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The Cannes Film Festival 2023
The films to look out for at the 76th edition of the most glamorous film event

With films in competition and out of competition, the Cannes Film Festival promises to be an exhiliarating event also this year.

From Martin Scorsese’s Indiana Jones to Todd Haynes with May December, an exciting love story (between Julianne Moore and Charles Melton, with Natalie Portman interfering in their relationship) from Alice Rohrwacher’s gravediggers of La Chimera to Wes Anderson, who for his Asteroid City called in Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson and Tilda Swinton (just to name a few). There are many titles to watch out for in this 76th edition scheduled from 16 to 27 May. It goes without saying that there will be some that will spark discussion. And also this year many celebrities will parade along the most glamorous street in the world, the Promenade de la Croisette.

Besides those already mentioned, the most hyped films of 2023 are: Occupied City by Steve McQueen, a documentary that seems to be about his adopted city, Amsterdam (Special Screenings section), Killers of the Flower Moon, another out-of-competition film by Martin Scorsese with Leonardo DiCaprio, and Monster by Japanese film director Hirokazu Kore-eda, now a regular at Cannes, who will try to repeat his success of 2018 and win again this most coveted award.

For Italy, along with Rohrwacher, the films in competition for the Palme d’Or are A britghter tomorrow by Nanni Moretti and Kidnapped by Marco Bellocchio.

Then there is The Idol, the new controversial HBO series (out of competition) by the creator of Euphoria Sam Levinson, starring Lily-Rose Depp, Johnny Depp’s daughter, and Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd).

And last but not least, in the Un Certain Regard section, The New Boy with Cate Blanchett, a film about an Aboriginal boy in Australia in the 1940s, and How to Have Sex, the first film of young British director of photography and film director Molly Manning Walker.

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