Cannes Film Festival 2023 - See The Films Competing
From Wes Anderson's "Asteroid City" to Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," the Cannes Film Festival 2023 is packed with buzzy world premieres. A-list stars Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore star in Todd Haynes' return film "May December," while Disney is bringing Harrison Ford to the Croisette for "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."
This year's Cannes Film Festival will include the world premieres of new movies from Pedro Almodovar, Jessica Hautner, Jonathan Glazer, Catherine Corsini, Hirokazu Kore-eda, and many others.
From May 16th through the 27th, the Cannes Film Festival will once again take over the French Riviera.
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The 21 films nominated for the Palme d'Or and some of the other premieres that will be shown at the festival are listed below.
- Asteroid City" by Wes Anderson - Anderson, the king of oddity, splits moviegoers and hardly ever takes home prizes, but performers adore him. Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and Edward Norton are just a few of the actors who appear in his most recent film, about American space cadets.
- "The Zone of Interest" by Jonathan Glazer - The eagerly anticipated comeback of this British director ("Under the Skin," "Sexy Beast"), who previously directed "Under the Skin" and "Sexy Beast," is based on a Martin Amis novel about a romance in the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- "May December" by Todd Haynes - In 2015, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara's lesbian drama "Carol" by Haynes dazzled Cannes. His most recent film has Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, two more A-list actors, and tells the tale of an actress who meets the couple at the center of a tabloid scandal.
- "Monster" by Hirokazu Kore-eda - Kore-eda, a Japanese filmmaker, earned the Palme for his heartfelt family drama "Shoplifters" in 2018. In the "Rashomon" fashion, "Monster" presents various points of view to explain a young child's troubling conduct.
- "The Old Oak" by Ken Loach - The 86-year-old Brit has won the Palme twice, once for the Irish civil war epic "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" in 2006 and again for "I, Daniel Blake" 10 years later, making him one of cinema's most politically involved directors. This film, which he has said is his last, is about Syrian refugees in the UK.
- "Firebrand" by Karim Ainouz - In a historical drama by Brazilian director Karim Ainouz, Jude Law and Alicia Vikander play English king Henry VIII and his sixth wife Catherine Parr, respectively.
- "Black Flies" by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire - Tye Sheridan, a novice paramedic, learns the ropes from Sean Penn, a seasoned New Yorker. The supporting role of Mike Tyson is very popular.
- "Homecoming" by Catherine Corsini - This competition slot was postponed due to criticism about an underage sex scene. It centers on an African family visiting Corsica after a tragic event there occurred years earlier.
- "Perfect Days" by Wim Wenders - With "Paris, Texas" and "Wings of Desire," two of the most recognizable movies from the 1980s, Wenders won the Palme d'Or and best director at Cannes. Since then, interest has focused more on his documentaries like "Buena Vista Social Club" than his films. His latest film, which is set in Japan, explores the surprising past of a toilet cleaner.
- "About Dry Grasses" by Nuri Bilge Ceylan - The patient narratives of the Turkish director have won numerous awards at Cannes, including the 2014 Palme for "Winter Sleep." His most recent movie centers on a disgruntled teacher in a far-off town.
- "Fallen Leaves" by Aki Kaurismaki - The Finnish director, who is now working on his 19th movie, is well-known on the arthouse scene for his darkly humorous depictions of underrepresented groups. A charming tragicomedy about two lonely hearts in a Helsinki nightclub, according to the description.
- "A Brighter Tomorrow" by Nanni Moretti - Another previous winner is Moretti (for "The Son's Room" in 2001). The Italian plays a 1950s director in this scene.
- "Club Zero" by Jessica Hausner - The Austrian director stars Mia Wasikowska as a teacher in a prestigious school who develops a perilous friendship with teenagers involved in a climate crisis protest.
- "Four Daughters" by Kaouther Ben Hania - The Tunisian director was nominated for an Oscar for "The Man Who Sold His Skin." Her follow-up tells the tale of a mom whose daughters mysteriously vanish while blending fiction and documentary.
- "Anatomy of a Fall" by Justine Triet - a suspenseful story about a woman who is suspected of killing her husband and has a blind son.
- "La Chimera" by Alice Rohrwacher - The story of a team of archaeologists who trade in historical artifacts on the black market has Isabella Rossellini as the lead.
- "Shanghai Youth" by Wang Bing - It examines the lives of migrant workers in China, making it an uncommon documentary in the competition.
- "Banel et Adama" by Ramata-Toulaye Sy - The French-Senegalese director's first motion picture examines the challenges of adolescent love in a Senegalese community.
- "Rapito" by Marco Bellocchio - With the actual account of a Jewish youngster who was removed from his family and educated as a Catholic by Pope Pius IX, the 83-year-old Italian filmmaker makes a comeback.
- "The Pot-au-Feu" by Tran Anh Hung - A classic French story from the 1920s about fictitious gourmand Dodin Bouffant is adapted by the French-Vietnamese filmmaker.
- "Last Summer" by Catherine Breillat - Breillat, who is known for making sexually explicit movies, has recreated the critically acclaimed Danish movie "Queen of Hearts," which is about a lady having an affair with her stepson.
These movies are premiering as well, but they are not up for the Palme d'Or:
- "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" by James Mangold
- "Killers of the Flower Moon" by Martin Scorsese
- "Occupied City" by Steve McQueen
- "The Idol" by Sam Levinson
- "Cobweb" by Kim Jee-woon
- "Kennedy" by Anurag Kashyap
- "Kubi" by Takeshi Kitano
- "Anselm" by Wim Wenders