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The 2023 Cannes Film Festival lineup will include two world premieres of anticipated upcoming films as well as notable entries in the competition. Iris Knobloch, the new president of Cannes Film Festival revealed the list of films that will be screened and said,
“Cannes is going to the future cinema.”
This year’s roster of filmmakers features a host of renowned names in the film industry. The Hollywood Reporter gives us a breakdown of the highlights of titles that are scheduled to make their appearance.Two big Hollywood world premieres include the upcoming sequel to Indiana Jones
and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon. The highly anticipated film will reunite Scorsese not only with Leonard DiCaprio but also with Robert De Niro, his legendary collaborator. The plot synopsis for Killers reads, “In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Nation were the richest people per capita in the world after oil was discovered under their land. Then, one by one, they were all murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case and unraveled a chilling conspiracy and one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.”Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is not usually the type of film to be found in contention at Cannes. The big adventure sequel will debut in theaters before the summer. This is the first film in the series not directed by Steven Spielberg. The director James Mangold was handed the torch for this film.
One notable entry is the premiere of Wes Anderson’s newest comedy Asteroid city
. The cast of “It’s a Wes Anderson film, full stop” includes Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hanks. Other notable names include Jeffrey Wright, Tilda SWinton, Bryan Cranston and Adrien Brody. Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director of Cannes, boasts that “It’s a Wes Anderson film, full stop.” The comedy will be making its debut in competition.Palme d’Or winner for
Shoplifters back in 2018, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, has returned to the Cannes competition with Monster. No story details have yet to be revealed, although it is known to star Ando Sakura from Shoplifters and was scored by “the late, great musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, who passed away in March.”THR also reports,
“Todd Haynes’ May December starring Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton will also premiere in competition. The story follows a married couple who buckles under pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about a public scandal in their past.”Two-time Palme d’Or winner Ken Loach returns to Cannes with
The Old Oak. Another former Palme d’Or winner, Nanni Moretti (2001’s The Son’s Room), returns with the Rome-based film, Il Sol Dell’Avvenire. Aki Kaurismaki will make his return to competition with his first film in 6 years, Dead leaves. Nuri Bilge ceylan, a Palme d’Or-winning director in 2014 with Winter sleep, returns with their latest film, about dry grasses. For more details and a fully comprehensive list of the films set to screen at Cannes this year, check out the lineup at THR here.