- IN JUST A FEW DAYS, THE SUN-KISSED FRENCH RIVIERA WILL COME ALIVE AS THE PRESTIGIOUS CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ROLLS OUT ITS RED CARPET.
- FROM MAY 16 TO 27, THE PALAIS DES FESTIVALS ET DES CONGRÈS WILL BE ABUZZ WITH A CONSTELLATION OF HOLLYWOOD STARS, INCLUDING LEONARDO DICAPRIO, NATALIE PORTMAN, AND HARRISON FORD.
- FROM CAPTIVATING SCREENINGS TO PRESS CONFERENCES AND GLAMOROUS PARTIES, THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO SHOWCASES RENOWNED FASHION BRANDS AND ARTISTS’ INSTALLATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, CREATING A VIBRANT ATMOSPHERE. IT’S A CELEBRATION OF FILM, FASHION, AND ART IN THE HEART OF CANNES.
Get ready for an extraordinary cinematic experience as the highly anticipated 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival takes center stage from May 16 to 27 at the renowned Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. This year’s festival promises an impressive lineup of screenings, showcasing a diverse range of exemplary films across various genres and styles. With a total of 66 films scheduled for the 2023 event, the competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest honor, will be fierce among the 21 contenders. The winners, carefully chosen by esteemed juries, will be revealed during the grand Closing Ceremony on May 27th, marking a momentous finale to this year’s edition.
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But The Cannes Film Festival is much more than just exceptional screenings. As the 76th edition of this illustrious showcase, the festival encompasses press conferences, glamorous parties, and moments of true cinematic magic. It goes beyond the realms of film, intertwining with the worlds of fashion and art. Renowned fashion brands take center stage, showcasing their latest creations on the iconic red carpet and in private showrooms. Meanwhile, the festival becomes a canvas for artistic expression, with captivating installations scattered throughout the city.
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This multifaceted celebration offers a unique platform to preview the latest films and documentaries from countries around the globe, solidifying its position as the pinnacle of all film festivals. Whether you’re a dedicated film enthusiast, a fashion aficionado, or an art lover, the Cannes Film Festival promises an immersive experience that seamlessly blends cinematic brilliance, breathtaking fashion, and captivating artistic creations.
THE CINEMATIC HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 76TH EDITION OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
The Jury of the 76th Cannes Film Festival will be graced by the presidency of Ruben Östlund, the 48-year-old Swedish Director who has achieved the remarkable feat of winning the Palme d’Or twice. His films “Triangle of Sadness” (2022) and “The Square” (2017) earned him this prestigious honor, placing him alongside the likes of Francis Ford Coppola and Emir Kusturica. Östlund’s initial Cannes success came in 2014 with “Force Majeure,” which garnered him the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard.
Joining Östlund on the jury are esteemed individuals such as Maryam Touzani, Denis Ménochet, Rungano Nyoni, Brie Larson, Paul Dano, Atiq Rahimi, Damián Szifrón, and Julia Ducournau. Additionally, the festival will feature Chiara Mastroianni as the Mistress of Ceremonies, and legendary actor Michael Douglas will be honored with an honorary Palme d’Or at the Opening Ceremony for his remarkable contributions to cinema throughout the years, solidifying his place in Cannes history.
The festival will kick off with the opening screening of “Jeanne du Barry,” a captivating period drama starring the incomparable Johnny Depp. As the event draws to a close, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, “Elemental,” as the closing screening.
Highlights of this year’s selections include the much-anticipated “Killers of the Flower Moon” by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, a gripping tale of mysterious killings in the oil-rich Osage Nation. Fans of adventure and thrills will be thrilled to witness the return of Indiana Jones in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” where the daring archaeologist races against time to save a precious artifact. For those seeking a unique blend of comedy and drama, the Wes Anderson-directed “Asteroid City” promises to deliver a seismic disruption to a 1950s Space Cadet convention.
The festival lineup proudly showcases international films, with notable entries such as the Spanish director Víctor Erice’s “Close Your Eyes,” an intriguing exploration of an actor’s death during the filming process. Finnish romance takes center stage in Aki Kaurismäki’s “Fallen Leaves,” a heartwarming tale of a life-changing encounter in Helsinki. Additionally, breakout director Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s Senegalese debut “Banel & Adama” delves into a couple’s struggle against societal expectations in a remote village.
THE MUST-SEE SPOTS OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2023
Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Cannes Film Festival, both day and night, along the famous Croisette. As the sun sets, Cannes reveals its festive side, hosting the most exclusive parties of the festival.
