• The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival was officially declared open Tuesday evening by Catherine Deneuve.
  • A total of 21 filmmakers are in the running for the Palme d'Or, including seven women, a record level for the world's largest film festival. They will be decided by a nine-member jury chaired by Ruben Östlund, winner of his second Palme in 2022 for Sans filtre.
  • Shock phrase, essential photos, indiscretions, glitter, etc. Every evening, at 18:30 pm, 20 Minutes gives you its recap of the Cannes day, from the red carpet to the backstage of the Croisette.

Twenty-four hours after being declared open by Catherine Deneuve, the Cannes Film Festival is taking its cruising pace. Hirokazu Kore-eda, winner of the Palme d'Or in 2018 for A Family Affair, opens the competition this Wednesday at 19 p.m. with his new film Monster shot in Japan. It will be followed at 22 p.m. by The Return of Catherine Corsini with her Caesarized actress Aissatou Dialla Sagna.

At the Semaine de la critique, Marie Amachoukeli, co-winner in 2014 of the Caméra d'or for Party girl, opened this parallel section on Wednesday Ama Gloria, a tender melody on the relationship that is formed between a Cape Verdean nanny and a six-year-old French girl, while Souleymane Cissé received, at 83 years old for all of his work, the Golden Carriage at the Filmmakers' Fortnight. This was just after Johnny Depp reacted to the previous day's hostile reactions against him.

Today's event: Johnny Depp strikes back

No, his life "is not the wonderfully horrific fiction" that can be read here or there. These are the words Johnny Depp used to defend his reputation at Jeanne du Barry's press conference. Even if he does not have too many illusions about his professional future: "I would have had to be in a coma not to notice that I was boycotted in Hollywood. I don't notice it anymore because I don't think about Hollywood anymore. After climbing the steps, Johnny Depp admits not to have stayed in the room during the screening of Jeanne du Barry, which does not prevent him from defending the film. "My partners have told me good things about it and I trust them." Smiling, the actor also explained why he tried to speak sustained French in the film: "I could not use expressions like 'having my ass lined with noodles' to embody the king. "

Today's controversy: who wants the skin of African cinema?

"Very few African films are distributed properly (...) That's a lot of contempt. We simply do not want to equate filmmakers from Africa and those from the West. Speaking to AFP, Malian Souleymane Cissé, 83, regretted above all that African cinema had been rewarded with only one Palme d'Or (Chronicle of the years of embers by Algerian Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina, in 1975) is surely right on the substance, but the controversy that his message seemed to want to launch will not take, at least this year. The African selection has never been as flourishing as this year with six films in the official selection, including two in competition. And more generally, in recent years, we remember at least two great successes: Atlantic by the Franco-Senegalese Mati Diop, Grand Jury Prize in 2019 and Timbuktu by Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako, certainly forgotten by the winners in 2014 but rewarded by a very good public success and many César.

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The photo of the day: A real complicity

Today's figure: 60 (years)

This is the age of contempt, a timeless masterpiece by Jean-Luc Godard adapted from the eponymous novel by Alberto Moravia and presented this Wednesday afternoon in the Cannes Classics section. The poster, which will accompany the re-release of the film on May 24 in a restored copy, refers to the most famous scene of the film between Brigitte Bardot and Michel Piccoli. "You think my butt is pretty... And my breasts do you like them? A scene imagined and shot by Godard for the sole purpose of meeting the requirements of his American producers who wanted to see Bardot naked.

Already the most beautiful poster of Cannes signed Laurent Durieux. pic.twitter.com/9RgCWNCFhS

— Yannick Vély (@yannickvely) May 16, 2023

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The indiscretion of the day: the color of Martinez's dog

If there is an emblematic palace in Cannes, it is the Martinez whose beach once served as a showcase for the Canal+ show Nulle part ailleurs. Gilles Pozzo, his head concierge is not short of anecdotes, about the craziest requests that have been made to him and that he did not hesitate to entrust to us. "A few years ago, a lady asked me: 'Gilles, I have a yellow dress and, for fun, I would like to know if we can tint my dog yellow so that I can take him in the evening,'" he tells 20 Minutes. I went to the right people. I didn't want him to have to suffer from it and we were able to have him dyeed. The result pleased the client so much (probably less so animal advocates) that the little ball of hair changed color "seven to eight times" during the fortnight.

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To be continued tomorrow: Indiana "Croisette" Jones

Harrison Ford arrives on the Croisette with the fifth installment of Indiana Jones, directed by James Mangold. Set in 1969, Indiana Jones teams up with his niece Helena to find the Dial of Destiny that gives the film its title and confronts former Nazis against the backdrop of the Cold War and the conquest of space. The film will be released on June 28.

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