Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2023 Lineup (Updating Live)
The Cannes Film Festival, the world’s most prestigious cinema event, is unveiling the official lineup for its 76th edition.
New Cannes festival president Iris Knobloch and long-time artistic director Thierry Frémaux are presenting the competition, Un Certain Regard and out-of-competition titles for Cannes’ 2023 edition at a press conference in Paris. You can follow the event live below.
Cannes has already announced two major Hollywood productions that will premiere on the Croisette: James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth entry in the archaeologist adventure franchise starring Harrison Ford; and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, an Apple Originals drama, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro. Last year, the blow-out premieres of Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis helped Cannes recaptured its red carpet panache and the festival will be hoping this year’s star-studded roll-outs will have a similar impact.
Cannes regular Pedro Almodóvar will also return to the festival red carpet for the world premiere of his LGBTQ Western Strange Way of Lifean English-language short starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal.
Jeanne du Barrya French period drama directed by, and starring, Police and DNA director Mäiwenn, will open the 2023 festival on May 16. Mäiwenn plays Jeanne Vaubernier, a working-class woman who became the last official courtesan of French King Louis XV, played by Johnny Depp.
The selection is certain to raise a few eyebrows, given Depp’s recent, very public, legal spat with ex-wife Amber Heard. Mäiwenn is also in the spotlight, following the release of a police report that she is being sued by a French journalist for assault. Edwy Plenel, the editor-in-chief of online investigative newspaper Mediapart, claims he was having dinner at a restaurant in Paris when the director attacked him: grabbing him violently by the hair and spitting in his face.
Two-time Cannes Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund (The Square, Triangle of Sadness) will head up this year’s Cannes competition jury. The 2023 Cannes Film Festival runs May 16-27.
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