The month of May is often a month favorable to some cinematographic releases, which are directly correlated to the news of the Cannes Film Festival. In all cinemas, it is thus possible to discover certain films from the competition or to attend the opening ceremony in real time, accompanied by the first feature film presentation. To help you make your choice, here are 6 films to see in theaters from May 15, 2024.

This week, film news is logically marked by the opening of the Cannes Film Festival, but also the promise of daring films between horror, animation and comedy.

Genre: Comedy

Duration: 1h20

After the success of Yannick, which highlighted the talent of Raphaël Quenard, Quentin Dupieux has signed a new feature film, selected to open the Cannes Film Festival. In this new fantasy, bearing the marks of its author, four characters find themselves stranded in a restaurant in the middle of nowhere, the opportunity to see the birth of a succession of misunderstandings.

On screen, for his third film in a year, the filmmaker surrounds himself with a four-star cast with the presence of Léa Seydoux, Louis Garrel and Vincent Lindon. He also finds Raphaël Quenard, his hero from Yannick, who completes the quartet.

Genre: Drama

Duration: 1h23

Presented in 2022 during the Venice Film Festival’s critics week, Reines is the first feature film by Yasmine Benkiran. It is a fiction, which questions the presence of different female figures in a bygone era. The three heroines cross the Atlas and its rocky landscapes to reach the “Great South” and find themselves facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Genre : Action, Thriller

Duration: 1h37

Presented at the Gérardmer Fantastic Film Festival, Saïd Belktibia’s first film was praised for its originality. It follows a young woman, who makes a living smuggling exotic animals for healers. When a consultation goes wrong, she is accused of witchcraft. Starring in this disturbing thriller, Golshifteh Farahani faces Denis Lavant and Jérémy Ferrari, striking in his first role.

Genre: Drama

Duration: 1h35

A young self-taught director, Michaël Dichter also signs his first feature film with The Fantastic Three, in theaters on May 15, 2024. He is interested in the life journey of three adolescents, who experience the start of a summer full of upheavals. A story of disillusionment and camaraderie, the film benefits from the great performances of Diego Murgia, Emmanuelle Bercot and Raphaël Quenard.

Genre: Horror-horror

Duration: 1h39

Also shown at the recent Gérardmer festival, When Evil Lurks by Demián Rugna received numerous awards during its presentations. Taking place in an Argentina that is both profound and superstitious, the film raises concerns around two employees, who discover that strange events are caused by the presence of a body inhabited by a demonic spirit. Deliberately brutal and violent, it combines political momentum and pure horror.

Genre: Adventure, animation

Duration: 1h43

Jury Prize at the Annecy Festival, The 4 Souls of the Coyote attempts an animist rereading of the cycle of life and evokes current ecological issues, where the conquest of America and the presence of different myths confront each other. The very successful visual of the film, accessible from the age of 10, questions the place of humans in the world and in particular their evolution in the heart of nature.