The opening ceremony presented by actress Chiara Mastroianni, and broadcast live on France 2 from 6:50 p.m. will be followed by the screening of Jeanne du Barry, by Maïwenn, with Johnny Depp in the role of Louis XV.
An honorary Palme d’Or will be awarded to actor and producer Michael Douglas.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the last part of the saga inaugurated in 1981, will be screened in preview on Thursday May 18 before its release on June 28, and accompanied by a tribute to Harrison Ford.
Martin Scorsese is back on the Croisette where he will climb the steps on Saturday May 20 alongside Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio to present Killers of the Flower Moon (out of competition), his latest film on a series of violent crimes committed in an Indian community in the 1920s.
Abbé Pierre, a life of struggles, the biopic directed by Frédéric Tellier with Benjamin Lavernhe in the title role will be presented on Friday May 26 before a scheduled release in November.
Le jury du festival, chaired by Ruben Östlund, will unveil its winners on Saturday May 27 during the closing ceremony followed by the screening of Élémentaire, the latest production from Pixar studios.