over the course of the festival.

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Jon Frosch is a film critic for FRANCE 24 based in Paris. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Village Voice, The Hollywood Reporter, and others.

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