Cannes 2022

Here you can learn about the fascinating Nordic films that are taking part in Cannes in 2022. The 75th Cannes Film Festival is taking place from May 17 to 28.


Boy From Heaven

Tarik Saleh / SE/FR/FI / 2022

Adam, the son of a fisherman, is offered the ultimate privilege to study at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the epicenter of power of Sunni Islam. Shortly after his arrival in Cairo the university’s highest ranking religious leader, the Grand Imam, suddenly dies and Adam soon becomes a pawn in a ruthless power struggle between Eqypt’s religious and political elite.

Holy Spider

Ali Abbasi / DK/DE/SE/FR / 2022

A journalist descends into the dark underbelly of the Iranian holy city of Mashhad as she investigates the serial killings of sex workers by the so called “Spider Killer”, who believes he is cleansing the streets of sinners.

Triangle of Sadness

Ruben Östlund / SE/FR/US/UK/DK/CH/GR/MX / 2022

Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers. But a storm is brewing, and the cruise ends catastrophically. Carl and Yaya find themselves marooned on a desert island with a group of billionaires and one of the ship’s cleaners. Hierarchy is suddenly flipped upside down, as the housekeeper is the only one who knows how to fish.

Un Certain Regard


Hlynur Pálmason / DK/IS/SE/FR / 2022

In the late 19th century, a young Danish priest travels to a remote part of Iceland to build a church and photograph its people. But the deeper he goes into the unforgiving landscape, the more he strays from his purpose, the mission and morality.

Sick of Myself

Kristoffer Borgli / NO/SE / 2022

Signe and Thomas are in an unhealthy, competitive relationship that takes a vicious turn when Thomas suddenly breaks through as a contemporary artist. In response, Signe makes a desperate attempt to regain her status by creating a new persona hell-bent on attracting attention and sympathy.


That's Amore

Malthe Saxer / DK / 2022

An absurd modern anti-romantic love story about falling in and out of love, driven by a discussion of the statement made by relationship professionals that “love consists of 20% feelings and 80% willpower”.

Critics Week

Woodcutter Story

Mikko Myllylahti / FI/DK/DE/NL / 2022

Pepe is a woodcutter in an idyllic small town in Finland. In the span of a couple of days, a series of tragic events gradually destroys his quiet and happy life – but Pepe seems to be fine with it all. As if he held a secret to existence that is hard to grasp.


How to Save a Dead Friend

Marusya Syroechkovskaya / SE/NO/FR/GE / 2022

Moscow, late 00s, and it’s the two of them – Kimi and Marusya. They are young, bored, and madly in love. What could be better than first love? Only first love and heroin. At least that’s what they thought back then. A personal story of a director dedicated to her first love and death of a loved one.

Cannes XR

End of Night

David Adler / DK/FR / 2022

1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving – when loved ones are left behind.