Christopher Nolan, Sofia Coppola, Wes Anderson, Maïwenn… the Films Slated for Cannes 2023

The 76th Cannes Film Festival already promises great surprises.

Le Film Français unveiled this Friday, February 3, a list of films expected in the different sections of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 16 to 27, 2023.

Among the French productions and co-productions, we could see Maïwenn ‘s new film, Jeanne du Barry, which stars Johnny Depp in the role of Louis XV, where he will play in French alongside Pierre Richard, Noémie Lvovsky, Melvil Poupaud or even Benjamin Lavernhe. Valérie Donzelli is also expected in the selection with her film Love and Forests, co-written with Audrey Diwan, while Le Consentement by Vanessa Filho, adapted from the novel by Vanessa Springora, with Jean-Paul Rouve and Laetitia Casta, could also create the event. Bruno Dumont‘s empireDaaaaaali! by Quentin DupieuxAnd the party continues by Robert Guédiguian, Bernadette by Léa Domenach, or Anatomy of a fall by Justine Triet are also part of the list of feature films that should be found on the Croisette.

Maiwenn and Johnny Depp in Jeanne du Barry

On the international side, Hirokazu Kore-Eda could already make his return to the official selection with Monster, less than a year after Les Bonnes étoiles, his film shot in South Korea, which won Song Kang-ho the interpretation prize. male. Another regular at the Festival,  Nanni Moretti will certainly come to present his new film, The Sun of the Future, which features his favorite actress Margherita Buy alongside Mathieu Amalric. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, who won the Palme d’Or in 2014 for Winter Sleep, should also be there in Cannes with  Les herbes secs, a new fresco that will last around 4 hours.

Woody Allen could appear for the last time on the Cannes red carpet with his 50th and presumed final film,  Wasp 22 (provisional name), while Sofia Coppola would come to present her film, Priscilla, offering a fresh look at Priscilla Presley’s relationship with Elvis, less than a year after Baz Luhrmann’s film dedicated to the King, presented out of competition.

Other big names are cited in the French Film article, including  Wes Anderson with Asteroid City, which once again features a stunning cast, Terrence Malick with The Way of the Wind, Marco Bellocchio with La conversione, Todd Haynes with May /December,  Ken Loach with The Old Oak, which could allow him to reach a record by winning a third Palme d’Or, or even Kirill Serebrennikov, already selected for two previous editions, with his new film Limonov: The Ballad of EddieRoman Polansky, despite the scandal caused by J’accuse at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, could also return to Cannes with his black comedy The Palace.

Other great filmmakers could also create the event. Hayao Miyazaki,  with his latest film How do you live? , but also  Jean-Luc Godard, posthumously, whose last two projects, Funny wars and Scenario, could be screened as a tribute. Finally,  Christopher Nolan may make his first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival with his event film Oppenheimer, dedicated to the inventor of the atomic bomb, scheduled for July 19 in French cinemas.

Oppenheimer: Christopher Nolan's film is revealed in pictures

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