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Cannes Festival starts today and runs until the 17th

This edition will feature 24 films in the official competition, including works by directors such as Italian Nanni Moretti, Russian Kirill Serebrennikov, French Jacques Audiard and American Sean Penn.

The Frenchman Leos Carax (‘Annette’, opening film), the American Wes Anderson (‘The French Dispatch’) and the Dutchman Paul Verhoeven (‘Benedetta’) also stand out.

In the short film competition is ‘Noite turva’, the first work by Portuguese director Diogo Salgado, who in 2020 won the prize for Best Film in the National Competition at the Curtas de Vila de Conde festival.

This year, the jury is chaired by the American director Spike Lee and includes the Brazilian director Kléber Mendonça Filho, the American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, the French-Senegal director Mati Diop, the South Korean actor Song Kang-ho, the French actor Tahar Rahim, French actress Mélanie Laurent, French singer Mylène Farmer and Australian director Jessica Hausner.

The festival runs until the 17th of July, when the winners of the competitions will be announced.

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