Cannes Film Festival 2023

Opening film Jeanne du Barry
Closing film Elemental
Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d’Or
Festival date 16–27 May 2023


Main competition

Ruben Östlund, Swedish director and screenwriter, Jury President[2]
Paul Dano, American actor and director
Julia Ducournau, French director and screenwriter
Brie Larson, American actress and director
Denis Ménochet, French actor
Rungano Nyoni, Zambian-Welsh screenwriter and director
Atiq Rahimi, Afghan director and writer
Damián Szifrón, Argentinian director and screenwriter
Maryam Touzani, Moroccan director and actress

Un Certain Regard

John C. Reilly, American actor, screenwriter and producer, Jury President
Paula Beer, German actress
Davy Chou, Cambodian-French director and screenwriter
Émilie Dequenne, Belgian actress
Alice Winocour, French director and screenwriter

Caméra d’Or

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress, Jury President
Mickaël Buch, French director and screenwriter
Nathalie Durand, French director of photography
Sophie Frilley, French general director of Titrafilm
Nicolas Marcadé, French journalist and critic
Raphaël Personnaz, French actor

Cinéfondation and short films

Ildikó Enyedi, Hungarian director and screenwriter, Jury President
Ana Lily Amirpour, American director and screenwriter
Shlomi Elkabetz, Israelian actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Charlotte Le Bon, Canadian actor and director
Karidja Touré, French actress

Independent juries

International Critics’ Week

Audrey Diwan, French film director, Jury President[8]
Rui Poças, Portuguese cinematographer
Franz Rogowski, German actor
Meenakshi Shedde, Indian journalist and festival programmer of Berlinale
Kim Yutani, programming director of Sundance Film Festival
Queer Palm

John Cameron Mitchell, American actor, playwright, screenwriter, singer, songwriter, producer and director, Jury President
Louise Chevillotte, French actress
Zeno Graton, Belgian director
Isabel Sandoval, Filipina director and actress
Cédric Succivalli, French journalist, film critic and festival programmer
L’Œil d’or

Kirsten Johnson, American director, screenwriter and cinematographer, Jury President
Sophie Faucher, Canadian actress
Ovidie, French actress, director and author
Pedro Pimenta, Mozambican producer
Jean-Claude Raspiengeas, French journalist and critic
Official selection

2020 Cannes Film Festival

The 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival was planned to occur from 12 to 23 May 2020. On 13 January 2020, Spike Lee was named as the leader of the jury. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France, celebration the board reported on 14 April 2020 that the celebration couldn’t be held in its “unique structure”, with elective methods for watching the celebration being investigated.

Prior, celebration the board thought about holding the celebration in June or July, after not dropping the event. In mid-March, the celebration’s fundamental setting, the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière, was changed over into a brief destitute shelter. In May 2020, it was reported that no physical release of the celebration would take place, but an amended Official Selection of movies was affirmed on 3 June 2020. Before declaring the rundown of movies from the authority selection, Thierry Frémaux the executive of the Cannes Film Festival, said in a meeting that he was conversing with Spike Lee and furthermore was wanting to have him as President of the Jury on the 2021 version. He likewise affirmed that Lee’s film Da 5 Bloods was expected to be the arrival of Netflix to honorary pathway in the Out of Competition class


Location Cannes, France
Founded 1946
Awards Palme d’Or
Festival date TBC

Official selection

The Official Selection has been partitioned in sub-classes, as chiefs or sorts, not as contenders.

The Faithful (or at least selected once before)

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The French Dispatch Wes Anderson United States, Germany
Summer of 85 Été 85 François Ozon France
True Mothers Asa ga Kuru Naomi Kawase Japan
Lovers Rock Steve McQueen United Kingdom
Mangrove Steve McQueen United Kingdom
Another Round Druk Thomas Vinterberg Denmark
DNA ADN Maïwenn France
Last Words Jonathan Nossiter United States
Heaven: To the Land of Happiness Im Sang-soo South Korea
Forgotten We’ll Be El Olvido que Seremos Fernando Trueba Colombia
Peninsula Bando Yeon Sang-ho South Korea
In the Dusk Sutemose Šarūnas Bartas Lithuania, France, Serbia, Czech Republic, Latvia
Home Front Des hommes Lucas Belvaux France, Belgium
The Real Thing Honki no Shirushi Kōji Fukada Japan

The Newcomers

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Simple Passion Passion simple Danielle Arbid France, Belgium
A Good Man Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar France, Belgium
Love Affairs Les Choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait Emmanuel Mouret France
Souad Ayten Amin Egypt
Limbo Ben Sharrock United Kingdom
Red Soil Rouge Farid Bentoumi France, Belgium
Sweat Magnus von Horn Sweden, Poland
February Février Kamen Kalev Bulgaria, France
Ammonite Francis Lee United Kingdom, Australia
Un médecin de nuit Elie Wajeman France
Enfant Terrible Oskar Roehler Germany
Nadia, Butterfly Pascal Plante Canada
Here We Are Nir Bergman Israel, Italy

