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Summarize this content material to 540 phrases CANNES, FRANCE Johnny Depp has ample purpose to smile Tuesday when he ascends the scarlet stairs into the Palais des festivals for the beginning of the 2023 Cannes Movie Competition.As the primary draw of “Jeanne du Barry,” a interval romance by which he performs French King Louis XV, who falls for a commoner performed by actor/director Maïwenn, he’s opening the 76th version of the world’s most prestigious movie fest, which runs by way of Could 27.He’s additionally making a triumphant return to the large display screen after successful a defamation go well with final summer time in opposition to his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Their extremely publicized court docket battle, rife with home abuse allegations, had imperilled his performing profession.Depp gained’t be the one star with further spring in his well-heeled step on the Cannes crimson carpet. Extra Hollywood celebrities than regular are anticipated right here for world-premiere screenings, seen proof of a return to pre-pandemic glamour, and in addition validation that motion pictures and movie festivals endure as public passions.The boldfaced abundance consists of Tom Hanks and Scarlett Johansson for Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid Metropolis”; Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro for Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”; Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman for Todd Haynes’ “Could December”; Harrison Ford and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for James Mangold’s “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future”; and Sean Penn, Tye Sheridan and Mike Tyson for Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s “Black Flies.” Cannes ’23 can even characteristic the world premiere of “The Idol,” an upcoming sex-and-stardom HBO TV collection set in Tinseltown and co-created by Toronto’s Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, who additionally stars alongside Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny.“Cannes has not misplaced its magic,” Iris Knobloch, the brand new president of the pageant and first lady to carry the put up, lately advised Le Figaro newspaper.The pageant is much more effusive in regards to the “unspeakable magic” of movie symbolized by its official poster this yr. It reveals French display screen legend Catherine Deneuve adjusting her hair on a film set in 1968. The poster is designed, a press launch stated, to “reiterate the fantastic current of cinema and to envisage its future stuffed with promise. Catherine Deneuve stands for what cinema ought to by no means cease being: elusive, daring, irreverent. One thing self-evident: a necessity.”That’s lots of film love, however there are good causes for it.The pandemic that shuttered theatres worldwide for a lot of the previous three years is lastly within the rear-view mirror. Streaming providers that threatened to make movie-going a strictly at-home pursuit are struggling to develop and/or retain audiences. Disney Plus lately introduced a drop of 4 million subscribers, its second straight quarterly decline. Moviegoers, in the meantime, are returning to theatres in encouraging numbers: the North American field workplace for April was up almost 12 per cent from the identical month in pre-pandemic occasions, the primary time that’s occurred since COVID struck.Apple and Amazon lately dedicated to placing their movies into theatres earlier than inserting them on-line, a significant concession to movie-going custom. It validates Cannes director Thierry Frémaux’s controversial stance that solely movies with assured theatrical releases can compete for the Palme d’Or, the fest’s high prize.Apple is world premiering Scorsese’s crime thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon” at Cannes, which tells the fact-based story of the FBI hunt for the murderers of Osage Nation inhabitants of oil-rich Oklahoma land within the Twenties. It stars DiCaprio, De Niro and Canadian display screen star Tantoo Cardinal, who can be travelling to Cannes.“So trying ahead to it,” Cardinal stated through electronic mail. “Scorsese, I believe, is a wizard. I recognize that he took this story on. I stay up for what he has accomplished with it. I appreciated working with Scorsese and the fabulous Osage of us who had been concerned with the manufacturing.”There’s a appreciable Canadian presence at Cannes 2023. One other star of “Killers of the Flower Moon” is Canadian-American actor Brendan Fraser, who lately gained the Finest Actor Oscar for “The Whale.”Three Canadian productions or co-productions will premiere on the pageant.Two are within the Un Sure Regard sidebar program: “The Nature of Love (Easy comme Sylvain),” by Quebec author/director Monia Chokri, a few 40-year-old married philosophy professor, performed by Magalie Lépine Blondeau, who falls arduous for a rough-edged handyman, performed by Pierre-Yves Cardinal; and “Terrestrial Verses,” co-directed by Iran’s Ali Asgari and Canada’s Alireza Khatami, a collection of sharp-eyed vignettes about on a regular basis life in Tehran, as previous methods conflict with trendy attitudes. The third Canadian premiere is within the Director’s Fortnight sidebar: the psychological horror “In Flames” by Zarrar Kahn, a Canada-Pakistan author/director/producer and alumnus of the TIFF Filmmaker Lab in Toronto. In the primary occasion at Cannes, the 21 movies of the Palme d’Or competitors, there are a document seven directed by girls: Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall,” Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s “Banel & Adama,” Alice Rohrwacher’s “La Chimera,” Jessica Hausner’s “Membership Zero,” Catherine Corsini’s “Homecoming,” Catherine Breillat’s “Final Summer time,” and Kaouther Ben Hania’s documentary “Olaf’s Daughters.”Many earlier Palme contenders and/or winners are again within the competitors, amongst them Britain’s Ken Loach (“The Previous Oak”), Finland’s Aki Kaurismaki (“Fallen Leaves”), Japan’s Kore-eda Hirokazu (“Monster”), Italy’s Nanni Moretti (“A Brighter Tomorrow”), Turkey’s Nuri Bilge Ceylan (“About Dry Grasses”) and Germany’s Wim Wenders (“Good Days”).The nine-member characteristic movie Palme d’Or jury is headed by two-time Palme winner Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Unhappiness,” “The Sq.”). The Swedish filmmaker is joined by French filmmaker Julia Ducournau, one among solely two girls ever to win the Palme (for “Titane” in 2021), Hollywood actors/administrators Paul Dano and Brie Larson, French actor Denis Ménochet, Argentinian author/director Damián Szifrón, British-Zambian author/director Rungano Nyoni, Moroccan director Maryam Touzani and Afghan creator Atiq Rahimi.There’s a thriller about this yr’s Palme race: Why didn’t Martin Scorsese need to be in it? He opted for an out-of-competition premiere for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” regardless of entreaties by Cannes head Frémaux that he be a part of the Palme contest. Scorsese has already gained the Palme, for “Taxi Driver” in 1976. He’s additionally gained Finest Director at Cannes, for “After Hours” in 1986, so maybe he figures he’s already acquired sufficient accolades right here. Star contributor Peter Howell is a film critic in Toronto. 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