The 76th Cannes Film Festival took place from Tuesday, 16 May to Saturday, 27 May 2023. The president of the jury was Sweden’s Ruben Östlund, a two-time winner of the Palme d’or including in 2022 for “Triangle of Sadness”. Michael Douglas receives the Palme d’or d’honneur during the Opening Ceremony in recognition of his career and engagement with cinema.
The Palme d’Or was presented to “Anatomy of a Fall” directed by France’s Justine Triet. Triet is the third female director to win the Palme d’Or following Julia Ducournau for “Titane” in 2021 and Jane Campion, who shared the award for “The Piano” with “Farewell My Concubine” in 1993.
Other jury members in 2023 included Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter and director Rungano Nyoni, American actress and director Brie Larson, American actor Paul Dano, Afghan author Atiq Rahimi, Argentinian director and screenwriter Damián Szifrón and French director Julia Ducournau who won the Palme d’or in 2021 for “Titane”.
The 2023 festival opened with a screening of “Jeanne du Barry”, directed by Maïwenn and starring Maïwenn and Johnny Depp. Other films with special screenings included the world premieres of “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”, directed by James Mangold and starring Harrison Ford; and Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion and Tantoo Cardinal.
The closing film on 27 May was the world premiere of Pixar Animation’s “Elemental”. It is the fourth feature from Pixar to be presented in Cannes’ Official Selection, after “Up”, “Inside Out” and “Soul”.
The 75th festival took place from Tuesday, 17 May to Saturday, 28 May 2022. The official selection was announced in Paris on Thursday, 14 April. The Palme d’Or was presented to “Triangle of Sadness” directed by Ruben Östuland. It was Östuland’s second Palme d’Or following the win for “The Square” in 2017 and he joins the exclusive list of two time winners that includes Alf Sjöberg (Sweden), Francis Ford Coppola (US), Bille August (Denmark), Emir Kusturica (Yugoslavia / Serbia), Shohei Imamura (Japan), Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (Belgium), Michael Haneke (Austria) and Ken Loach (UK).
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