Omnibus Film

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Septet: The Story of Hong Kong 七人樂隊 Sammo Hung, Ann Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Woo-ping, Johnnie To, Ringo Lam, Tsui Hark Hong Kong

The First Features

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Falling Viggo Mortensen United States, United Kingdom, Canada
Pleasure Ninja Thyberg Sweden, Netherlands, France
Slalom Charlène Favier France
Memory House Casa de Antiguidades João Paulo Miranda Maria Brasil, France
Broken Keys Jimmy Keyrouz Lebanon, United States, France, Cyprus
Ibrahim Samir Guesmi France
Beginning Dea Kulumbegashvili Georgia
Gagarine Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh France
Vaurien Peter Dourountzis France
Garçon chiffon Nicolas Maury France
Should the Wind Fall (Presented with the ACID parallel section) Si le vent tombe Nora Martirosyan France, Belgium, Armenia
John and the Hole Pascual Sisto United States
Spring Blossom 16 printemps Suzanne Lindon France
Striding into the Wind Ye Ma Fen Zong Wei Shujun China
The Death of Cinema and my Father Too Dani Rosenberg Israel

Documentary Films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Billion Road En route pour le million Dieudo Hamadi Congo, Belgium, France
The Truffle Hunters Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw United States, Italy, Greece
9 Jours à Raqqa Xavier de Lauzanne France

Comedy Films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Speech Le Discours Laurent Tirard France
The Big Hit Un triomphe Emmanuel Courcol France
My Donkey, My Lover & I Antoinette dans les Cévènnes Caroline Vignal France
L’Origine du monde (First feature film) Laurent Lafitte France
French Tech Les deux Alfred Bruno Podalydès France

Animated Films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Earwig and the Witch Aya to Majo Gorō Miyazaki Japan
Flee Jonas Poher Rasmussen Denmark, France, Sweden, Norway
Josep (First feature film) Aurel France
Soul Pete Docter United States

Parallel sections

International Critics’ Week

The accompanying movies have gotten an extraordinary and authority name, conveyed by the International Critics’ Week.


English title Original title Director(s) Production country
After Love Aleem Khan United Kingdom, France
Gold for Dogs De l’or pour les chiens Anna Cazenave Cambet France
The Swarm La Nuée Just Philippot France
Skies of Lebanon Sous le ciel d’Alice Chloé Mazlo France
Beasts La Terre des hommes Naël Marandin France

Short films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
August 22, This Year Graham Foy Canada
Towards Evening Axşama doğru Teymur Hajiyev Azerbaijan
Dustin Naïla Guiguet France
Foreigner Forastera Lucía Aleñar Iglesias Spain
Good Thanks, You? Molly Manning Walker United Kingdom
Humongous! とてつもなく大きな Aya Kazawoe Japan
Maalbeek Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis France
Marlon Brando Vincent Tilanus Netherlands
Menarche Menarca Lillah Halla Brasil
White Goldfish Jan Roossens, Raf Roossens Belgium

Directors’ Fortnight

The Director’s Fortnight decided not to organize any selection, nor label.


The accompanying movies have gotten an exceptional and authority name, conveyed by the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema).

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Coalesce Les affluents Jessé Miceli Cambodia, France
Tightrope Walkers Funambules Ilan Klipper France
The Seeds We Sow Les Graines que l’on sème Nathan Nicholovitch France
Il Mio Corpo Michele Pennetta Switzerland, Italy
The Last Hillbilly Diane Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas Jenkoe France, Qatar
Far From You I Grew Loin de vous j’ai grandi Marie Dumora France
Should the Wind Fall (Presented with Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection) Si le vent tombe Nora Martirosyan France, Belgium, Armenia
Last Days of Spring La Última Primavera Isabel Lamberti Netherlands, Spain
Walden Bojena Horackova France, Lithuania

The ACID Trip #4 program, which ought to have been devoted to youthful Chilean film, has been deferred to the following version, in 2021

The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival commenced from 17 to 28 May 2017.

The 70th yearly Cannes Film Festival occurred from 17 to 28 May 2017, in Cannes, France. Spanish film chief and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar was the President of the Jury for the celebration and Italian performer Monica Bellucci facilitated the opening and shutting functions. Ismael’s Ghosts, coordinated by French executive Arnaud Desplechin, was the opening film for the celebration.

The celebration praised its 70th commemoration. In late March 2017, the official blurb of the celebration was uncovered highlighting Italian performer Claudia Cardinale. The performing artist reacted, “‘I am respected and pleased to be flying the banner for the 70th Festival de Cannes, and charmed with this decision of photograph. It’s simply the picture I have of the Festival, of an occasion that lights up everything around … Happy commemoration!

