Cannes Film Festival 2023: Day 2: 17 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival: Day 2

by Alexa Dalby

Ama Gloria

Opening Film

charming, heartwarming

Ama Gloria is quite the heartbreaker as writer/director Marie Amachoukeli confidently traces the intense bond between a six year-old girl and her beloved nanny. Acutely sensitive to the churning emotions of childhood, this autobiographical tale has a clear affinity with Celine Sciamma’s Petite Maman (2021) and was made by Sciamma’s production company Lilies Films. It is a small film, but one whose subtle touch and generous spirit proves captivating. Careful handling should reward arthouse distributors in the wake of the film’s world premiere as the opening gala of Critics Week.” – Screen Daily


by Koreeda Hirokazu


Surprise Plea for Acceptance Beneath Much Darker Themes

“A tricksy timeline and the selective unveiling of crucial information keeps audiences from guessing where this convoluted portrait of a pre-teen in turmoil might be headed.” – Variety

“Japanese director Kore-eda offers a deliberately dense but ultimately hopeful examination of how to negotiate family dysfunction with intelligence and humanity… challenges us with intricacy and complexity in this family drama about bullying, homophobia, family dysfunction, uncritical respect for flawed authority, and social media rumour-mongering; all working together to create a monster of wrongness.” – Guardian

“Hirokazu Kore-eda brings emotional nuance to a moral tale about school bullying, scored by the late Ryuichi Sakamoto” – Screen Daily

Six-minute standing ovation – Deadline Hollywood


Strange Way of Life

by Pedro Almodóvar


Quinzaine des Cinéastes

Opening Film

Le Procès Goldman

by Cédric Khan

The Goldman Case


“Enthralling Courtroom Drama Navigates the Contradictions of a Left-Wing Outlaw” – Variety



Laissez-moi (Let me go) – Maxime Rappaz



Red Carpet photos from today from Nice-Matin

Special screening

Anselm by Wim Wenders

Occupied City by Steve McQueen

“The monumental film which tracks day-to-day life in Amsterdam under Nazi rule asks hard questions of what we think about the gulf between past and present” – Guardian

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