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Start the week again for the Cannes Film Festival 2023 (THE SPECIAL). In today’s day, Monday 22nd May, there are two films competing for the Palme d’Or, a TV series previewed out of competition, special screenings and, again, other titles proposed in the parallel sections of the Festival. Below, the program for Monday 22 May.
Fallen Leaves by the Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki: the story of two lonely people who meet by chance in the night. Ansa is single and lives in the city of Helsinki, where she works as a shelf keeper in a supermarket. One night, she happens to meet the equally lonely worker Holappa, with a drinking problem.
Still in the running for the Palme d’Or, on Monday 22 May, there is also the film Club Zero by Jessica Hausner with Mia Wasikowska, who plays a boarding school teacher. The latter, she believes that eating less is healthy and, when her parents start to realize it, Club Zero will have become a reality.
Titles out of competition
The “special” guest of Monday 22 May in Cannes 2023 is one television series. For years, in fact, the long series has now managed to set foot in the programming of the various film festivals. The Idolfrom the manufacturer of Euphoria Sam Levinson, come then previewed today, out of competition. In the series, Lily-Rose Depp plays a young pop star involved in a complicated relationship with the leader of a cult, played by the singer The Weekndwho co-produced the project with Levinson himself.
Three special screenings for the day of Monday 22 May: As Filhas do Fogoby Portuguese director and screenwriter Pedro Costa, Man In Black by Wang Bing e Marguerite’s Theorem by Anna Novion. The first title follows the story of Vitalina Varela, a 55-year-old woman from Cape Verde who, three days after her husband’s funeral, arrives in Lisbon, where she seeks answers about the last days of the man’s life, whom she still loves. deeply. The Chinese director Wang Bing, on the other hand, shot a focus on the Chinese composer Wang Xilin, exiled in Germany, at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord for three days without an audience. Finally, Anna Novion tells the future of Marguerite, a brilliant math student whose excellent destiny now seems sealed, until a mistake upsets all her certainties.
Un Certain Regard
Today is also movie day omen by Baloji, presented in Certain Regard: a boy, considered a sorcerer by his small community, is forced into exile. He will return years later with his wife, but his relatives will now consider him a stranger.
On Monday 22 May, scheduled for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, there is also the dramatic film Los Colonos directed by Felipe Galvez and set in the Republic of Chile in 1901, more precisely in the “Tierra del Fuego”, where the wealthy landowner José Menendez hires three horsemen to drive the indigenous population off the lands.
Monday, May 22, presented in world premiere at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, in non-competitive section Cannes Premiere, finally there is also the drama film Cerrar los Ojos by Victor Erice: In 1990 Julio Arenas, a famous actor, disappears during the shooting of a movie and his body will never be found. Only twenty-two years later, a television program will dedicate an evening to the story, soliciting the testimony of Julio’s best friend and director of the film in question, thus reopening the case.