This year’s Cannes Film Festival has kicked off on May 16 with the French-language movie Jeanne du Barry, directed by Maiwenn and starring Johnny Depp. It goes on till May 27 and ends with Elemental from Pixar.
Hollywood superstars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman, and Harrison Ford are among those anticipated at the lavish industry gathering on the French Riviera.
The 76th edition of the festival, which includes screenings, press conferences, and glamorous parties, is being held this year.
Two short films, Pehchaan and Noor, have been shortlisted for the Cannes Film Festival in 2023, giving Pakistani cinema even another distinction.
Pahchan and Noor have both been chosen respectively for The Best Human Rights Film and Best Health Film categories, respectively.
Pakistani filmmakers continue to establish themselves after the success of the feature film Joyland from last year. Two short films from the country have been selected as nominees for the renowned Cannes Film Festival this year.
In their respective categories, the films Pehchaan by Muhammad Ahsan and Noor by Umar Adil will face off against other foreign entrants.
Why is the Cannes Film Festival celebrated? What is it?
The largest film festival in the world, Cannes was established in 1939 as a rival to the then-fascist-influenced Venice Film Festival.
Since 1946, it has been conducted every year with the exception of 1948 and 1950, when it was postponed owing to a shortage of funding.
The festival is renowned for its carefully curated lineup of films that have won Oscars or helped filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino establish their careers.
The largest film market in the world, which attracts more than 12,500 members of the film business yearly, runs alongside it.