The 76th Festival de Cannes: A Global Celebration of Cinema

The highly anticipated 76th Festival de Cannes is set to captivate audiences worldwide with its star-studded events and prestigious film screenings. With an extensive media partnership with France Télévisions and Brut., this year’s festival promises broad media coverage, ensuring that viewers can experience all the excitement and glamour of the venue.

The festival kicks off with the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, at 7:00 pm, which will be broadcast live on France 2. Actress Chiara Mastroianni takes on the role of Master of Ceremony, welcoming the esteemed jury, led by Jury President Ruben Östlund. The ceremony will be a highlight, featuring the presence of American actor and producer Michael Douglas, who will receive an honorary Palme d’or.

Following the Opening Ceremony, audiences will be treated to the screening of the opening film, Maïwenn’s Jeanne du Barry. This highly anticipated film will simultaneously be released in theaters across France, allowing viewers to experience the festival’s magic beyond the Palais des Festivals.

After 11 days of cinematic brilliance, the festival concludes with the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, May 27, at 8:30 pm. This grand event will be broadcast live on France 2, culminating in the presentation of the prestigious awards by the jury. The evening will conclude with the “Last Screening” of Elemental, directed by Peter Sohn, in the iconic Grand Théâtre Lumière.

Throughout the festival, audiences can follow the event from anywhere in the world. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be broadcast live internationally, in both English and French, thanks to Brut.’s global coverage. Viewers can tune in via various links provided by Brut., ensuring that geographical boundaries are no obstacle to enjoying the festival.

Additionally, the Festival Television, co-produced by France Télévisions, Brut., and the Festival de Cannes, will provide extensive coverage of the red carpet and steps, press conferences, photocalls, and official events. With broadcasts in French and English, viewers can tune in to TV Festival de Cannes on, Culturebox, Brut. Cannes, YouTube, and the official website of the Festival de Cannes.

The 76th Festival de Cannes promises to be a cinematic extravaganza, bringing together the finest films and celebrated personalities from the industry. Whether on the red carpet, at press conferences, or in the comfort of their homes, audiences around the world can join in the excitement and celebration of this prestigious event.


Closing Ceremony of the 76th Festival de Cannes

Saturday May 27 at 8:30 pm live on France 2 

After 11 days of Festival, the Jury will give the awards during the Closing Ceremony. It will take place on May 27, beginning at 8:30 pm and broadcasting live on France 2. The « Last Screening » Elemental, directed by Peter Sohn, will then be shown in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.

The 21 films competing for the Palme d’or this year are : Firebrand by Karim Aïnouz, Asteroid City by Wes Anderson, Rapito (Kidnapped) by Marco Bellocchio, Les Filles d’Olfa (Four Daughters) by Kaouther Ben Hania, L’Été dernier (Last Summer) by Catherine Breillat, Kuru Otlar Ustune (About Dry Grassesby Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Le Retour (Homecoming) by Catherine Corsini, The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer, Club Zero by Jessica Hausner, May December by Todd Haynes, Monster  by Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Kuolleet Lehdet (Fallen Leaves) by Aki Kaurismäki, The Old Oak by Ken Loach, Il Sol dell’ avvenire (A Brighter Tomorrow) by Nanni Moretti, La Chimera by Alice Rohrwacher, Black Flies by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, Banel e Adama by Ramata-Toulaye Sy, La Passion de Dodin Bouffant (The Pot-au-Feu) by Tran Anh Hùng, Anatomie d’une chute (Anatomy of a Fall) by Justine Triet,  Jeunesse (Le Printemps) (Youth (Spring)) by Wang Bing, Perfect Days by Wim Wenders.

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