CANNES FESTIVAL 2024. The Cannes Film Festival begins this Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Until May 25, the Croisette will be animated by the presence of stars and screenings of many anticipated films.

The festivities will soon begin on the Croisette. From May 14 to 25, 2024, the Cannes Film Festival will make the city of the Côte d’Azur vibrate under the sign of the seventh art. This Tuesday, the event launched with fanfare with the screening of Quentin Dupieux’s Second Act, presented out of competition, and the presentation of an honorary Palme d’Or to Meryl Streep. French actress Camille Cottin (Dix pour cent) is responsible for hosting the opening ceremony.

For around ten days afterwards, the jury chaired by Greta Gerwig (Barbie, The Daughters of Doctor March) will discover several feature films in competition and will have to establish, at the end of the event, a list of winners and award the prize of gold to one of them. She will be helped in her decision by other personalities, such as Omar Sy, Eva Green, Lily Gladstone and Kore-Eda, members of the jury.

Among the selected films are Megalopolis by Francis Ford Coppola, Emilia Perez by Jacques Audiard, The Apprentice by Ali Abbasi (on Donald Trump), Marcello Mio by Christophe Honoré, The Shrouds by David Cronenberg and even Bird by Andrea Arnold and The wow love from Gilles Lellouche.

Several stars are therefore expected on the red carpet. Wednesday May 15, the world premiere of Furiosa with Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth promises to bring beautiful people back to the Croisette, while Judith Godrèche will also be present to present her short film, Me Too. Selena Gomez (Emilia Perez) is also expected, as is Georges Lucas at the end of the event to receive an honorary prize. The Cannes Film Festival will also welcome, pell-mell, Richard Gere, Kevin Costner, Jacob Elordi, Barry Keoghan, François Civil, Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux…

The Cannes Film Festival could, however, be disrupted by a call for a strike, launched on May 6 by the collective of cinema workers, “Under the screens, la dèche”. The objective according to the collective’s press release: to denounce “the growing precariousness” of people who work “short durations” during festivals, and to denounce the consequences of the unemployment insurance reform, particularly in terms of employment rules. ‘compensation. The collective asks that they benefit from the status of intermittent workers in the entertainment industry. The Cannes Film Festival said it was open to dialogue.

At the same time, rumors of the existence of a list linked to

The Second Act of Quentin Dupieux (out of competition)

Since 1962, Critics’ Week has been one of the main parallel selections of the Cannes Film Festival. It aims to bring out talent and generally focuses on the first or second films of new directors.

The Filmmakers’ Fortnight, formerly the Directors’ Fortnight, is also a parallel selection of the Cannes Film Festival. Organized since 1968 by the Society of Film Directors (SRF), it also aims to go beyond the festival framework with little-known directors from different backgrounds.

Traditionally, the event is held in the last half of May, a period favored by the organizers. The 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 14, and end with the closing ceremony and awards ceremony on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

How to register and obtain accreditations for the Cannes Film Festival?

If it is the stars who make the news at the Cannes Film Festival, it is possible for everyone to participate in the Cannes Festival… under certain conditions. In fact, access to the event is primarily reserved for cinema professionals and journalists who must be accredited. But movie buffs aged 18 to 28 can also hope to discover films screened on the Croisette thanks to the “Three Days in Cannes” Pass. We explain how to register and become accredited in detail below:

The jury for the next Cannes Film Festival is made up of five women and four men, all of whom have won multiple awards during their careers. Greta Gerwig, director of Barbie and Dr. March’s Daughters, was chosen as president of the 2024 jury. She will be helped, in her choice of prize list and the Palme d’or, by French actor Omar Sy (Intouchables), the French actress Eva Green (Casino Royale), the Turkish screenwriter Ebru Ceylan (Winter Sleep), the Native American actress Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon), the Lebanese director and screenwriter Nadine Labaki (Capharnaüm), the Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Circle of Snows), Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino (The Traitor) and finally Japanese director Kore-Eda Hirokazu (A Family Affair).

During the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or was awarded to the film Anatomy of a Fall. This feature film, directed by French director Justine Triet, follows the trial of a writer accused of the murder of her husband. Quickly, it is the life of this couple and their family which is dissected by the magistrates. Since obtaining its Palme d’Or, the film has achieved great success at the box office and won numerous awards: the Oscar for best original screenplay 2024, six Césars (including Best Film) and two Golden Globes (Best Foreign Film and Best Original Screenplay).