Cannes Film Festival 2023 film guide

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Here are the official selections for the 2023 Cannes Film Festival in the following categories: Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings, Cannes Premiere, and Special Screenings.

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1. Asteroid City (2023)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 507

In Competition

2. Club Zero (2023)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A teacher takes a job at an elite school and forms a strong bond with five students - a relationship that eventually takes a dangerous turn.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Sam Hoare, Elsa Zylberstein

Votes: 148

In Competition

3. The Zone of Interest (2023)

105 min | Drama, History, War

98 Metascore

The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

Director: Jonathan Glazer | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel, Ralph Herforth, Max Beck

Votes: 214

In Competition

4. Fallen Leaves (2023)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Two lonely people who meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first love of their lives.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Alina Tomnikov, Jussi Vatanen, Sakari Kuosmanen

Votes: 118

In Competition

5. Four Daughters (2023)

107 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

Between light and darkness stands Olfa, a Tunisian woman and the mother of four daughters. One day, her two older daughters disappear. To fill in their absence, the filmmaker Kaouther Ben ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Eya Chikhaoui, Tayssir Chikhaoui, Olfa Hamrouni, Nour Karoui

Votes: 73

In Competition

6. Anatomy of a Fall (2023)

150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.

Director: Justine Triet | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Swann Arlaud, Milo Machado Graner, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 188

In Competition

7. Monster (2023)

126 min | Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

A mother demands answers from teacher when her son begins acting strangely.

Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu | Stars: Sakura Ando, Eita Nagayama, Soya Kurokawa, Hinata Hiiragi

Votes: 215

In Competition

8. A Brighter Tomorrow (2023)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

45 Metascore

A movie director struggles with his relationship with his family, and with his latest movie, about the impact on the Italian Communist Party of the USSR invasion of Hungary in 1956.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Nanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, Silvio Orlando, Barbora Bobulova

Votes: 836

In Competition

9. La Chimera (2023)

130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

89 Metascore

A group of archaeologists and the black market of historical artifacts.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Josh O'Connor, Alba Rohrwacher, Carol Duarte

Votes: 66

In Competition

10. About Dry Grasses (2023)

197 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A young teacher hopes to be appointed to Istanbul after mandatory duty at a small village. After a long time waiting he loses all hope of escaping from this gloomy life. However, his colleague Nuray helps him to regain perspective.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Deniz Celiloglu, Merve Dizdar, Musab Ekici, Ece Bagci

Votes: 298

In Competition

11. Last Summer (2023)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

Follows Anne, a brilliant lawyer who lives with her husband Pierre and their daughters. Anne gradually engages in a passionate relationship with Theo, Pierre's son from a previous marriage, putting her career and family life in danger.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Léa Drucker, Olivier Rabourdin, Clotilde Courau, Samuel Kircher

Votes: 50

In Competition

12. The Pot au Feu (2023)

145 min | Drama, History, Romance

83 Metascore

It tells the story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years.

Director: Anh Hung Tran | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Pierre Gagnaire, Benoît Magimel, Jean-Marc Roulot

Votes: 65

In Competition

13. Kidnapped (2023)

125 min | Drama, History

64 Metascore

A Jewish boy is kidnapped and converted to Catholicism in 1858.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Barbara Ronchi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi

Votes: 347

In Competition

14. May December (2023)

113 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

Twenty years after their notorious tabloid romance gripped the nation, a married couple buckles under the pressure when an actress arrives to do research for a film about their past.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, Jocelyn Shelfo, Charles Melton

Votes: 232

In Competition

15. Firebrand (2023)

120 min | Drama, History, Horror

61 Metascore

Follows Queen Catherine Parr and Henry VIII's marriage.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Jude Law, Eddie Marsan, Sam Riley

Votes: 134

In Competition

16. The Old Oak (2023)

113 min | Drama

65 Metascore

The future for the last remaining pub, The Old Oak in a village of the Northeast England, where people are leaving the land as the mines are closed. Houses are cheap and available thus making it an ideal location for the Syrian refugees.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Trevor Fox, Debbie Honeywood, Ebla Mari, Dave Turner

Votes: 51

In Competition

17. Banel & Adama (2023)

87 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A young couple in Senegal must contend with the disapproval of their remote village.

