The Cannes Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 76th edition, featuring a collection of new works from renowned filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Catherine Breillat, Wim Wenders, Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Todd Haynes. The festival will feature films both in and out of competition, with only a select few having the chance to win the prestigious Palme d’Or.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival will have six films directed by female directors, including Alice Rohrwacher, Jessica Hausner, Justine Triet, Ramata-Toulaye Sy, and Kaouther Ben Hania. Additionally, Nanni Moretti and Marco Bellocchio will have films in the competition.
Cannes will showcase documentaries in addition to the competition films. This reflects their recent resurgence in theaters and success at other major festivals. The documentary section of Cannes is split into two categories: “Official Selection” and “Cinefondation”. The official selection contains a mix of feature-length documentaries from well-known directors as well as first-time filmmakers. Cinefondation consists mainly of short films, providing an opportunity for new talent to be recognized on the world stage.
Both sections will feature an array of topics – some more serious than others. Audiences can expect to see stories about immigration, war and injustice but also lighter fare such as internet culture or animals in captivity. By bringing together the best storytellers in the world, Cannes provides audiences with a unique glimpse into what’s happening around us right now.
The Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival will feature films from around the world, including a significant delegation of films from the African continent and a first film from Mongolia.
Cannes is continuing its tradition of celebrating cinema by presenting highly anticipated films. Filmmakers like Scorsese, Pedro Almodóvar, and Steve McQueen are returning to the festival.
Director Thierry Frémaux opened the press conference and praised how the competition has grown in scope, mentioning that there are fewer French movies this year. He also said that the selection is not locked and more films are expected to be unveiled soon. The opening night film will be the hotly anticipated science fiction epic “The Dreamland”.
The Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place in Cannes, France, from May 17 to 28, 2023. This year’s lineup features a variety of acclaimed auteurs and emerging directors, with an increased focus on representation and diversity. The festival is facing some challenges, but remains committed to celebrating cinema.