The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is set to open tonight with “Jeanne du Barry”, directed by French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn. The costume drama in which Johnny Depp plays King Louis XV of France is his first major film since the American actor’s high-profile defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, in 2022, over her claims that he was physically abusive.

Maïwenn, who also  co-wrote “Jeanne du Barry” with Teddy Lussi-Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi, stars in the title role as the famous 18th century courtesan who becomes the favourite of King Louis XV.

Johnny Depp will not be the only Hollywood star to descend to the French Riviera this week. Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and Harrison Ford are among the powerhouse names attending the event, with Michael Douglas set to receive a honorary Palme d’Or at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

U.S. productions, indeed, are represented in force at the festival this year, including Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”, Wes Anderson’s “Asteroïd City”, Pixar’s animated feature “Elemental”, Todd Haynes’ “May December” and James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”, the fifth and final outing for Harrison Ford as the archaeologist Dr. Henry Walton.

The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will run until May 27th at the Palais des Festival.

Official Selection 2023

Competition:

About Dry Grasses, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Anatomy Of A Fall, Justine Triet

Asteroid City, Wes Anderson

Banel Et Adama, Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Club Zero, Jessica Hausner

Fallen Leaves, Aki Kaurismaki

Firebrand, Karim Aïnouz

Four Daughters, Kaouther Ben Hania

Il Sol Dell’Avvenire, Nanni Moretti

Jeunesse, Wang Bing

La Chimera, Alice Rohrwacher

La Passion De Dodin Bouffant, Tran Anh Hung

Last Summer, Catherine Breillat

May December, Todd Haynes

Monster, Hirokazu Kore-eda

The Old Oak, Ken Loach

Perfect Days, Wim Wenders

Rapito, Marco Bellocchio

The Zone Of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

Out Of Competition:

Cobweb, Kim Jee-Woon

The Idol, Sam Levinson

Indiana Jones And The Dial Of Destiny, James Mangold

Jeanne du Barry, Maiwenn (opening film)

Killers Of The Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese

Midnight Screenings:

Acide, Just Philippot

Kennedy, Anurag Kashyap

Omar La Fraise, Elias Belkeddar

Cannes Premiere:

Bonnard, Pierre And Marthe, Martin Provost

Cerrar Los Ojos (Fermer Les Yeux), Victor Erice

Kubi, Takeshi Kitano

Le Temps D’aimer, Katell Quillévéré

Special Screenings:

Le Bruit Du Temps, Anselm Kiefer, Wim Wenders

Man In Black, Wang Bing

Occupied City, Steve McQueen

Pictures Of Ghosts, Kleber Mendonça Filho

Un Certain Regard:

The Breaking Ice, Anthony Chen

The Buriti Flower, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

The Delinquents, Rodrigo Moreno

Goodbye Julia, Mohamed Kordofani

Hopeless, Kim Chang-hoon

How To Have Sex, Molly Manning Walker

If Only I Could Hibernate, Zoljargal Purevdash

Le Regne Animal, Thomas Cailley (UCR opening film)

Les Meutes, Kamal Lazraq

The Mother Of All Lies, Asmae El Moudir

The New Boy, Warwick Thornton

Omen, Baloji Tshiani

Rien À Perdre, Delphine Deloget

Rosalie, Stephanie di Giusto

The Settlers, Felipe Gálvez

Simple Comme Sylvain, Monia Chokri

Terrestrial Verses, Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami

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