This year, the inimitable event on the Côte d’Azur will take place on the Croisette from 16-27 May. The 76th edition of the International Film Festival, the world’s most prestigious film event, will be full of new films, new talents, and glamour – as always!
Created on the initiative of Jean Zay - Minister of Fine Arts at the time - the first edition of the International Film Festival took place on 20 September 1946.
From 1952 onwards, the Cannes Festival became the annual meeting place of the film world, with the ascent of the steps of the Palais des Festival as a symbol.
The Palme d'Or, the supreme prize awarded by the jury, takes its symbolism from the arms of the city of Cannes.
A festival of reference, many directors have come to present films that have left their mark on the memory, such as Fellini, Bergman, Buñuel or Coppola... Others still have made a name for themselves there, such as Tarantino, Cronenberg, Lars von Trier...
Looking back on the 75th edition
With the revival of the film industry, at the 2022 edition, French actor Vincent Lindon presided over the jury.
21 films were in competition this year, including Tourment sur les Îles, by Spaniard Albert Serra; Un petit frère, the second feature film by Léonor Serraille and Le Otto Montagne by Belgian actress Charlotte Vandermeersch.
The Palme d'Or was finally awarded to Triangle of Sadness by Swedish director Ruben Östlund, who had already won it in 2017 with The Square.
The Un Certain Regard selection, which celebrates young cinema d'auteur, was chaired by Italian filmmaker Valeria Golino and awarded Les Pires by Lise Akoka & Romane Gueret.
See you in spring 2023 for a look at the 76th edition of the Cannes Festival!