Cannes – The Cannes red carpet comes alive again on Tuesday. 76th Cannes Film Festival The premiere of the Louis XV period drama “Jeanne du Barry” starring Johnny Depp begins.
This year’s festival will offer a Côte d’Azur buffet of spectacle, scandal and cinema over the next 12 days. It is spreading against the background of labor unrest. The protests that have roiled France in recent months over changes to the pension system will take place during the festival, albeit at a distance from the festival’s main hub.
in the meantime, Hollywood screenwriters continue to strike It can have unexpected implications for the French Riviera Festival.
However, since the festival is lined with hugely anticipated movies such as James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, the party will be held regardless. will continue. Stars slated to hit the Cannes red carpet in the middle of next week include Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, Alicia Vikander, The Weeknd, Scarlett Johansson and more.
Tuesday’s celebrations will include an opening ceremony and Michael Douglas will receive an honorary Palme d’Or. (Later, “Indiana Jones” star Harrison Ford will also receive one.) The judges who decide the festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, will also be introduced.
This year’s jury is headed by two-time Palme Prize winner Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund. won last year Social satire “Triangle of Sorrow”. The rest of the jury included Brie Larson, Paul Dano, French director Julia Ducournau, Argentinian filmmaker Damien Chiffron, Afghan filmmaker Attic Rahimi, French actor Denis Menochet and Moroccan filmmaker. Mariam Turzani and Zambian Welsh director Lungano Nyoni are on the list.
The choice of opening night caused some controversy. Depp co-stars as Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry, directed and co-starred by French actor and director Maiwen. It will be Depp’s first new album since his lawsuit with his ex-wife Amber Heard last year. After both Depp and Heard accused each other of physical and verbal abuse, A civil jury ruled Depp was awarded $10 million in damages and Heard was awarded $2 million.
In comments to reporters on Monday, the Cannes director said: Thierry Frémaux defended the choicesaid that Depp was an extraordinary figure in the film and did not pay attention to the trial.
“The truth is, I have only one rule in my life: freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom to act within the legal framework,” Frémaux said. “If Johnny Depp had been banned from doing movies, or had been banned from movies, we wouldn’t be talking about it here.”
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