Get your tuxedo out of your mothballs and brush up on your French vocabulary: After feverish speculation about what could premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the lineup has finally been announced.
Thierry Frémaux’s annual press conference, which you can watch below, is over, and now we know what will debut on the Croisette when Cannes hits May 16-27. We already knew there would be a spot for Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” that Harrison Ford and James Mangold would bring fedora couture with “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (filling the slot for this year’s blockbuster, which the “Top Gun: Maverick” last year), and that, controversially, the film starring Johnny Depp, Maïwenn’s “Jeanne du Barry” will open the festival.
Films confirmed for Cannes include Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City,” Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest,” Todd Haynes’ “May/December” with Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Monster” . and Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” all competing for the Palme d’Or. New works by Jessica Hausner, Aki Kaurismaki, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Catherine Breillat, Ken Loach and Wim Wenders are also competing for the top prize, as well as Wang Bing’s Jeunesse, the first documentary to be screened in the Competition since 2004. Bing has a second film on Special Screenings called ‘Man in Black’.
Another notable title announced for the Special Screenings is Steve McQueen’s new documentary, “Occupied City,” which turns the lens on the city where he has long lived: Amsterdam. And as the title suggests, it is about the occupation of the city by Nazi Germany during World War II.
That means a number of anticipated titles won’t be showing at the festival: Kitty Green’s Julia Garner reteaming “The Royal Hotel” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ Emma Stone reunion “Poor People” were thought to bow at Cannes, as was Richard Linklater’s “Hitman.” . and “The Book of Solutions” by Michel Gondry.
And of course, the shorts section has already announced Pedro Almodóvar’s 30-minute gay western starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, which the director said is IndieWire’s Eric Kohn’s answer to “Brokeback Mountain.”
The importance of Cannes cannot be underestimated, even with the slowing acquisition market. Last year’s Palme d’Or winner “Triangle of Sadness,” a neon flick, was nominated for best picture at the Oscars, along with two other nods (best director Ruben Östlund and Östlund again for best original screenplay). It was the third Palme d’Or winner that Neon distributed, following 2021’s “Titane” and 2019’s “Parasite,” which of course won the Oscar for best picture, the first non-English-language film. to do this.
Cannes is also self-serving, the Palme d’Or provides a level of status and built-in box office interest that no other award apart from the Oscars can achieve.
Watch a replay of the press conference and read the full list of Cannes Film Festival 2023 lineup below.
“Jeanne du Barry”, Maïwenn (out of competition)
“Club Zero” by Jessica Hausner
“The Circle of Interest” by Jonathan Glazer
“Fallen Leaves” by Aki Kaurismaki
“Four Girls” – Kaouther Ben Hania
“Asteroid City” – Wes Anderson
“Anatomie d’Une Chute” by Justine Triet
“Monster” by Hirokazu Kore-eda
“The Day of the Future” by Nanni Moretti
“La Chimera” by Alice Rohrwacher
“On Dry Grass” by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
“L’Ete Dernier” by Catherine Breillat
“The Passion of Dodin Bouffant” – Tran Anh Hung
“Rapito” by Marco Bellocchio
“May/December” by Todd Haynes
“Firebrand” by Karim Ainouz
“The Old Oak” by Ken Loach
“Banel et Adama”, Ramata-Toulaye Sy
“Perfect Days” – Wim Wenders
“Jeunesse” by Wang Bing
Un Certain Regard
“The Delinquents” – Rodrigo Moreno
“How to Have Sex” by Molly Manning Walker
“Goodbye Julia!” Mohamed Kordofani
“The Buriti Flower” by Joao Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora
“Simple Comme Sylvain” by Monia Chokri
“Kadib Abyad (Mother of All Lies) by Asmae El Moudir
– The Settlers – Felipe Galvez
“Omen” by Baloji Tshiani
“The Icebreaker” Anthony Chen
– Rosalie – Stephanie di Giusto
“The New Boy” by Warwick Thornton
“If only I could hibernate” – Zoljargal Purevdash
“Hopeless” – Kim Chang-hoon
“Terrestrial Verses” by Ali Asgari and Alireza Khatami
“Rien a Perdre” by Delphine Deloget
“Les Meutes” by Kamal Lazraq
“La Regne Animal” by Thomas Cailley
“Images of ghosts”, Kleber Mendonca Filho
“Anselm” by Wim Wenders
“Busy City” – Steve McQueen
“Black Man” by Wang Bing
“Le Temps D’Aimer” by Katell Quillevere
“Cerrar Los Ojos” by Victor Erice
“Bonnard, Pierre and Marthe” by Martin Provost
“Kubi” by Takeshi Kitano
“Omar la Fraise” by Elias Belkeddar
– Kennedy – Anurag Kashyap
“Sav”, only Philippot
Out of competition
“Killers of the Flower Moon” by Martin Scorsese
“The Idol” – Sam Levinson
“Spider’s Web” – Kim Jee-woon
“Indiana Jones and the Disc of Destiny” by James Mangold
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