This year’s Cannes Film Festival started with scandal, as Johnny Depp walked the red carpet for opening night selection “Jeanne du Barry” even as he remains persona non grata in the U.S.
As Anne Thompson reported earlier this week:
While Depp continued to hog the spotlight the next day thanks to a baffling press conference appearance, the festival itself kept rolling along. Several competition titles screened within the first 48 hours, including the French drama “Homecoming” from Catherine Corsini and the latest broken family saga from Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, “Monster.” Meanwhile, buzz about the potential Palme d’Or frontrunners has already started for several films yet to screen, from Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” to Justine Triet’s “Anatomy of a Fall.”
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through several of these updates and what to expect in the days ahead.
Screen Talk listeners attending Cannes are invited to attend a special live episode of Screen Talk recorded at the American Pavilion this Tuesday, May 23 at 2:30 p.m. Note: You must have an American Pavilion credential to access this event. If you need help with access, reach out to Kohn via Twitter.
Watch this week’s full episode above or listen to it below.