Australian Oscar winner Nicole Kidman will appear in four productions in this year's Cannes Film Festival.

According to Reuters, Kidman along with his co-star Colin Farrell will be making an appearance in two movies during the competition. The first production is "The Beguiled", an American Civil War-era story directed by Sofia Coppola. While the other one is "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos that is well-known for 2015's critically commended "The Lobster".

Aside from the aforementioned productions; Kidman also stars in two screenings at Cannes that are not included in the competition. The actress stars in the science fiction romantic comedy "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" and an episode of Jane Campion's TV series entitled; "Top of the Lake".

This will be the first competition ever since the truck attack in the neighboring city of Nice last July occurred. It will also take place days after the last round of polling in France's presidential election, wherein the far-right's Marine Le Pen is anticipated to make a strong appearance.

It was also noted that the festival organizers pay a little attention to security concerns, but then they have acknowledged that the event will be happening at a time of great "suspense".

"Since we have a new surprise every day from Donald Trump, I hope North Korea or Syria will not cast a shadow," Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure stated in a conference.

Michel Hazanavicius is one of the well-known directors that are competing for the Palme d'Or. It can be recalled that he his silent movie "The Artist" bagged awards such as Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at the 2012 Oscars.

Another great contender is American Todd Haynes, director of "Carol" and will premiere "Wonderstruck", which stars Julianne Moore. Meanwhile, Austria's Michael Haneke will also present "Happy End" that is most possibly an ironic title for a drama about the refugee catastrophe, which happened in Calais.

The Cannes Film Festival this year which will run from May 17 to May 28 will have Spanish director Pedro Almodovar as the chair of the jury.