What do we expect in Cannes 2023?
Harrison Ford (80 years old) will walk the red carpet, presenting his fifth and possibly last installment as Indiana Jones (“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate”).
Martin Scorsese will do the same, also from this generation, who directed a long film (3h10), “Killers of the flower moon”, about a series of murders of indigenous people in the United States in the 1920s, with Leonardo DiCaprio.
One of the great Spanish names linked to Cannes, Pedro Almodóvar, will present a 25-minute short film, with a western and gay air, with Ethan Hawke and the Chilean Pedro Pascal (“The last of us”).
Michael Douglas (78 years old), star of films like “Basic Instinct”, will receive an honorary Palme d’Or for decades of career.
This year, feature films prevail in Cannes, also in the official competition, with 21 films, seven of them directed by women, a record.
The Turkish film “Nuri Bilge Ceylan” lasts 3h17; the Chinese documentary “Youth Spring”, 3h40. Both denounce the atmosphere of countries subjected to oppressive regimes.
British film legend Ken Loach (86 years old) is competing for his third Palme d’Or with “The old oak”, also of a social nature.
Another legend, the Spanish Víctor Erice (82 years old), who presented his last feature film three decades ago precisely in Cannes, returns with “Cerrar los ojos” (close your eyes) (almost three hours), in a parallel section.
The Italian Marco Bellocchio (83 years old) will also attend, to present “Rapito”, a work that narrates the kidnapping of a Jewish boy to be educated as a Christian in the mid-19th century in Italy.
But Cannes is also a showcase for the next generation, like Wes Anderson, who used an impressive cast for his “Asteroid City”: Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie…
Or “Le retour” by the French Catherine Corsini, surrounded by some controversy over the treatment of adolescent sexuality.
Also noteworthy is the young Franco-Senegalese Ramata-Toulaye Sy, with “Banel e Adama”, her debut feature.