Cruise and Hanks, Hollywood returns to Cannes

(by the correspondent Alessandra Magliaro) (ANSA) – CANNES, MAY 15 – Can Tom Cruise and Tom Hanks be enough? At the appointment on the red carpet of the Cannes festival (17-28 May) that shoots the fireworks on the sea to celebrate the 75th anniversary and a relaunch edition after the darkness of the pandemic, if only for the recovery at big of the market, there is no shortage of stars. The curtain opens on Tuesday 17 May with VIRGINIE EFIRA, this year’s presenter and who at the festival, in Cannes Premiere, also accompanies her latest film Don Juan by Serge Bozon, starring TAHAR RAHIM with ‘the snake’. For the opening with the laughing zombies by Michel Hazanavicius for Coupez! (Final Cut) there are French stars BÉRÉNICE BEJO AND ROMAIN DURIS.
TOM CRUISE promises aerial acrobatics returning to the Croisette with Top Gun on May 18: Maverick rewarded with a special tribute to his career. The festival, where he made only one appearance on May 18, 1992, for Ron Howard’s Rebel Hearts, did not miss the tempting opportunity of an artist’s upcoming film, 60 years old on July 3, which maintains a timeless appeal and the new generation also likes it. America again with ANNE HATHAWAY and Jeremy Strong for Armageddon Time, the new film by James Gray, a profoundly personal coming-of-age story on the strength of the family and the generational search for the American dream that will see the absence of co-star Anthony Hopkins at Cannes. For the long-awaited film about the Hollywood couple Paul Newman – Joanne Woodward, The Last Movie Stars (in Cannes Classics), is the director and producer, actor ETHAN HAWKE, 4-time Oscar nominated.
TOM HANKS is expected for the Elvis event by Baz Luhrmann with the protagonist Austin Butler in the role of Presley, on May 25th but he is also brooding more, protagonist at the Marchè of the reunion of the Forrest Gump team, for Here, a film adaptation of the famous graphic novel by Richard McGuire which will reunite Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Eric Roth, Tom Hanks with Robin Wright for the first time since the 1994 film, which won six Oscars. FOREST WHITAKER, actor, director, activist, is this year’s palm tree of honor, while WOODY HARRELSON is in the cast of Triangle of Sadness, the satire on fashion, with which the winner of the Palm for the Square, Swedish Ruben Östlund, back in competition.
LÉA SEYDOUX, VIGGO MORTENSEN AND KRISTEN STEWART are the stars for David Cronenberg and his Crimes of the Future, the story of an artist who works in the field of surgery as an art. Like every year, there is no lack of MARION COTILLARD who, with Melvil Poupad and Golshifteh Farahani, accompanies Arnaud Desplechin’s Frère Et Soeur, competing for the Palme d’Or. Another star of France and beyond (after Lupine on Netflix all teenagers know him) OMAR SY opens Un Certain Regard with Tirailleurs, the story of Senegalese riflemen, forgotten heroes of the First World War.
VINCENT LINDON is president of the jury that will award the Palme d’Or on May 28 (for Italy there is JASMINE TRINCA), while LOUIS GARREL is the director (and the protagonist) of L’innocent, the film that on May 24 Cannes will dedicate to celebrate 75 / o.
MARINE VACTH and ISABELLE ADJANI and much more French cinema (plus LAURA MORANTE) will accompany Nicolas Bedos’ Masquerade.
In the rendezvous with the public there are JAVIER BARDEM and MADS MIKKELSEN. At the moment, the long-standing MICHELLE WILLIAMS is the protagonist of Showing up in the fourth film directed by Kerry Reichardt, who has just announced that she is expecting her third child. On the Montee des Marches there will then be stars of the show and fashion, linked to the sponsors of Cannes.
Italy has a good group of great actors, in addition to Trinca and Morante, there is VALERIA GOLINO president of the jury in Un Certain Regard, PIERFRANCESCO FAVINO in the race for La Palma as best actor for Nostalgia by Mario Martone and then again VALERIA BRUNI TEDESCHI director competing with Les Amandiers and FABRIZIO GIFUNI with TONI SERVILLO and MARGHERITA BUY for Marco Bellocchio’s Exterior Night.
From L’Oreal Paris which celebrates 25 years of connection with the film festival come important names such as KATE WINSLET, EVA LONGORIA, ANDIE MACDOWELL, ELLE FANNING while VIOLA DAVIS, actress and activist, is the Women in Motion 2022, the initiative of the Kering group women’s creativity and unique contribution to culture and the arts. Last but certainly not least, the amfAR gala scheduled for May 26: dozens of super guests starting with the legend ROBERT DE NIRO guest of honor of the evening at Cap D’Antibes. (HANDLE).

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