Cannes Festival 2024: films, jury and keys

Cannes Festival 2024: films, jury and keys
Cannes Festival 2024: films, jury and keys

The legendary canvas of the Cannes Festival with a tribute to Akira Kurosawa’s film ‘Rhapsody in August’

When Cannes rolls out its red carpet, the entire cinema watches and listens. There is not a year that the French competition does not produce several titles that end up triumphing and filmmakers who end up being discovered. Last year he also gave Anatomy of a fallwho came out with Justine Triet as a great winner and the Palme d’Or under her arm, but also leaving behind other great titles such as The area of ​​interest either The Moon Killers.

With all this present, this Cannes 2024 It is presented with almost even more incentives than last year. In the midst of a fight with other festivals such as Venice to see who brings the most stars and decides the awards season, this new edition, which will be the number 77, promises great movies and guest stars. Since the world premiere of highly anticipated commercial titles such as Furiosa: from the saga to the return of great authors like Francis Ford Coppolathese are all the keys to take into account about what will happen between May 14 and 25 on the Côte d’Azur.

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Starting with where the most stars gather and where there is the greatest responsibility, this year the Cannes Festival jury has a special importance in our country. Not only because it will be one of the few Spanish presences in the contest -with the exception of Jonas Trueba and his You will returnwhich participates in the Directors’ Fortnight -, but because it is also that of one of the great figures of our cinema. JA Bayonarecent winner of the last edition of the Goya, will be part of a jury chaired by Greta Gerwig and in which the actors are also Eva Green, Omar Sy, Lily Gladstone and Pierfrances Favino, as well as the filmmakers Nadine Labaki, Hirokazu Kore-eda, as well as the Turkish actress and screenwriter Ebru Ceylon.

Members of the Cannes Festival Jury

If Bayona will be one of those in charge of choosing the winners of this edition, there are those who will step on the red carpet of the Lumiere Grand Theater with the honors already received. The iconic American actress Meryl Streep She will be one of those awarded the Honorary Palme d’Or for her prolific career both in Hollywood and in many of the films presented at the festival itself. She will not be the only one, as another clearly Hollywood figure like George Lucas He will also receive his well-deserved award. The director and creator of the saga Star Wars is the other of those honored, added to the well-known Studio Ghibli Japanese, responsible for films like Spirited Away or the recent The girl and the heron.

On the other hand, the Cannes Classic section will present the restorations of great films in the history of cinema such as of Abel Gance and will pay tribute to so many other cult films such as the Spanish one Tasio of Montxo Armendariz, The umbrellas of Cherbourg, Johnny took his rifle, either Paris, Texas.

Cannes red carpet rollout

But not everything was going to be classics, because the majority of viewers have gone to see the big premieres, those that will later tour other festivals, awards and, above all, movie theaters. The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival opens with a regular from the area as Quentin Dupieux (Smoking causes cough), who is responsible for opening the section with Le Deuxième Acte (The Second Act)a film starring regular faces of French cinema such as Vincent Lindon, Louis Garrel or Léa Seydoux. Of course, the film will be out of competition, like other highly anticipated titles such as the return of Kevin Costner to the management with its ambitious project Horizon: An American Saga or the new installment of the saga Mad Max, with the spin-off starring , Furious.

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Within the Official Competition Section, all eyes will be on the return of a great author like Francis Ford Coppola. The author of the trilogy The Godfather was once a great winner in the French competition, and in fact he went on to win two Palme d’Ors in the 70s with The conversation and Apocalypse Now. That is, if you do it again with Megalopolis He would achieve a milestone by becoming the most awarded filmmaker.

The veteran director will not have it easy, since already recognized filmmakers such as Yorgos Lanthimos (Kind of kindness), David Cronenberg (The Shrouds) either Paolo Sorrentino (Parthenope), as well as others who aspire to surprise like the Russian Kirill Serebrennikov (Limonova), the iranian Ali Abassi (The Apprentice) or India Payal Kapadia (All We Imagine as Light).

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