Cult favorite administrators Wes Anderson, Todd Haynes, Ken Loach and Wim Wenders will probably be among the many filmmakers competing for the Palme d’Or on the Cannes Movie Competition in Might, the organisers introduced on Thursday, with the 76th version set to be a star-studded affair.
The world’s leading cinema shindig returns to the Côte d’Azur from Might 16-28, having bagged the world premieres of the brand new Indiana Jones and Martin Scorsese films, in addition to the comeback movie from Johnny Depp.
Anderson’s newest, “Asteroid Metropolis”, has a sometimes A-list roster together with Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson, whereas Haynes has a romance, “Might/December” starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore.
Hollywood loves the French Riviera as a launchpad for its glossier fare, with “High Gun: Maverick” and “Elvis” getting their world premieres on the pageant last year.
This time sees “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future”, with Harrison Ford as visitor of honour for his fifth and closing look as the enduring adventuring archaeologist, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas.
Additionally confirmed is Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
And arguably the most important star of 2023 (and so-called “Web daddy”) following TV hit “The Final of Us”, Pedro Pascal will probably be joined by Ethan Hawke for a “queer Western” brief movie, “Unusual Means of Life”, by Spanish cult favorite Pedro Almodovar.
The road-up additionally features a file six girls filmmakers out of 19 in the principle competitors, beating final 12 months’s file of 5. They embody Italy’s Alice Rohrwacher and a function debut from Senegalese director Ramata-Toulaye Sy.
Two-time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach is again with “The Previous Oak”, centered on the final remaining pub in a small English village the place native persons are leaving as a result of the mines have closed.
Wim Wenders, Cannes winner with “Paris, Texas” in 1984, comes again to competitors with “Excellent Days”, whereas one other former Palme d’Or winner, Italy’s Nanni Moretti returns to the Croisette with “Il Sol dell’Avvenire”, a Rome-set function set within the Nineteen Fifties.
The coveted Palme d’Or, which can provide a serious increase for arthouse cinema comparable to final 12 months’s winner “Triangle of Disappointment”, which went on to win a number of Oscar nominations. Its director, Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund, heads this year’s jury.
A fiery begin is assured due to opening evening movie “Jeanne du Barry”, which sees Depp play French king Louis XV in his first function since an explosive defamation trial towards ex-wife Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp is heading to Cannes. The actor’s new movie, Jeanne du Barry, from director Maïwenn, will open the 76th Cannes Movie Competition on Might 16. Undoubtedly an enormous second for his profession at this stage of his comeback… pic.twitter.com/U1GNjPNwiQ
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) April 5, 2023
As if that was not sufficient to inflame social media, the movie’s star and director, Maiwenn, had a prison grievance lodged towards her final week for allegedly assaulting a journalist – yanking his head again and spitting in his face – in a Paris restaurant.
In the meantime arthouse followers are notably excited for the return of British director Jonathan Glazer with a Holocaust-set romance “The Zone of Curiosity” based mostly on a novel by Martin Amis.
The competitors additionally consists of previous Palme d’Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan in addition to celebrated auteurs comparable to South Korea’s Hirokazu Kore-eda and Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)