The 76th Edition of Festival De Cannes Is Ready to Start Its Competition
The 76th Cannes Film Festival will open just less than in a month, on May 16, with an opening film Jeanne Du Barry by a French actress and film director Maïwenn.
In her new movie Jeanne du Barry, Maïwenn herself plays the title role with Johnny Depp as Louis XV, alongside Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pierre Richard, Pascal Greggory and India Hair. The historical drama on the life, rise and fall of King Louis XV’s favorite, will be released in French cinemas the same day.
Although opening the festival, this film is out of competition whereas the following 19 films from the directors from around the globe will meet in Competition throughout May 27 when the main festival awards - the Palme d'or - will be handed to the winners:
CLUB ZERO by Jessica HAUSNER
THE ZONE OF INTEREST by Jonathan GLAZER
FALLEN LEAVES by Aki KAURISMAKI
LES FILLES D’OLFA by Kaouther BEN HANIA (FOUR DAUGHTERS)
ASTEROID CITY by Wes ANDERSON
ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE by Justine TRIET
MONSTER by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
IL SOL DELL’ AVVENIRE by Nanni MORETTI
L’ÉTÉ DERNIER by Catherine BREILLAT
KURU OTLAR USTUNE by Nuri Bilge CEYLAN (ABOUT DRY GRASSES)
LA CHIMERA by Alice ROHRWACHER
LA PASSION DE DODIN BOUFFANT by TRAN ANH Hùng
RAPITO by Marco BELLOCCHIO
MAY DECEMBER by Todd HAYNES
JEUNESSE by WANG Bing
THE OLD OAK by Ken LOACH
BANEL E ADAMA by Ramata-Toulaye SY | 1st film
PERFECT DAYS by Wim WENDERS
FIREBRAND by Karim AÏNOUZ
The selection of featured films for Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings is here.
Ruben Östlund, the Swedish director, who won the Palme d'or twice (last year for his Triangle of Sadness) will be heading the Jury of the 76th Festival. "I am happy, proud, and humbled to be trusted with the honor of Jury president for this year’s Competition at the Festival de Cannes. Nowhere in the film world is the anticipation as strong as when the curtain rises on the films in Competition at the festival. It is a privilege to be part of it, together with the Cannes audience of connoisseurs. I am sincere when I say that cinema culture is in its most important period ever. The cinema has a unique aspect - There, we watch together, and it demands more on what is shown and increases the intensity of the experience. It makes us reflect in a different way than when we dopamine scroll in front of the individual screens”, said Ruben Östlund.
So let-s wait and see who-s going to surprise and overwhelm us this year.