2023 Cannes Film Festival to pick up films with Viggo Mortensen and Sean Penn

Catherine Corsini’s “Le Retour” is also a late addition to the line-up.

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival, which will take place between May 16 and 27, has added a series of new titles to its long-awaited official selection: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s Black Flies starring Sean Penn and in competition; Catherine Corsini’s film “Le Retour” increased the line-up record, with a total of seven female directors competing; Amat Escalante’s Mexican drama “Perdidos en la Noche”; and Lisandro Alonso’s thriller Eureka, starring Viggo Mortensen and José María Yazpik.

Alonso and Mortensen previously collaborated on 2014’s “Jauja,” which premiered in the festival’s Un Certain Regard and won the top honor, the FIPRESCI Award. “Perdidos en la Noche” and “Eureka” will play in the non-competitive Cannes premiere section.

The late additions join a slew of previously announced out-of-competition films, including Maïwenn’s festival opener, “Jeanne du Barry,” which has been controversial over its star Johnny Depp and is facing a lawsuit against its director; “Indiana Jones and the Disc of Fate”; Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which festival director Thierry Fremaux hopes will join the race now that Apple’s theatrical release makes it eligible; and the HBO series “The Idol” from Sam Levinson and The Weeknd.

The competition section also boasts many interesting titles, including new films by Wes Anderson, Jonathan Glazer, Todd Haynes, Aki Kaurismaki, Jessica Hausner, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Nanni Moretti, Alice Rohrwacher, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Catherine Breillat, Wim Wenders. , Wang Bing and Ken Loach. Even before today’s addition, this year’s competition series included a record number of films by female filmmakers, which further raises the number of films directed by women to an unprecedented level.

Two-time Palme d’Or winner Ruben Östlund will be the president of this year’s competition jury, although other jury members have not yet been announced.

Announced last week, the festival will also be joined by Quentin Tarantino, who will present a secret screening as part of the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar. The film is yet to be announced.

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