The race for the Palme d'Or begins
The Cannes Film Festival starts on May 16 and lasts until May 27
The Cannes Film Festival returns in full glory. The world's most glamorous festival was open with a screening of the historical drama "Jeanne du Barry" by the French director Maïwenn, and until May 27, hundreds of films, in the official and parallel programs, as well as in the market, will be presented to viewers.
Even the world premiere of "Jeanne du Barry" brings everything that Cannes is known for. It is a prestigious costume drama about the courtesan of King Louis XV, played by the director herself, but the main marketing bait is the American star Johnny Depp.
Small scandals have always been the charm of Cannes, but the audience was even more attracted by big films. And there will be plenty of them this year. The new sequel about the most famous archaeologist "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" will premiere in Cannes, Pedro Almodovar will present the short western "Strange Way of Life" with Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, Steve McQueen offers the almost five-hour long documentary "Occupied City" about Amsterdam, HBO will cause huge interest with the premiere of the first episodes of the TV series "The Idol" in which Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) plays the main role.
Everyone is eagerly awaiting the premiere of Martin Scorsese's drama "Killers of the Flower Moon" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
21 films in competition
The festival jury headed by Swedish Oscar winner Ruben Östlund will watch 21 films. Among them are as many as seven films directed by women, which is a Cannes record. The Italian director Alice Rohrwacher comes with the drama "La Chimera" in which Josh O'Connor and Isabella Rossellini have the main roles, while the French Catherine Breillat will surely raise the temperature with the erotic drama "Last Summer".
In the race for the Palme d'Or are also Ken Loach with the film "The Old Oak", Wim Wenders with the Japanese excursion "Perfect Days", Aki Kaurismäki will present his 20th feature film "Fallen Leaves", and Wes Anderson will fill the red carpet with numerous stars at the premiere of the film "Asteroid City". Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Nanni Moretti, Jessica Hausner, Hirokazu Kore-eda will delight film fans with their new works...
In Cannes, Croatian cinematography will present the short feature film "The Real Truth about the Fight" by director and screenwriter Andrea Slaviček and producer Katarina Prpić (Antitalent), which will have its world premiere as part of the parallel program of the Cannes Film Festival - "Semaine de la Critique ". In the same program, the feature film "Lost Country" directed by Vladimir Perišić, which was co-produced by France, Serbia, Luxembourg and Croatia, and whose Croatian co-producer is Ankica Jurić Tilić (Kinorama), will be presented to the audience for the first time. Read the full article at KINO FILM.HR