Jeanne du Barry' Kicks off 76th Cannes Film Festival
Jeanne du Barry' Kicks off 76th Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival Launches With Johnny Depp, ‘Jeanne du Barry,’ And Ruben Östlund As Jury Head!

The Cannes red carpet is once more bustling Filmmaker Johnny Depp’s “Jeanne du Barry,” set in the time of Louis XV, will have its world premiere Tuesday night at the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival.

A Côte d’Azur buffet of spectacle, scandal, and film will be served over the course of the upcoming 12 days at this year’s festival. On a background of labor unrest, it is unfolding.

It is planned for protests to take place during the festival, albeit far from the festival’s central hub, over the pension system changes that have roiled France in recent months.

A Hollywood screenwriters’ strike still in effect may have unanticipated consequences for the French Riviera festival.

“My wife is currently picketing with my 6-month-old, strapped to her chest,” Juror Paul Dano referred Zoe Kazan on Tuesday. “I will be there on the picket line when I get back home.”

The celebration will undoubtedly continue, though, as the festival is set to screen several eagerly awaited high-profile movies, including Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” as well as “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” by James Mangold.

Jeanne du Barry' Kicks off 76th Cannes Film Festival

Celebrities like Natalie Portman, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, Alicia Vikander, the Weeknd, and Scarlett Johansson will walk the red carpet at Cannes in the upcoming week and a half.

The celebrations Michael Douglas will receive an honorary degree Palme d’Or during the opening ceremony on Tuesday.

(A later one will be given to Harrison Ford, the star of “Indiana Jones”). The jury choosing the festival’s top honor winner, the Palme d’Or, was introduced earlier on Tuesday.

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Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, a two-time Palme winner who last year won for the social satire “The Triangle of Sadness,” is presiding over the jury that includes Dano, Brie Larson, Argentine filmmaker Damián Szifron, Afghan director Atiq Rahimi, French actor Denis Ménochet, Moroccan filmmaker Maryam Tourzani, Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni and French director Julia Ducournau, who in 2019 became the second female filmmaker to win the Palme d’Or for “Titane.”

Stlund, 49, questioned whether he hadn’t been given a chance ten years too soon. However, Stlund, whose film “The Triangle of Sadness” was nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards, made his allegiances clear while speaking to the media.

“If I can choose between an Oscar and a Palme d’Or, it’s an easy choice,” told Östlund. “I would rather have one more (Palme) than have an Oscar.”

The choice for the opening night has generated some debate. Depp portrays Louis XV in “Jeanne du Barry,” which was written and directed by the French actor-director Mawenn.

Depp hasn’t acted in a new movie since his trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard last year. Depp was awarded $10 million in damages and a civil jury awarded Heard $2 million after both parties accused the other of physical and verbal abuse.

Cannes director Thierry Fremaux defended the selection in comments to the media on Monday, saying that Depp is extraordinary in the movie and he paid no attention to the trial.

“To tell you the truth, in my life, I only have one rule, it’s the freedom of thinking, the freedom of speech and the freedom to act within a legal framework,” told Fremaux. “If Johnny Depp had been banned from acting in a film, or the film was banned we wouldn’t be here talking about it.”

The former Time’s Up advisory board member Larson responded to what she thought of the Cannes-screened movie.

“You’ll see if I see it,” Larson responded. “And I don’t know how I’ll feel about it if I do.”

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