Director: Ramata-Toulaye Sy | Stars: Khady Mane, Mamadou Diallo, Binta Racine Sy, Moussa Sow

Votes: 52

In Competition

18. Perfect Days (2023)

123 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A janitor in Japan drives between jobs listening to rock music.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Yumi Asô, Tokio Emoto, Sayuri Ishikawa, Tomokazu Miura

Votes: 110

In Competition

19. Youth (Spring) (2023)

212 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

Liming is a worker district close to Shanghai - the richest city in China. Every year, many young people leave their villages and move there. They are between 17 and 20, all from rural ... See full summary »

Director: Wang Bing

Votes: 48

In Competition

20. The Delinquents (2023)

180 min | Comedy, Drama

92 Metascore

Morán and Román are looking for freedom and adventure. One commits a robbery, discovering an alternative to his boring life, while the other hides money that doesn't belong to him. Their destiny as new criminals will bring them together.

Director: Rodrigo Moreno | Stars: Daniel Elías, Esteban Bigliardi, Margarita Molfino, Germán De Silva

Votes: 23

Un Certain Regard

21. How to Have Sex (2023)

98 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday - drinking, clubbing and hooking up, in what should be the best summer of their lives.

Director: Molly Manning Walker | Stars: Mia McKenna-Bruce, Shaun Thomas, Lara Peake, Enva Lewis

Votes: 85

Un Certain Regard

22. Goodbye Julia (2023)

120 min | Drama

Just before the secession of South Sudan, a married former singer from the north seeks redemption for causing the death of a southern man by hiring his oblivious wife as her maid.

Director: Mohamed Kordofani | Stars: Eiman Yousif, Siran Riak, Nazar Goma, Ger Duany

Votes: 27

Un Certain Regard

23. The Buriti Flower (2023)

123 min | Drama

Patpro, recounting the history, struggle for land took place in 1940. Krahô never stop inventing new forms of resistance , guided by their ancestral rites, and their fight to preserve their freedom.

Directors: Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza | Stars: Francisco Hyjno Kraho, Ilda Patpro Kraho, Luzia Cruwakwyj Kraho, Solane Tehtikwyj Kraho

Votes: 17

Un Certain Regard

24. The Nature of Love (2023)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sophia's life is turned upside down when she meets Sylvain . She comes from a wealthy family , while Sylvain comes from a family of manual workers. Sophia questions her own values after abandoned herself to her great romantic impulses.

Director: Monia Chokri | Stars: Magalie Lépine Blondeau, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Francis-William Rhéaume, Monia Chokri

Votes: 28

Un Certain Regard

25. The Mother of All Lies (2023)

96 min | Documentary

A Moroccan woman's search for truth tangles with a web of lies in her family history. As a daughter and filmmaker, she fuses personal and national history as she reflects on the 1981 Bread Riots, drawing out connections to modern Morocco.

Director: Asmae ElMoudir | Star: Asmae ElMoudir

Votes: 24

Un Certain Regard

26. The Settlers (2023)

97 min | Crime, Drama, History

82 Metascore

A mixed-race Chilean, rides south on an expedition led by MacLenan, a former Boer War English captain and Bill, an American mercenary, to fence off land granted to Spanish landowner José Menéndez.

Director: Felipe Gálvez Haberle | Stars: Sam Spruell, Alfredo Castro, Mariano Llinás, Luis Machín

Votes: 32

Un Certain Regard

27. Omen (2023)

90 min | Drama

After spending years in Belgium, a young Congolese man returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture.

Director: Baloji | Stars: Lucie Debay, Eliane Umuhire, Marc Zinga, Yves-Marina Gnahoua

Votes: 19

Un Certain Regard

28. The Breaking Ice (2023)

97 min | Drama

71 Metascore

The blossoming relationship between three young adults in their twenties.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Haoran Liu, Chuxiao Qu, Dongyu Zhou

Votes: 65

Un Certain Regard

29. Rosalie (2023)

115 min | Drama, History

The store of the first bearded lady attraction.

