The 76th version of the Cannes Film Festival will likely be a who’s who of Hollywood A-listers and veteran filmmakers this May, and have a file six ladies filmmakers in competitors, the organisers introduced on Thursday.
Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” will alone deliver a cavalcade of stars to the crimson carpet, together with Tom Hanks, Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson.
It is competing amongst 19 movies for the highest prize Palme d’Or when the competition returns to the Cote d’Azur from May 16 to 27.
Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore will likely be current for a romance by director Todd Haynes, “May/December”, whereas veteran filmmakers similar to Ken Loach and Wim Wenders are additionally competing.
The competition had already bagged some glitzy Hollywood premieres, together with the brand new Indiana Jones and Martin Scorsese movies, in addition to the comeback movie from Johnny Depp.
Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, at present has an out-of-competition slot, however could find yourself within the contest, competition director Thierry Fremaux stated, with out giving a transparent clarification.
Also taking part in out of competitors is a documentary about wartime Amsterdam, “Occupied City”, by celebrated British director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”), which Fremaux described as “a really radical movie of a number of hours”.
Victory in Cannes can provide a serious increase for arthouse cinema similar to final yr’s winner “Triangle of Sadness”, which went on to choose up a number of Oscar nominations.
Its director, Sweden’s Ruben Ostlund, heads this yr’s jury.
Hollywood additionally loves the French Riviera as a launchpad for its glossier fare, with “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Elvis” getting their world premieres on the competition final yr.
This yr will see “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”, with Harrison Ford as visitor of honour for his fifth and last look as the enduring adventuring archaeologist, alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Antonio Banderas.
– Johnny Depp’s return –
A fiery begin is already assured due to opening night time movie “Jeanne du Barry”, which sees Johnny Depp play French king Louis XV in his first function since an explosive defamation trial towards ex-wife Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp will likely be joined by his daughter Lily Rose Depp, who stars in “The Idol”, a TV collection taking part in out of competitors that was produced by musician Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye. The present has had a tumultuous manufacturing with experiences of main rewrites midway-through.
As if that was not sufficient to inflame social media, the star and director of “Jeanne du Barry”, 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.
Meanwhile, arthouse followers are notably excited for the return of British director Jonathan Glazer with a Holocaust-set romance “The Zone of Interest” primarily based on a novel by Martin Amis.
The competitors additionally consists of previous Palme winners Nanni Moretti and Nuri Bilge Ceylan, in addition to celebrated auteurs similar to South Korea’s Hirokazu Kore-eda and Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki.
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