stars, jurors, expected, absent… What you need to know about this 77th edition

stars, jurors, expected, absent… What you need to know about this 77th edition
stars, jurors, expected, absent… What you need to know about this 77th edition
America.

On the world map of festivals dedicated to the seventh art, Cannes remains the essential stopover for American studios. After Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” or “Indiana Jones 5” last year, the organizers did well by landing…

America.

On the world map of festivals dedicated to the seventh art, Cannes remains the essential stopover for American studios. After Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” or “Indiana Jones 5” last year, the organizers did well by securing this year’s world premieres of “Mad Max Furiosa”, the fifth installment of the staged saga. by George Miller, who chaired the jury in 2016, of “Megalopolis” (Francis Ford Coppola), and “Horizon: an American Saga”, a western by Kevin Costner. Meryl Streep and George Lucas will also receive an honorary Palme d’Or.

Jury. It will be chaired by Greta Gerwig, who made her mark last year with her “Barbie”. A woman has not held this position since Cate Blanchett in 2018. Eight colleagues will help her compile the list: actors Omar Sy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Eva Green, Japanese director Kore-eda, etc.

Stars. Expected on the steps: Richard Gere (“Oh Canada”), Demi Moore (“The Substance”), Diane Kruger, Vincent Cassel (“Les Shrouds”), Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux (“The Second Act”) , Adèle Exarchopoulos, François Civil (“L’Amour ouf”), Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni (“Marcello Mio”)…

Competition. 22 films candidates for the Palme d’Or. The panache list of recognized directors (David Cronenberg for “The Shrouds”, Paul Schrader for “Oh Canada”, Yorgos Lanthimos for “Kind of Kindness”, the Russian Serebrennikov for “Limonov”, the Italian Paolo Sorrentino for “Parthenope”) “) and lesser known names in France: the Portuguese Miguel Gomes for “Grand Tour”, the Swede Magnus von Horn (“The Young Woman with a Needle”), the Indian documentary filmmaker Payal Kapadia (“All We Imagine as Light” )…

Greatly absent. The immense Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof (“The Devil Does Not Exist”) was sentenced to five years in prison in his country for “collusion against national security”. He will not be able to present his new film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig”, selected in competition.

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