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The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will start on May 16, one of the greatest movie events of the year. As always happens on these dates, speculation is growing about titles that could be part of the official section, as well as titles that will make up other parallel sections, such as A Certain Look, Directors Week, or Critics Week. Without a doubt, Eleven Days will mark another year and, above all, another movie season. The formal selection submission process officially closed on March 21, prior to the traditional selection processPress conference from Paris in mid-April, where all the films that will pass from May 16 to May 27 on the French Riviera will be revealed..
currently Only one officially announced title is known to go to Cannes. And it’s one of the most anticipated films of 2023: we’re talking about it Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s latest and long-awaited film. Although the film will be released on October 20, the film that stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, and Brendan Fraser among others has been scheduled for May 20 to be shown to contestants.
Everything else we can do until the full schedule is revealed is guesswork and suggest a series of titles that have a high chance of appearing in the competition.. But there, they are just assumptions. In mid-April, Thierry Frémaux, President of the French Festival, will reveal the titles that will be presented. A great moment as we say of the season.
Last year, Ruben Ostlund won his second Palme d’Or with “El triángulo de la tristeza”. This year, he is responsible for chairing the jury that will choose the winner of the 76th edition. In the previous edition, they showed films that undoubtedly celebrated awards season: there are great films like Elvis, by Baz Luhrmann, or Top Gun: Maverick, one of the biggest global box office successes of last year. There was also “Broker”, the latest directed by Hirokazu Kore Eda, and “Close” by Lukas Dhont or “EO” by Jerzy Skolimowski, both nominated for Best International Film. We also had the chance to see “Future Crimes” by David Cronenberg or “The Decision to Leave” by Park Chan-wook. Titles like “The Rebel Empress,” “The Afterson,” or “1976” can be seen in the parallel sections. What works will capture us this year on the Croisette?
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This is the safe bet. For now we know that good old Martin is bringing his new story to the contest. May 20th is the day Guaranteed Story starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro among others. It is a thriller set in the twenties. When oil was discovered in Oklahoma at the time under the lands of the Osage Nation, the residents of the Osage village were killed off one by one until the FBI intervened to solve the mystery.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate (James Mangold)
The French event always has room for a great premiere of the year. This year it’s Harrison Ford’s turn. Indy’s latest story is a sure bet in the competition. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen will also appear in the adventures that cinema’s most famous archaeologist has prepared for us. Now it will definitely take us back to the late 60’s, or even early 70’s.
A Strange Way of Life (Pedro Almodóvar)
If Almodóvar took his mid-length film starring Tilda Swinton, The Human Voice to Venice in 2020, now is the time to take the next one to Croisette. And also with the international cast. Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal star in this western where a man comes to Bitter Creek to meet up with an old friend. The reunion will bring surprises.
Asteroid City (Wes Anderson)
Wes Anderson is a regular on the date. His latest movie “Asteroid City”, filmed between Chinchón and Colmenar de Oreja, has a great cast: Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell or Matt Dillon. The story takes us to The 1950s, to a fantasy and desert version of a city in the United States. A conference of space students is being held there, organized to bring together students and parents from all over the country in a friendly competition, which will be interrupted by events that could change the world as we know it.
Poor Things (Yorgos Lanthimos)
The last work by the Greek Yorgos Lanthimos looks a lot ahead of the competition. “The Favourite” went through Venice, but his two previous works, “Lobster” and “The Sacrifice of a Sacred Deer” can be seen in Cannes. Now his fetish actress joins Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo to deliver a Frankenstein-style story set in the Victorian era that tells the story of Belle Baxter, a young woman who is reborn by an eccentric and fascinating scientist.
Jean du Barry (Maywen)
The French actress and director presents the story of a young commoner who becomes a favorite of King Louis XV, who, unaware of her status as a courtesan, restores his appetite for life through her. Jeanne moves to Versailles and her arrival will throw the entire court into chaos. The actress is accompanied by Johnny Depp.
Monster (Hirokazu Kure-eda)
The Japanese director is a regular at the French festival. Will he present his new movie there? The film’s Japanese premiere is confirmed for June. It was a good start to start your promotion.
Another who usually runs through Cannes – in fact, he has a Palme d’Or to his credit – is director Ken Loach. At his new job, he talks about what awaits him in the last pub in a village in North East England, as people leave the land as the mines close. Homes are cheap and readily available, making it an ideal location for Syrian refugees.
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