2023 Cannes Film Festival Selection - Kaurismäki, Glazer, Rohrwacher

April 13, 2023
Source: Cannes

Cannes 2023

Every year, cinephiles wake up early for the announcement from France of the films playing at the Cannes Film Festival. For the 76th Cannes Film Festival taking place this May, they have revealed a worldwide selection of intriguing new films, featuring new works from well-established filmmakers (the usual for this festival), as well as some first-timers (including one from Senegal in the main comp). Cannes is continuing in its usual spot in late May, running from May 16th to 27th. Just over a month until the fest opens. The selection last year included a number of my Top 10 fave films, including The Eight Mountains and Godland. This year's line-up is not as exciting – at least at first glance… Returning to Cannes: Alice Rohrwacher, Ken Loach (Palme winner), Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Palme winner), Wes Anderson, Wim Wenders, Todd Haynes, and Hirokazu Kore-eda (another Palme winner). The final tally is 65 films in this year's fest line-up. As always, a few last minute additions will join the selection (all are now added). View the full list of 2023 films below.

Here's the complete selection of 2023 films directly from Cannes, including the director for easy reference.


Club Zero - dir. Jessica Hausner
The Zone of Interest - dir. Jonathan Glazer
Fallen Leaves - dir. Aki Kaurismäki
Four Daughters (Les filles d'Olfa) - dir. Kaouther Ben Hania
Asteroid City - dir. Wes Anderson
Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie d'Une Chute) - dir. Justine Triet
Monster - dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
The Sun of the Future (Il sol dell'avvenire) - dir. Nanni Moretti
Last Summer (L'été Dernier) - dir. Catherine Breillat
About Dry Grasses - dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan
La Chimera - dir. Alice Rohrwacher
The Passion of Dodin Bouffant (The Pot au Feu) - dir. Tran Anh Hùng
Rapito - dir. Marco Bellocchio
May December - dir. Todd Haynes
Jeunesse - dir. Wang Bing
The Old Oak - dir. Ken Loach
Banel & Adama (Banel e Adama) - dir. Ramata-Toulaye Sy
Perfect Days - dir. Wim Wenders
Firebrand - dir. Karim Aïnouz
Black Flies - dir. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Homecoming (Le Retour) - dir. Catherine Corsini


Jeanne du Barry - dir. Maïwenn


Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny - dir. James Mangold
Cobweb - dir. Kim Jee-woon
The Idol - dir. Sam Levinson
Killers of the Flower Moon - dir. Martin Scorsese
L'abbé Pierre: A Life of Fighting - dir. Frédéric Tellier


The Delinquents - dir. Rodrigo Moreno
How to Have Sex - dir. Molly Manning Walker
Goodbye Julia - dir. Mohamed Kordofani
The Mother of All Lies (Kadib Abyad) - dir. Asmae El Moudir
Simple Comme Sylvain - dir. Monia Chokri
The Buriti Flower (Crowrã) - dirs. João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora
The Settlers (Los Colonos) - dir. Felipe Gálvez
Omen (Augure) - dir. Baloji Tshiani
The Breaking Ice - dir. Anthony Chen
Rosalie - dir. Stephanie di Giusto
The New Boy - dir. Warwick Thornton
If Only I Could Hibernate - dir. Zoljargal Purevdash
Hopeless - dir. Kim Chang-hoon
Terrestrial Verses - dirs. Ali Asgari & Alireza Khatami
Nothing to Lose (Rien à Perdre) - dir. Delphine Deloget
The Packs (Les Meutes) - dir. Kamal Lazraq
The Animal Kingdom (La règne Animal) - dir. Thomas Cailley
Only the River Flows - dir. Wei Shujun
One Night (Une Nuit) - dir. Alex Lutz


Kennedy - dir. Anurag Kashyap
Omar la Fraise - dir. Elias Belkeddar
Acide - dir. Just Philippot
Hypnotic - dir. Robert Rodriguez
Project Silence - dir. Tae-gon Kim


Pictures of Ghosts - dir. Kleber Mendonca Filho
Anselm - dir. Wim Wenders
Occupied City - dir. Steve McQueen
Man in Black - dir. Wang Bing
Little Girl Blue - dir. Mona Achache
Bread and Roses - dir. Sahra Mani
Le Théorème de Marguerite - dir. Anna Novion


Kubi - dir. Takeshi Kitano
Bonnard, Pierre et Marthe - dir. Martin Provost
Close Your Eyes (Cerrar Los Ojos) - dir. Victor Erice
Time to Love (Le Temps D'Aimer) - dir. Katell Quillevere
Lost in the Night (Perdidos en la Noche) - dir. Amat Escalante
Just the Two of Us (L'amour et les Forêts) - dir. Valérie Donzelli
Eureka - dir. Lisandro Alonso

So that's the line-up for Cannes 2023, with likely a few others to be added in the next few weeks (the list above will automatically be updated with ALL of the official 2023 films as they're revealed). Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux said that maybe one or two more animated films will be added (maybe Miyazaki will show up after all??). I can't wait to start watching! I'm always wondering what will surprise everyone? For now, I'm most looking forward to Wes Anderson's Asteroid City (view the trailer), Todd Haynes' May December, How to Have Sex (because hey why not?), Steve McQueen's doc Occupied City, and of course both the new Indiana Jones and Scorsese's Killers of the Flower Moon. With all the other films, keep an eye out for buzz beginning over the next few weeks leading up to the festival. As always - I'm looking forward to getting back onto the sunny Croisette in May so that we can start screening films in hopes that we're all blown away by some of these in the line-up. The 2023 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16th to May 27th in Cannes, France. We'll be back again to publish reviews + more coverage. Which of these are you most excited about?

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