Thierry Frémaux, general delegate of the Festival and Iris Knobloch, president of the festival for the premiere and succeeding Pierre Lescure, presented the selection of films that will be screened on the Croisette during the festival from May 16 to 27.
This edition will begin with the screening of “Jeanne du Barry” by Maïwenn with Johnny Depp. We also note the presence of “Strange Way of Life” by Pedro Almadovar with Pedro Pascal, “Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo Di Caprio and “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” by James Mangold with Harrison Ford .
This year, the jury will be chaired by Ruben Östlund, holder of 2 Palmes d’Or for “Without filter” in 2022 and “The Square” in 2017. More than 2,000 films have been viewed. The selection contains countries from all over the world, some of which are participating for the first time, such as Mongolia with director Zoljargal Puredash and her first film “If I could Hibernate”. Unlike the previous 2 years, the selection will not be as important.
In the “Un Certain Regard” section, dedicated to the most unexpected films, Thierry Frémaux presented some twenty feature films, most of which are first films but include prestigious names: Monia Chokri (Babysitter, My Brother’s Wife ) for “Simple comme Sylvain” or Anthony Chen with “Breaking Ice”. “The Animal Kingdom” by Thomas Cailley with Romain Duris and Adèle Exarchopoulose will open the competition. Other films in the category are “Los Delincuentes” (The Delinquents), by Rodrigo Moreno, “Goodbye Julia,” by Mohamed Kordofani, first film; “How To Have Sex”, by Molly Manning Walker, first film; “Kadib Abyad” (The Mother Of All Lies), Asmae El Moudir; Crowrã” (The Buriti Flower), by João Salaviza & Renée Nader; “Messora; “Augure” (Omen), by Baloji Tshiani, first film; “Rosalie” by Frenchwoman Stéphanie Di Giusto; The New Boy, by Warwick Thornton; “If Only I Could Hibernate”, by Zoljargal Purevdash, a Mongolian film. It’s the first time in Cannes; “Hopeless” by Kim Chang-Hoon, first film; “Terrestrial Verses”, by Ali Asgari & Alireza Khatami; Les Meutes, by Kamal Lazraq, another French debut and Nothing to Lose, by Delphine Deloget, debut.
For special screenings, German filmmaker Wim Wenders is back with his new documentary “The Noise of Time”, devoted to Anselm Kiefer. For his part, Steve McQueen returns with “Occupied City, on the occupation of Amsterdam during the Second World War. The Brazilian Kleber Mendonça Filho will be present with “Ghost Portraits”, a documentary on cinemas.
Initiated with the Covid, the “Cannes Première” section highlighted 4 “formidable” films including “Kubi”, a samurai comedy by Takeshi Kitano. This is also the case with “Le Temps d’Aimer” by Katel Quillévéré, “César los ojos” by Victor Erice, Bonnard, Pierre et Marthe by Martin Provost. “Acide” by Just Philippot with Guillaume Canet will be presented in a midnight session.
Films out of competition
In the films out of competition, dedicated to films that make the event, we find “Killer of the Flower Moons”, by Martin Scorsese, “Cobweb” by Kim-Jee-Woon or the new Indiana Jones. This is also the case of the series of Sam Levinson, after “Euphoria”, “The Idol” where The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp share the poster.
The official selection is the queen of the fortnight. We note the presence of great directors such as Wes Anderson, Ken Loach or Maïwenn, Wim Wenders, Nanni Moretti or Todd Haynes. It also brings together stars like Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody or Tom Hanks for “Asteroid City”. It can be completed later and for the moment, there is no animated film.
Women in the competition
Note the presence of 6 directors in the competition, a record in the history of the festival. Among them are Maïwenn, Catherine Breillat and Justine Triet, Jessica Hausner, as well as Senegalese Ramata-Toulaye Sy and Tunisian Kahouter Ben Hania.
Official selection of the 76th Cannes Film Festival
- Club Zero, by Jessica Hausner
- Zone of Interest, by Jonathan Glazer
- Fallen Leaves, by Aki Kaurismaki
- The Daughters of Olfa, by Kaouther Ben Hania
- Asteroid City, by Wes Anderson
- Anatomy, from a fall by Justine Trie
- Monster, by Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Il Sol Dell’Avvenire, by Nanni Moretti
- Chimera, by Alice Rohrwacher
- Dry Herbs, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
- Last Summer by Catherine Breillat
- The Passion of Dodin Bouffant, by Tran Anh Hung
- Rapito, by Marco Bellochio
- May December, by Todd Haynes
- Firebrand, by Karim Aïnouz
- The Old Oak, by Ken Loach
- Banel and Adama, from Ramata-Toulaye Sy
- Perfect Days, by Wim Wenders