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Cannes 2023: Who Is Competing For Palme D'Or? Know Film Festival Line Up

Cannes film festival line up for the upcoming 76th edition has been announced. It will run from May 16 to May 27, featuring the best of international cinema.

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Aalokitaa Basu

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In a press conference held earlier today, Festival de Cannes film festival president Iris Knobloch and delegate general Thierry Fremaux made a live announcement of the official lineup for the year. The ceremony is all set to roll out its red carpet later in May this year. A notable highlight this year has been the record number of female directors that are part of the lineup.

Cannes 2023: What to expect? 

Across its 6 categories of In Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere and Special Screenings, Festival de Cannes will be featuring a wide range of cinema to the myriad of film enthusiasts. The press conference was hosted by Festival de Cannes' director Thierry Frémaux along with its president Iris Knobloch. The internationally renowned film festival will roll out its red carpet between May 16 to 27.

Films competing for Palme d'Or

19 films are currently competing for the the coveted Palme d'Or. Wes Anderoson's Asteroid City dealing with world-changing events gatecrashing a stargazer competition, German filmmaker Wim Wenders' Perfect Days and Ken Loach’s The Old Oak dealing with a village on the verge of abandonment are some of the main contenders. Also notable is Banel e Adama, which will be Ramata-Toulaye SY's first screening. 

Check out below the list of films competing for the prestigious award.

Club Zero by Jessica Hausner

Asteroid City by Wes Anderson

The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer

Fallen Leaves by Aki Kaurismaki

Les Filles D’Olfa (Four Daughters) by Kaouther Ben Hania

Anatomie D’une Chute by Justine Triet

Monster by Kore-eda Hirokazu

Il Sol Dell’Avvenire by Nanni Moretti

La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher

About Dry Grasses by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

L’Ete Dernier by Catherine Breillat

The Passion of Dodin Bouffant by Tran Anh Hung

Rapito by Marco Bellocchio

May December by Todd Haynes

Firebrand by Karim Ainouz

The Old Oak by Ken Loach

Perfect Days by Wim Wenders

Banel Et Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy

Jeunesse by Wang Bing

A diverse display of talent

The festival this year, has broken its own record in terms of the number of women directors that are part of the lineup. Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera, Jessica Hausner’s Club Zero, Catherine Breillat’s Last Summer, Justine Triet’s Anatomie d’une chute, Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s  Banel et Adama and Kaouther Ben Hania’s Olfa’s Daughters will be featuring at Cannes 2023.

World premieres galore

Festival de Cannes will feature the world premieres of some major big banner films this year. James Mangold's Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny featuring Harrison Ford and Pheobe Waller-Bridge along with Martin Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert de Niro and Brendan Fraser are some of the clinchers this year. This will be the first time the director will be returning to screen his work after 1986's After Hours. Maiwenn's Jeanne du Barry, being touted as Johnny Depp's 'comeback' will open the ceremony on May 16.

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