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16 Apr

Cannes Lineup Assures Red-carpet Star Power

PARIS — Cannes’ red carpet shall be red hot, with a star-studded lineup of movies and series slated for this yr’s festival.

Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Natalie Portman and Blackpink’s Jennie are only a number of of the actresses expected to make appearances on the red carpet.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux and latest president Iris Knobloch revealed the official collection of movies and series that can unspool in competition, sidebars and special screenings throughout the 76th edition of the festival, which is able to run May 16 to 27.

Johansson and Swinton star in Wes Anderson’s hotly anticipated “Asteroid City,” which also stars Margot Robbie, Maya Hawke, Hong Chau and Hope Davis, alongside Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Liev Schrieber, Matt Dillon and Steve Carrell.

Chanel is more likely to have a robust presence on the world premiere of “The Idol,” with two of the home’s faces expected to look on the red carpet.

Each Blackpink’s Jennie and Lily Rose Depp star in Sam Levinson’s series a few pop idol and a troubling self-help guru. The HBO show, produced by and costarring Abel Tesfaye, higher often known as The Weeknd, could have an out-of-competition premiere.

Blanchett is starring in Warwick Thornton’s Australian drama “The Latest Boy,” which she also produced.

Louis Vuitton also needs to make an appearance, with brand ambassador Alicia Vikander starring alongside Jude Law in Karim Aïnouz’s Henry VIII drama “Firebrand.”

Juliette Binoche, who attended the Armani Privé show during Paris Haute Couture week in January, will star in “The Passion of Dodin Bouffant,” from director Tran Anh Hung.

Just a few major movies had already been announced, including the out-of-competition world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone and Jesse Plemons.

The primary film from Saint Laurent’s film production subsidiary, Pedro Almodóvar’s “Strange Way of Life,” will screen in competition. The English-language Western stars hot commodity Pedro Pascal alongside Ethan Hawke, with the brand and designer Anthony Vacarello credited as associate producers and overseeing costumes.

James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will bring a little bit of old-Hollywood glamour, with Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Antonio Banderas, John Rhys-Davies, Toby Jones, Boyd Holbrook, Ethann Isidore and Mads Mikkelsen set for the out-of-competition premiere.

“Jeanne du Barry,” starring Johnny Depp, will open the film festival on May 16. The French period drama is directed by and in addition stars Mäiwenn because the titular courtesan.

Natalie Portman, a longtime face of Dior, and Julianne Moore star in Todd Haynes’ “May December,” a few marriage crumbling after a tabloid romance. The film will premiere in competition.

Jessica Hausner’s “Club Zero,” a few teacher’s troubling relationship together with her students at an elite school, starring Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Elsa Zylberstein, may even be within the running for the Palme d’Or.

Michelle Yeoh shall be readily available throughout the festival to simply accept Kering’s Women in Motion award, and the same old parade of parties are expected, including ones by festival sponsor Chopard and Paco Rabanne.

The Carlton Hotel will host the opening evening ball after undergoing a three-year revamp, Knobloch announced. “This legend of the town of Cannes…has supported the festival since its starting, and has been the place of probably the most prestigious guests. We rejoice to have the opportunity to satisfy again on the Carlton in its splendor,” she said.

It was Knobloch’s first turn as newly elected president of the festival, serving alongside the longstanding Fremaux. She’s the primary woman within the role.

“You realize the saying of Saint Exupery, ‘The key of a successful couple is to look in the identical direction.’ I’m convinced our pair will work perfectly because we share the identical vision,” she said in opening the press conference.

Swedish director Ruben Östlund will serve because the president of the jury — though the remaining of his team has not yet been announced. The jury is usually packed deep with red-carpet favorites that appear each evening in couture creations.

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