3 décembre 2023

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Cannes Film Festival 2023: Ceremony, stars, films on display for the opening of the 76th edition

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The 76th Cannes Film Festival begins this Tuesday evening with the traditional opening ceremony.

The 76th Cannes Film Festival begins this Tuesday evening with the traditional opening ceremony. It will be marked by the return of the Americans.

The program is rich in films and guests of honor. As every year, a host of stars will climb the steps and several films are expected. An unmissable event for the world of cinema in the presence of 35,000 festival-goers.

The opening ceremony, presented by Chiara Mastroianni on Tuesday May 16 at 6:50 p.m., was also broadcast live on France 2. The actress will present the Palme d’Or d’Honneur to Michael Douglas, before the out-of-competition screening of the film which will launch the 2023 edition: Jeanne du Barry by and with Maïwenn in the role of Louis XV’s favourite, played by Johnny Depp.

These first days in Cannes have a real cast of stars in store for us, especially on the competition side, where the cohabitation continues between new talents and the regulars on the charts. Johnny Depp and Michael Douglas will therefore be present from the first evening of the festival to climb the steps, followed by Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese or Leonardo DiCaprio.

Five filmmakers already palmed, are back, like the English Ken Loach, the Italian Nanni Moretti, the Japanese Kore Eda, the German Wim Wenders and the Turkish Nuri Bilge Ceylan. They will join French women and men, like Catherine Breillat, Justine Triet, Catherine Corsini and Tran Anh Hung, without forgetting Wes Anderson and Marco Bellochio.

It is the daughter of Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroiani, Chiara Mastroiani, who presents the opening ceremony of this 76th edition. An honorary Palme d’or is awarded to Michael Douglas on this occasion. The jury, whose average age is 39, is chaired by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Maryam Touzani, Denis Ménochet, Rungano Nyoni, Brie Larson, Paul Dano, Atiq Rahimi, Damián Szifron and Julia Ducournau.

For two weeks, world cinema meets on the Croisette for the Cannes Film Festival. In addition to the stars and films of the competition, other feature films and exceptional guests will occupy the red carpet throughout the festivities.

– May 16: opening of the Festival
The ceremony will continue with the screening of the opening film, Jeanne du Barry by French director Maïwenn starring Johnny Depp.

– May 17: start of competition screenings
From May 17, the films in competition will be screened. Catherine Corsini will climb the steps for her film “Le retour”

On the same day, two films out of competition will undoubtedly be talked about: “Anselm”, by Wim Wenders and “A strange way of life”, the long-awaited short film by Pedro Almodovar, with the very popular Pedro Pascal.

May 17 also marks the opening of the Quinzaine des cinéastes, with two highlights. Malian director Souleymane Cissé will receive the “Golden Coach”, the highest award of this parallel section. The opening film, “The Goldman Trial” by Cedric Khan will be screened after the ceremony.

– May 18: Indiana Jones in the spotlight
A long-awaited return: the Indiana Jones saga returns with a 5th opus “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”. Harrison Ford, 80, is to climb the stairs alongside Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen.

– May 20: DiCaprio and De Niro at the rendezvous
Martin Scorsese, winner of the Palme d’Or in 1976 for “Taxi Driver” will be accompanied on the Croisette by the two main actors of his feature film, Robert de Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

After two weeks of screenings and glitter, the Festival will come to an end with the traditional closing ceremony, hosted by Chiara Mastroianni. The jury and its president, Ruben Östlund, will award the prizes, including the long-awaited Palme d’Or.

The Festival will end with the screening of the closing film, Elementary, an animated feature film from Pixar studios, with French voices by Adèle Exarchopoulos and Vincent Lacsote.

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