Following the announcement of the feature films selected for the 76th Festival de Cannes on 13 April 12023, the festival has added 14 new titles to its Official Selection, including two more Competition titles.
Black Flies by Jean-Stephane Sauvaire and Le Retour by Catherine Corsini are added to the Competition titles, which adds up to total of 21 titles now; and increase the record number of films in Competition directed by women to seven.
Three films have been added to the Cannes premiere section: Amat Escalante’s Lost In The Night, which The Match Factory is selling; Valerie Donzelli’s Just The Two Of Us, co-written with Happening director Audrey Diwan; and Lisandro Alonso’s Eureka.
In the out of Competition titles section, Frederic Tellier’s L’Abbé Pierre joins. Also, two new Un Certain Regard films are added: Wei Shujun’s Only The River Flows and Alex Lutz’s Une Nuit.
The festival will host the international premiere of Robert Rodriguez’s thriller Hypnotic starring Ben Affleck, and Kim Tae-gon’s Project Silenc in the Midnight Screening section.
There are also three special screenings: Mona Achache’s Little Girl Blue, Sahra Mani’s Bread And Roses and Anna Novion’s Le Theoreme de Marguerite; plus Pedro Costa’s short film Filles Du Feu.
The festival will begin on 16 May 2023 and will run until 27 May 2023.