Cannes Film Festival 2023: 8 Movies We’re Excited About

Cannes Film Festival 2023

Set, Camera, Action!

The glitziest event – Cannes Film Festival 2023 – in the world is finally here. Held on the French Riviera, this year’s schedule has several films to look forward to, so you can expect many spellbinding moments to unfold. Trust us, when we say you need to keep your eyes peeled – because you won’t want to miss out any second of the festival. Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Alicia Vikander, and Natalie Portman are among the celebrities expected to attend the week-long event. 

The Cannes Film Festival 2023 will begin on 16 May, with the French film Jeanne du Barry, which stars Johnny Depp. The festival will then conclude on 27 May with Pixar’s newest animated film Elemental. From historical fiction to comedy, the selection of films that will premiere at the festival has us gripping the edge of our seats. So, what else is making an appearance? Scroll below to find out all of the films we are excited about. 

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Here are all the films we’re excited about that’s premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2023:

Asteroid City

We’re living in a Wes Anderson world, so there’s no doubt that the filmmaker will showcase his newest work. Asteroid City follows the story of how the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events

May December

Cannes Film Festival 2023

Starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore, May December is about a married couple who were under pressure after their notorious tabloid romance was showcased everywhere. After two years, a Hollywood actress meets them to do research for a film about their past and things take a bit of a twist and turn.


Directed by Peter Sohn, Elemental is about a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, and a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental – how much they actually have in common.

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Killers of The Flower Moon

Cannes Film Festival 2023

Set in the 1920s, this film features Leonardo DiCaprio. It follows members of the Osage Native American tribe after a discovery of oil on their land and murder.

Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny

Daredevil archaeologist Indiana Jones races against time to retrieve a legendary dial that can change the course of history. Soon after he is accompanied by his goddaughter and finds himself squaring off against Jürgen Voller, a former Nazi who works for NASA.

The Idol

The Idol is an upcoming American drama television series created by Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Reza Fahim, and Sam Levinson. The series focuses on an aspiring pop idol and her complex relationship with a self-help guru and cult leader.

Jeanne Du Barry

One of the most anticipated films, Jeanne du Barry is an upcoming French biographical drama film written, directed and produced by Maïwenn and starring herself and Johnny Depp in the leading roles.

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The Zone Of Interest

Cannes Film Festival 2023

In this period drama, a Nazi officer falls in love with the woman of the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

A lover of steamy romance books and all things green, Syameen Salehaldin is the Senior Content Producer for Harper's BAZAAR Malaysia. She spends most of her time immersed in books, and food and doing anything that makes her happy. Expect to see her diving into lifestyle, fashion and beauty trends on this platform.