Here are the spots you absolutely shouldn’t miss, as well as the must-visit hotspots in between film screenings. Indulge in the various delights offered by these must-see spots, where cinema, fashion, and art blend seamlessly, creating an unforgettable experience at the Cannes Film Festival:
After taking inspiration from Brazil, La Plage Nespresso embraces the vibrant colors of California this year. As a faithful hotspot of the festival, it provides the bustling crowd with refreshing coffee drinks. For the first time, it opens a coffee shop and features renowned gastronomic stars such as Jean Imbert, Mory Sacko, and Diego Alary, who will take turns in the kitchen to offer colorful and delicious coffee-infused dinners. Throughout the festival, La Plage Nespresso will host exclusive events, from the Californian Summer Party by Dumbo Paris on May 18 to the Avant-premiere Collection of Compostable Dinner by Jean Imbert on May 19, and the California Dream Dinner by Mory Sacko on May 20 and Diego Alary on May 22, La Plage Nespresso promises unforgettable gastronomic delights that blend the allure of cinema with the world of coffee.
Campari has two spaces this year in Cannes throughout the entire duration of the Festival: – The Campari Lounge: Exclusively for accredited guests within the Palais with a panoramic view of the red carpet as the backdrop at the specially designed Campari bar. This magnificent space features bartenders from Camparino in Galleria, specially flown in from Milan to serve the finest cocktails. And – the Campari Bar at Stephanie Beach (Marriott Hotel).
La Terrasse by Albane has been a renowned destination for lunches, dinners, and high-profile parties for over 20 years. During the day, it becomes a hub for journalists and film teams, hosting press junkets and professional meetings. By night, it attracts a VIP crowd seeking an exclusive experience until 2:30 in the morning. This year, La Terrasse welcomes the prestigious restaurant La Société, known to be frequented by the cinema industry, to delight its guests.
From May 16 to 27, 2023, the Pavilion Royal aims to unite art, fashion, gastronomy, and the world of wine and champagne for an extraordinary ephemeral event at the Gray d’Albion in Cannes. This exclusive gathering will showcase a diverse range of artistic expressions, including painting, sculpture, and writing, offering a captivating experience for attendees.
LE CARLTON BEACH:
With a bar reminiscent of vintage yachts, the beach of the iconic Le Carlton hotel, recently renovated by interior designer Tristan Auer, is the perfect place to bask in the sun on a striped deckchair while sipping a refreshing cocktail. As night falls, indulge in the magic of a private party, one of Cannes’ best-kept secrets
This year, Nomade, a collaboration between Cartel and Le Perchoir, sets up its tent on the beach and rooftop of the 3.14 hotel. Experience a culinary journey with a food menu curated by chefs Juan Arbelaez and Julien Duboué, enjoy live concerts by Sacem artists like Leonie Pernet, Flavien Berger, and Olivia Merilahti, and unwind with warm piano karaoke sessions between film screenings.
LA PLAGE DES PALMES:
Among the newcomers of the 76th edition, La Plage des Palmes is a seaside space located just steps away from the Palais des Festivals. It hosts talks, conferences, award ceremonies, and private parties organized for the Film Market and the Festival. This charming location also houses a delightful restaurant, built using materials made in France that will be reused after the event.
LA PLAGE MAGNUM:
During the day, La Plage Magnum tempts festival-goers with its indulgent ice cream bar. At night, it transforms into a club, welcoming a select group of happy few for unforgettable film soirées. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Magnum has prepared exciting surprises that are still under wraps. Stay tuned for more!
And more… From May 16th to 27th, perfume brand Kilian Paris takes over the Carlton Hotel for a highly immersive olfactory experience. Expect personalized consultations, cocktails inspired by the brand’s fragrances, and bottle engraving services.
THE MOST GLAMOROUS PARTIES OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2023
For those seeking an unforgettable blend of sun, sea, and stylish entertainment, the Cannes Film Festival is an unrivaled experience. This pinnacle event in the film calendar allows attendees to rub shoulders with the crème de la crème of A-list celebrities in the enchanting city of Cannes on the French Riviera. CONTACT BABBLE-UP TFOR AN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO SOME OF THESE EVENTS :
- Better World Fund Conference and Gala Dinner
- Paco Rabanne Dinner Party
- Versace Fashion Show
- Magnum Party
- Global Gift Foundation Fundraising Dinner Party- Together We Give
- Royal Gentlemen Gala Dinner
- Global Short Film Awards Gala
- Global Intuition Cocktail for White Silence by YiZhou
- Warner Bros Discovery Party
- Vanity Fair Party
- Forbes Party
- Philipp Plein Fashion Show
- Private Yacht Party Hosted By Leonardo Dicaprio
- L’Oreal Party
- American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) Cinema Against AIDS Party
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