I Wonder Pictures announced, via press release, the six titles with which it presented itself at the Cannes Grand Festival 2023: let’s find out all the details together in this dedicated article
There will be six I Wonder Pictures titles premiered at the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (scheduled from 16 to 27 May 2023), a proposal that transversely crosses all the sections of the festival, including the official selection, Quinzaine des Cinéastes, special events and Semaine de la Critique. It will be presented in competition in the Official Selection and will therefore compete for the Palme d’Or Le Retour by Catherine Corsini, an intense and engaging family story about working through and accepting the past. Khédidja (Aïssatou Diallo Sagna), 15 years after leaving Corsica in tragic circumstances, returns to the island with her two teenage daughters. As she struggles with memories of her, the girls indulge in a seemingly carefree summer that leads them to new discoveries about their past and their family’s true history.
Also in the Official Selection but out of competition, the biopic L’Abbé Pierre – Une Vie de Combats directed by Frédéric Tellier traces the life of Henri Grouès, better known by his pseudonym Abbé Pierre, partisan, politician, French Catholic priest. Of bourgeois origins, revolutionary and iconoclast, he committed himself throughout his life to the fight against poverty, inequality and injustice. In the Special Screenings section, it will be possible to watch the unprecedented debut in animated cinema by Paolo Berger (former by the celebrated and experimental Blancanieves) with Robot Dreams, a story about the importance of friendship and its fragility. Dog lives in Manhattan and, tired of always being alone, builds a robot. To the rhythm of eighties New York music, their friendship blossoms and deepens until one summer evening Dog is forced to abandon Robot on the beach. Will the two friends be able to find each other again?
Six titles competing at Cannes 2023 for I Wonder Pictures!
At Cannes Premières will be presented the highly anticipated new film by Martin Provost, Bonnard, Pierre et Marthe, which explores the relationship between the French painter Pierre Bonnard and his lifelong companion and muse par excellence – the protagonist of a third of his paintings! – Marthe de Meligny. In the cast, Vincent Macaigne (The Dating Game, Irma Vep), Cécile de France (The French Dispatch, Lost Illusions) and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, My Godard). author, Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry, who eight years after his last feature film, he brings The Book of Solutions to Cannes. Pierre Niney (Anonymous Emotions, The Promise of Dawn, Masquerade) plays Marc, a bipolar and paranoid director who, to protect his new film from the interference of the producers, tries to finish editing it hidden at his aunt’s house in the Cévennes. But the completion of the work becomes more complicated because he himself gets in the way, creating constant distractions and continually postponing the work in a succession of events at times disturbing and at times hilarious.
Finally, at the Semaine de la Critique, Vincent Must Die by Stephan Castang will be scheduled, a surprising and breathtaking film that straddles the new wave of French horror cinema. Vincent leads an anonymous and unsurprising life until, suddenly, complete strangers begin to attack him with homicidal intent. Forced to flee, the man finds himself involved despite him in a spiral of inexplicable violence and completely out of control.
And that’s about it for I Wonder Pictures at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. Let us know what you think and if you’ll be following the event below in the comments, but above all stay tuned with us at TechGameWorld.com for all the news on cinema and TV series!
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