Director: Stéphanie Di Giusto | Stars: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume Gouix

Votes: 29

Un Certain Regard

30. The New Boy (2023)

116 min | Drama, History

63 Metascore

Depicts the mesmeric story of a 9-year-old Aboriginal orphan boy who arrives in the dead of night at a remote monastery run by a renegade nun.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Mezi Atwood, Deborah Mailman, Wayne Blair

Votes: 41

Un Certain Regard

31. If Only I Could Hibernate (2023)

96 min | Drama

A poor but prideful teenage boy Ulzii determines to win a Physics competition for a scholarship, but his illiterate mother finds a job in the countryside and leaves him with his siblings in the middle of the winter.

Director: Zoljargal Purevdash | Stars: Tuguldur Batsaikhan, Nominjiguur Tsend, Battsooj Uurtsaikh

Votes: 23

Un Certain Regard

32. Hopeless (2023)

133 min | Crime, Drama

Dangerous people who make risky choices to escape from their hellish realities.

Director: Kim Chang-hoon | Stars: Park Bo-kyung, Xa-Bin Hong, Kim Hyung-Seo, Jeong Jaekwang

Votes: 76

Un Certain Regard

33. Terrestrial Verses (2023)

77 min | Drama

Ordinary people navigate societal constraints in a series of vignettes.

Directors: Ali Asgari, Alireza Khatami | Stars: Sadaf Asgari, Ardeshir Kazemi, Gohar Kheirandish, Farzin Mohades

Votes: 39

Un Certain Regard

34. All to Play For (2023)

112 min | Drama

Sylvie lives with her two children, Sofiane and Jean-Jacques. One night, Sofiane is injured while alone in the flat which placed her in a foster home. Helped by a lawyer Sylvie is determined to win the administrative and legal battle.

Director: Delphine Deloget | Stars: Virginie Efira, Félix Lefebvre, India Hair, Mathieu Demy

Votes: 22

Un Certain Regard

35. Hounds (2023)

94 min | Drama

A father and son in the suburbs of Casablanca get by on petty crimes for a local mob. When a kidnapping goes wrong, they must find a way to dispose of the body.

Director: Kamal Lazraq | Stars: Abdelatif El Mansouri, Ayoub Elaid

Votes: 21

Un Certain Regard

36. The Animal Kingdom (2023)

130 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

An adventure between a father and his son, in a world where some humans have started mutating into other animal species.

Director: Thomas Cailley | Stars: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Romain Duris, Paul Kircher, Tom Mercier

Votes: 38

Un Certain Regard

37. The Idol (2023– )

TV-MA | Drama

After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn's last tour, she's determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passions are reignited by Tedros, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, The Weeknd, Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan

Votes: 4,298

Out of Competition

38. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (2023)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure

Archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary artifact that can change the course of history.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Harrison Ford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook

Out of Competition

39. Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

R | 206 min | Crime, Drama, History

91 Metascore

Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 858

Out of Competition

40. Jeanne du Barry (2023)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

The life of Jeanne Bécu who was born as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress in 1743 and went on to rise through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Maïwenn, Johnny Depp, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud

Votes: 1,627

Out of Competition

41. Cobweb (2023)

135 min | Comedy, Drama

Described as an experimental and genre-defying drama shot entirely on sound stages in support of a film-within-a-film narrative.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Park Jeong-su, Krystal Jung, Oh Jung-se, Song Kang-ho

Votes: 43

Out of Competition

42. The King of Algiers (2023)

92 min | Drama

Omar, a gangster on the run tries to lay low for the rest of his life in Algiers to escape his sentence of 20 years in prison by the French authorities.

Director: Elias Belkeddar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Benoît Magimel, Meriem Amiar, Haroun Attalah

Votes: 194

Midnight Screenings

43. Kennedy (2023)

142 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An insomniac ex-cop who dwells in different circumstances looking for redemption. The ex-cop, who is presumed dead for a long time, operates secretly for the corrupt system.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rahul Bhat, Megha Burman, K.K. Gautam, Sunny Leone

Votes: 76

Midnight Screenings

44. Acid (2023)

90 min | Drama, Fantasy

In the middle of a heat wave, an ominous cloud appears and with it, a lethal acid rain. A separated family will have to come together to escape this plague ravaging the world.

Director: Just Philippot | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Laetitia Dosch, Patience Munchenbach, Marie Jung

Votes: 21

Midnight Screenings

45. Pictures of Ghosts (2023)

93 min

A multidimensional journey through time, sound, architecture and filmmaking.

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho

Votes: 10

Special Screenings