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It’s pronounced Cahn. And this year, the French film festival turns 76.
We’re a few days into Cannes 76. Here, at the Promenade de la Croisette, the buzziest films of the next few months will have their earliest premieres. A-list celebrities and legendary filmmakers are all there to introduce them to the world. A few actors are making their Cannes debut this year: from BLACKPINK’s Jennie Kim, who has a role in “The Idol” HBO series, to Rachel Sennot, who turned heads in indie darlings “Shiva Baby” and “Bodies Bodies Bodies.”
And we’ve already had some amazing looks at the festival. One image that’s doing the rounds on social media features Zendaya, Anne Hathaway and Priyanka Chopra all glammed up for a Bvlgari party. Viola Davis in Valentino Couture, Coco Jones in Naeem Cahn, Araya Hargate in Nicolas Jebran, Gao Ye in Georges Chakra, Elle Fanning in Alexander McQueen, Fan Bingbing in Christopher Bu and Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad haute couture all brought show-stopping looks to the carpet. We’re excited to see what people wear to the rest of the festival’s premieres!
Speaking of premieres, let’s talk silver screen. “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” just premiered, and it’s supposed to be the final movie in the franchise. Harrison Ford is also expected to get an honorary Palm d’Or. After he saw the movie for the first time, Steven Spielberg told Variety: “Everybody loved the movie. It’s really, really a good ‘Indiana Jones’ film. I’m really proud of what [director James Mangold] has done with it.”
Another buzzy release this year is Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” about an Englishman with a strange ability to connect with the land in Italy. Plus, there’s Tunisia’s Kaouther Ben Hania movie “Four Daughters.” Part documentary, part fiction, this film follows a woman whose daughters join the jihad in Syria.
Apart from those, here are some others we keep hearing about: Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Monster,” Max Minghella’s “Shell,” Andrew Niccol’s “Lords of War,” Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Todd Haynes’s “May December” and, of course, Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City.” Are you looking forward to any of these big movies?