Two highly anticipated titles will be presented during the day at the Cannes Film Festival 2023: Killers of the Flower Moon, directed by Martin Scorsese, and May December by director Todd Haynes.
It weekend at Cannes 2023 opens starring many movie stars: the cast of Killers of the flower Moonnew film directed by Martin Scorsese, will walk the red carpet, followed by Julianne Moore e Natalie Portmanthe protagonists of the new film directed by
Todd Haynes which will have its world premiere on Saturday evening. However, the day will be full of events not to be missed, let’s discover the films that will be presented.
Martin Scorsese returns to the Cannes Film Festival to present the awaited Killers of the Flower Moon out of competition, a film inspired by the book written by David Grann and which stages the crimes committed in Oklahoma in the 1920s against the Osage tribe.
The cast includes Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons.
On the other hand, May December will be screened in competition, the new work signed by Todd Haynes with a famous actress at the center who meets the woman behind her new role, whose life was marked by a scandal that took place 20 years earlier. Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore and Charles Melton star in the film.
Banel & Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy, set in an isolated village in northern Senegal, will also be presented in the competition.
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The other sections
The section In some perspective he will then propose How to Have Sex, directed by newcomer Molly Manning Walker, in which three British teenagers are followed as they experience a summer dedicated to the rites of passage into adulthood.
The second film in the program is Les Meutes by Kamal Lazraq, set in the suburbs of Casablanca and starring a father and his son who try to survive and are assigned to kidnap a man.
Director Shujun Wei will then present Only the River Flows, starring the head of the criminal police Ma Zhe, dealing with investigations in China in the 1990s. Mohamed Kordofani is instead the director of Goodybe Julia, which focuses on the story of a former singer from Sudan who unintentionally causes a death.
In the afternoon there will also be space for the screening of Robot Dreams, the first animated film by Pablo Berger, starring a dog who lives in New York and decides to build a robot to overcome loneliness.
In the section Cannes Premiere will be proposed Le temps d’aimer directed by Katell Quillevere who proposes a story set in 1947. At the center of the plot are Madeleine, who works as a waitress in a hotel restaurant, and François, a rich and educated student. A strong bond is immediately established between the two.
For fans of films from the past, restored copies of Il ferroviere by Pietro Germi and Thelma & Louise, the 1990 masterpiece by Ridley Scott starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, will be screened on the Croisette.
The Quinzaine des Cineastes proposes instead Riddle of Fire, directed by Weston Razooli, and Creatura by Elena Martin Gimeno.
Critics’ Week plans The Rapture, starring Hafsia Herzi and directed by Iris Kaltenback. At the center of the plot is Lydia, whose friend Salomé asks her to help her. The situation will get complicated when the young woman meets Milois, the conquest of one evening, while she is holding her friend’s son in her arms, giving life to a lie with unexpected consequences.
The last title of the day is The (Ex)perience of Love, by Ann Sirot and Raphael Balboni. with a couple in the center who are unable to have children because they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome”.