The Cannes International Film Festival will premiere new films from influential British filmmakers Jonathan Glazer and Ken Loach, as well as Japanese Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda, as part of its 2023 festival line-up.
Announced by general delegate Thierry Frémaux and incoming president Iris Knobloch during a press conference from Paris, France on Thursday 13th April, the 2023 Cannes International Film Festival will also debut new films from Todd Haynes, Wes Anderson and Wim Wenders.
Of the films listed to be in competition at the festival, six have been directed by women. This is a new record. Press and visitors can expect new films from former Palme d’Or-nominated directors Alice Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) and Jessica Hausner (Little Joe) among others.
The opening film of the festival will be Jeanne du Barry from French actress and director Maïwenn, about the last official mistress of Louis XV (set to be played by Johnny Depp).
Jeanne du Barry will be presented out of competition alongside Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, Kim Jee-won’s Cobweb, Sam Levinson’s The Idol, and James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
There will also be a special screening of the latest film from British filmmaker Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Occupied City, a documentary about life in Amsterdam, Netherlands during the Nazi occupation of World War II.
The debut of Jonathan Glazer’s adaptation of Martin Amis’ “The Zone of Interest” will mark the first feature release by the Sexy Beast director since 2013’s critically-acclaimed Under the Skin. The Zone of Interest tells of a Nazi officer falling in love with the wife of the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp and will star Toni Erdmann’s Sandra Hüller.
Meanwhile, Kes director Ken Loach will debut his first film since before to the pandemic. The British filmmaker, last at Cannes with Sorry We Missed You, directed Palme d’Or winners The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016). His latest film, The Old Oak, will see him reunite with screenwriter Paul Laverty to tell of the tensions between UK immigrants and the small north east village they are housed in.
Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose films have been nominated for the Palme d’Or six times, is another former Palme d’Or winner (Shoplifters) returning to the south of France in 2023. Kore-eda’s latest film, Monster, is currently being kept top secret, though it will reunite the Japanese director with his Shoplifters star Sakura Ando.The only other Palme d’Or winner to return in 2023 will be Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose film Winter Sleep won the prestigious award in 2014. Ceylan also won Best Director at Cannes in 2008 for Winter Sleep.
The line-up for the 2023 Cannes International Film Festival is as follows:
CLUB ZERO Jessica HAUSNER
THE ZONE OF INTEREST Jonathan GLAZER
FALLEN LEAVES Aki KAURISMAKI
LES FILLES D’OLFA Kaouther BEN HANIA
ASTEROID CITY Wes ANDERSON
ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE Justine TRIET
MONSTER KORE-EDA Hirokazu
IL SOL DELL’AVVENIRE Nanni MORETTI
L’ÉTÉ DERNIER Catherine BREILLAT
KURU OTLAR USTUNE Nuri Bilge CEYLAN
LA CHIMERA Alice ROHRWACHER
LA PASSION DE DODIN BOUFFANT TRAN ANH Hùng
RAPITO Marco BELLOCCHIO
MAY DECEMBER Todd HAYNES
JEUNESSE WANG Bing
THE OLD OAK Ken LOACH
BANEL E ADAMA Ramata-Toulaye SY
PERFECT DAYS Wim WENDERS
FIREBRAND Karim AÏNOUZ
Un Certain Regard
LOS DELINCUENTES Rodrigo MORENO
HOW TO HAVE SEX Molly MANNING WALKER
GOODBYE JULIA Mohamed KORDOFANI
KADIB ABYAD Asmae EL MOUDIR
SIMPLE COMME SYLVAIN Monia CHOKRI
CROWRÃ João SALAVIZA; Renée NADER MESSORA
LOS COLONOS Felipe GÁLVEZ
OMEN Baloji TSHIANI
THE BREAKING ICE Anthony CHEN
ROSALIE Stéphanie DI GIUSTO
THE NEW BOY Warwick THORNTON
IF ONLY I COULD HIBERNATE Zoljargal PUREVDASH
HOPELESS KIM Chang-hoon
TERRESTRIAL VERSES Ali ASGARI; Alireza KHATAMI
RIEN À PERDRE Delphine DELOGET
LES MEUTES Kamal LAZRAQ
Out of Competition
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY James MANGOLD
COBWEB KIM Jee-woon
THE IDOL Sam LEVINSON
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON Martin SCORSESE
KENNEDY Anurag KASHYAP
OMAR LA FRAISE Elias BELKEDDAR
ACIDE Just PHILIPPOT
KUBI Takeshi KITANO
BONNARD, PIERRE ET MARTHE Martin PROVOST
CERRAR LOS OJOS Victor ERICE
LE TEMPS D’AIMER Katell QUILLÉVÉRÉ
MAN IN BLACK WANG Bing
OCCUPIED CITY Steve MCQUEEN
ANSELM (DAS RAUSCHEN DER ZEIT) Wim WENDERS
RETRATOS FANTASMAS Kleber MENDONÇA FILHO
The 2023 Cannes International Film Festival will take place 16-27 May, 2023.