The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, under the presidency of Thierry Frémaux and Iris Knobloch, takes place from May 16 to 27, 2023. It began at 6:50 p.m. with the first climb of the steps before the screening of Maïwenn’s film, out of competition, ” Jeanne du Barry” in the presence of the film crew.
Long-awaited, this 76th edition passed off peacefully, with demonstrations on public roads having been banned by the Alpes-Maritimes prefecture for the duration of the festival. However, a petition of 123 actresses and actors published in a column of the newspaper “Liberation”, denounced “a system which supports the aggressors”, referring to Johnny Depp and his last trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. for domestic violence (“… By rolling out the red carpet to men and women who assault, the festival sends the message that in our country we can continue to exercise violence with impunity, that violence is acceptable in places of creation”). For her part, the director Maîwenn is being sued by the director of publication Edwy Plenel, who has instituted civil proceedings against the director who had physically attacked him a few days earlier in a Parisian restaurant. All this has not not prevent the 2 actors from appearing hand in hand on the red carpet.
This year, the stars followed one another on the “Red Carpet”. We noticed the return of the Americans with in particular Michael Douglas, who came with his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones and their daughter, to receive a special gold palm which rewards his entire career. In 50 years, he has shot 80 films and has already received 2 Césars.
For his part, Johnny Depp was warmly welcomed by the public, posing for selfies or signing autographs before entering the Palais des Festivals. We could also see Leonardo DiCaprio come with Martin Scorsese and Robert de Niro for “Killers of the flower moon”; Uma Thurman came with her son; the British-American Helen Mirren in Marie-Antoinette and blue hair, a tribute according to her to Maïwenn’s film; Elle Fannings, discovered by Sofia Coppola; Harrison Ford comes to present the 5th installment of “Indiana Jones”
Danish Mads Mikkelsen came with his wife Hanne Jacobsen as a juror and announced his next costume film, “King’s Land”. Chinese-Singaporean actress Gong Li and Chinese actress and singer Fan Bing Bing were present for the stair climb
France, for its part, had the honor of opening thanks to Maîwenn’s film (out of competition) and the tribute paid to Catherine Deneuve, present on the official poster produced by Hartland Villa (Lionel Avignon, Stéphane de Vivies); his daughter Chiara Mastroianni was the mistress of ceremonies; Emmanuelle Béart or Elodie Fontan also walked the red carpet.
Maïwenn’s film crew then introduced themselves to the public. Around the director and Johnny Depp, we could see Diego Le Fur, Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pascal Greggory and Melvil Poupaud.
The jury was among the last to climb the steps. Around President Ruben Östlund, we found the actors Paul Dano, Denis Ménochet, the Franco-Afghan writer and director Atiq Rahimi and the Argentinian director Damiàn Szifron as well as 4 women; director Julia Ducournau, Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, Zambian actress-director Rungano Nyoni and American actress Brie Larson.
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