Cannes Film Festival 2023

Celebrities gather for the 76th edition of the festival.


by Arian Gil, Staff Writer

The Cannes Film Festival is an annual international film festival held in Cannes, France. It is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, attracting filmmakers, actors, and industry professionals from around the globe. The festival showcases a wide variety of films, including feature-length movies, documentaries, and short films, and awards prizes for the best films in several categories. The festival is also known for its glamorous red carpet events and parties, which attract celebrities and media attention from around the world.

The 2023 Cannes Film Festival is packed with new world premieres, from Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” to Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City.” Todd Haynes is also back to unveil “May December,” featuring the A-list pairing of Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, while Disney is bringing Harrison Ford to the Croisette for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” New films from Pedro Almodovar, Jessica Hautner, Jonathan Glazer, Catherine Corsini, Hirokazu Kore-eda and more are also set to make their debuts at Cannes this year. Luhrmann’s “Elvis” on the French Riviera, with the film going on to land eight Academy Award nominations, including best picture. Palme d’Or winner “Triangle of Sadness” also picked up Oscar nods for best picture, director and original screenplay. Two international film nominees, “Close” and “EO,” launched at last year’s festival, while “Aftersun” best actor nominee Paul Mescal got his awards start in the Directors Fortnight sidebar. All of this is to say the industry will be closely watching the buzz on all of this year’s world premieres.

Cannes Film Festival 2023