Cannes 2023: Films We’re Looking Forward To

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Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon will mark Scorsese’s first film in the official selection since his 1986 film After Hours. Based on David Grann’s bestselling book of the same name, the film revolves around the true story of a series of grisly murders in Oaklahoma in the Twenties.

Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City

Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Margot Robbie, Willem Dafoe and more – welcome to Asteroid City. The candy-coloured, vibrant trailer introduces us to a space convention happening in a fictional desert in 1955.

Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Kaibutsu (Monster)

The last film Kore-eda directed (Shoplifters, 2018) won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. The Japanese director returns with another Japanese-language film, Monster, about a mother, a teacher and a child. As each of the three talk about their experiences, a story emerges that makes us see the characters in a different light.

Anurag Kashyap’s Kennedy

Kashyap is another Cannes regular — in the past, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Bombay Talkies (2013), Ugly (2013) and Psycho Raman (2016) have been screened under different sections — and this will be the first time he’s part of the prestigious Midnight Screenings as a director.

Kanu Behl’s Agra

Kanu Behl premiered his debut film, Titli, at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section in 2014. Now, almost a decade later, he’s back with Agra, which has been selected for the Director’s Fortnight section. The film follows a young man who is battling immense loneliness and sexual repression in a broken, middle-class home.

James Mangold’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

When it comes to cinema’s most beloved characters, Indiana Jones has few competitors. Harrison Ford has played the role in four movies over three decades and at 80, he reprises the role for the fifth installment, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

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