All the action begins this evening starting with the Opening Ceremony, hosted by the star of last year's festival closer Thérèse Desqueyroux, French actress Audrey Tautou.
Tonight's ceremony will be followed by the European premiere of Out of Competition opening film, The Great Gatsby by Australian director Baz Luhrmann.
|Mistress of Ceremonies: Audrey Tautou|
- Day 1 - Wednesday, May 15
Opening Film - Out of Competition
The Great Gatsby
directed by Baz Luhrmann
"The film has the undeniable power to enthrall and mesmerize with its opulent extravagance, but at the same time it’s so overwhelming and even headache-inducing."Ruth Maramis (FlixChatter)
"For all the pizzazz, the explosions of color and light and sound and the seemingly modernized aura of the film, Luhrmann often emphasizes the text more markedly than he needs to."Amir Soltani (Amiresque)
"While it does have some flaws, it is still a film that is engaging for exploring that world of 1920s decadence as well as a man’s desire to reclaim the past."Steven Flores (Surrender to the Void)
"Even the climactic moment of terror involving speeding automobiles is so artfully choreographed you are left ogling the visuals, feeling oddly empty inside."Nick Prigge (Anomalous Material)
The Great Gatsby is pretty much Batman if his parents never got shot.
— JRehling (@JRehling) May 11, 2013
Be sure to check back for those updates and more!
See our other #Cannes2013 coverage:
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 8 (Only God Forgives, Grigris, The Golden Cage, My Sweet Pepper Land)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 7 (Behind the Candelabra, The Great Beauty, Sarah Prefers to Run, Bastards, Wakolda)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 6 (Shield of Straw, A Castle in Italy, Omar, As I Lay Dying)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 5 (Borgman, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Missing Picture, Death March)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 4 (Jimmy P, Like Father Like Son, Grand Central, Bends)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 3 (The Past, A Touch of Sin, Stranger by the Lake, Miele)
- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Day 2 (Young & Beautiful, Heli, The Bling Ring)
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- 2013 Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection Preview