The 76th Edition of Festival de Cannes Opens Today
It all begins today again. The 76th Festival de Cannes opens to the world of cinema with its strong competition, which no doubt will shape the audience's screening preferences and critics' debates for the upcoming year.
The Offcial Selection of the feature films announced on April 13 has been expanded since, and the Competition has included two more rival works: Black Flies by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire and Le Retour by Catherine Corsini. Here's a complete list of Competition and all other Festival entries.
21 films announced in the Competition will be judged by the President of the Jury Ruben Östlund who was twice awarded the Palme d'or himself, and the rest of the Jury team that features Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter & director Rungano Nyoni, American actress & director Brie Larson, American actor Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director & screenwriter Damián Szifron and French director Julia Ducournau who won the top prize in 2021.
The Opening Ceremony will turn into a memorable event for the American actor Michael Douglas who will receive the Palme d'or d'honneur in recognition of his brilliant career as well as his engagement for cinema. "It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for bold creators, artistic audacities and excellence in storytelling. From my first time here in 1979 for The China Syndrome to my most recent premiere for Behind the Candelabra in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that magic of cinema is not just in what we see onscreen but in its ability to impact people all around the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it’s an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film," says the actor.
So now we just have to follow the Cannes news and wait for the new winners of the Palme d'or.