The Palme d’Or was granted to the Swedish film The Square coordinated by Ruben Östlund, which additionally filled in as the end night film of the celebration


The Italian and German rightist administrations meddled in the choice of movies in late 1930s. Afterward, the French Minister of National Education selected to dispatch a global film celebration in France. Philippe Erlanger, the British, and the Americans bolstered this proposition. In spite of the fact that numerous towns were proposed as hopefuls, Cannes was praised the film celebration. Subsequently, Le Festival International de Cannes appeared.

  • In June 1939, Louis Lumière was chosen as the leader of the main celebration. The celebration was led from 1 to 30th September, 1939.
  • After World War II, the celebration restarted in the old Casino of Cannes in 1946. The French Foreign Affairs Ministry and the City of Cannes supported the celebration. The main Cannes Festival was a major achievement.
  • In 1947, the celebration was facilitated again as the Festival du film de Cannes in which just sixteen nations took an interest.
  • In 1948 and 1950, this celebration was not held on account of money related issues.
  • In 1951, the Cannes Festival moved to spring; and the Mostra proceeded in harvest time.
  • In 1962, the ‘French Union of Film Critics’ propelled the ‘Global Critics’ Week’ as the principal parallel area of the Cannes Film Festival.
  • The 1968 celebration was renounced on nineteenth May, 1968, in light of the fact that, a few chiefs pulled back from the challenge.
  • The Director’s Fortnight was established by Pierre-Henri Deleau in 1969.
  • In the 1970s, some essential changes occurred in the Festival.
  • In 1972, Robert Favre Le Bret was chosen the new President; and Maurice Bessy the Managing Director.
  • In 1978, Gilles Jacob was chosen to the President’s Position, and built up the Caméra d’Or grant and the Un Certain Regard area.
  • In 1984, the President of the Festival was Pierre Viot.
  • By 1995, the President, Gilles Jacob shaped la Cinéfondation.
  • The Cinéfondation finished in 2000 with La Résidence, and the President was Gilles Jacob in 2000.
  • The celebration was formally renamed as “Celebration de Cannes” in 2002.
  • The Cinéfondation finished in 2005 with L’Atelier.


The Cannes Film Festival programs are organized into different segments:

The Official Selection – The significant occasions of the celebration are given beneath:

  • In Competition
  • Un-Certain Regard
  • Out of Competition
  • Exceptional Screenings
  • Cinéfondation.
  • Short Films

Parallel Sections – The non-aggressive projects which are offered to find different components of film.

  • Cannes Classics
  • Tous les Cinémas du Monde
  • Caméra d’Or
  • Cinéma de la Plage

Other Sections – Created by outside relationship in the Cannes Festival.

  • Chiefs’ Fortnight
  • Worldwide Critics’ Week


  • ‘Marché du Film’ is the greatest and busiest motion picture market of the world.
  • “Masterclasses” acquaints world well known producers with the general population.
  • “Tributes” respects overall well known specialists who have showed up with the Festival Trophee.
  • ‘Makers Network’ is allowed to create overall co-preparations.
  • In 2007, Canes Film Festival had its ’60th Anniversary’.


Main competition

Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish film director and screenwriter (President)
Maren Ade, German film director
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Park Chan-wook, South Korean film director
Jessica Chastain, American actress and producer
Agnès Jaoui, French actress and film director
Will Smith, American actor and producer
Paolo Sorrentino, Italian film director
Gabriel Yared, French-Lebanese composer

Un Certain Regard

Uma Thurman, American actress (President)
Mohamed Diab, Egyptian film director
Reda Kateb, French actor
Joachim Lafosse, Belgian film director
Karel Och, Czech artistic director of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Cinéfondation and short films

Cristian Mungiu, Romanian film director (President)
Clotilde Hesme, French actress
Barry Jenkins, American film director
Eric Khoo, Singaporean film director
Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greek film director

Caméra d’or

Sandrine Kiberlain, French actress (President)
Patrick Blossier, French cinematographer
Elodie Bouchez, French actress
Guillaume Brac, French film director
Thibault Carterot, French President of M141 Productions
Fabien Gaffez, French film critic
Michel Merkt, French film producer

International Critics’ Week

Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazilian film director (President)
Diana Bustamante Escobar, Colombian film producer and artistic director of FICCI
Eric Kohn, American film critic
Hania Mroué, Lebanese director of Metropolis Cinema
Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

L’Œil d’or

Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress and film director (President)
Lorenzo Codelli, Italian film critic
Dror Moreh, Israeli film director
Thom Powers, American programmer and festival director
Lucy Walker, British film director

Queer Palm

Travis Mathews, American film director (President)
Yair Hochner, Israeli film director / founder and artistic director of TLVFest
Paz Lazaro, Spanish film programmer
Lidia Leber Terki, French film director
Didier Roth-Bettoni, French journalist and film historian

Cannes Film Festival Related Topics

Cannes Film Festival Awards 2017
Cannes Film Festival Winners 2017

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