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Cannes Film Festival 2023: after the climb of the steps of the teams, the films and the press conferences

On the red carpet of this evening of May 17, the overview of the highlights of the first real day of the 76th Cannes Film Festival. The competition, the stars, the controversies, the rain... on the bill.

On the red carpet of this evening of May 17, an overview of the highlights of the first real day of the 76th Cannes Film Festival: The competition, the stars, the controversies, the rain… on the bill.

The jury of the Cannes Film Festival, chaired by the Swedish director Ruben Östlund, entered this Wednesday, May 17 in the heart of the matter with the start of the official competition.

After the festivities, the race for the Palme d’Or is launched with, in particular, the screening of “Monster”, by the Japanese Hirokazu Kore-Eda, who is seeking a second coronation after “A family affair” (2018).

Hirokazu Kore-Eda is the darling of the festival. Master of feelings and family descriptions, Hirokazu Kore-Eda promises to move again with “Monster” in official competition.

The filmmaker has already won the Palme d’or in 2018 with “A family affair”. He then left to shoot in France with Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche (“La Vérité”). In “Revue Anselm”, Wim Wenders explores the world of German artist Anselm Kiefer, in Glorious 3D. He also went to the South for “Les Bonnes Etoiles”, in competition last year.

The director Catherine Corsini presents “The Return” in competition. Removed from the Official Selection at the last moment, the film was finally reinstated a few days later. An unusual decision, which agitated French cinema. Filmed in Corsica, it was deprived of its public funding after the discovery that an explicitly sexual scene, simulated, involved an actress under the age of 16. Also, not properly reported to the authorities. According to the filmmaker, a simple “administrative failure”, but serious enough for the National Cinema Center to withdraw its aid, an extremely rare decision.

Jeremy Thomas, Karsten Brünig, Manuela Luca-Dazio, Anselm Kiefer, Anton Wenders, Wim Wenders, Daniel Kiefer and Donata Wenders climbed the steps of the festival on the afternoon of May 17 to present their 3D documentary to the jury.

Shot in stereography on ultra-high-resolution rigs, Wim Wenders’ latest documentary, “Anselm” offers a captivating and cinematic catalog of the deeply tactile and maximalist work of German painter-sculptor Anselm Kiefer. Like a career survey of its subject matter, “Anselm” overlaps Sophie Fiennes’ deliciously austere doc “Above Your Cities the Grass Will Grow,” which also debuted at Cannes, albeit in 2011. The Wenders’ film, however, expands its scope to encompass Kiefer’s oldest and most recent work, and not just the monumental installation that is his former studio-city-state in Barjac, France, which Fiennes explored in depth. Additionally, this latest film also features two actors:

Wenders’ young great-nephew, Anton Wenders, and Kiefer’s own middle-aged son,
Daniel Kiefer, playing Kiefer at younger times in his life, while Kiefer, now 78, plays himself throughout.
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