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Tribute to Sarah Michelle Gellar, biopic on Bernard Tapie... CanneSéries unveils its XXL 2023 program


The Côte d'Azur festival, which will take place from April 14 to 19, won the preview of the Netflix event series on the businessman played by Laurent Lafitte and welcomes the icon of Buffy the vampire slayer.

After Gillian Anderson, interpreter of the iconic Dana Scully of


, welcomed last year on the Croisette, CanneSéries is preparing to realize another dream of fans of the small screen of the 90s by summoning another of its tough heroines .

The Riviera festival, which takes place from April 14 to 19, will award its Canal Icon Award to

Sarah Michelle Gellar

, the star of

Buffy the Vampire Slayer


After almost ten years away from the screens, the actress made her big comeback in front of the camera for Paramount +'s

Wolf Pack


Another "warrior" will also be honoured.

Welsh actress

Morfydd Clark

, who stars as a young Galadriel in the Amazon Prime blockbuster, inspired by Tolkien's universe,

The Rings of Power

, will receive the Madame Figaro Rising Star Award.

Screenwriter Joey Soloway (


) will be presented with the Konbini Award which celebrates diversity and inclusion in the industry.

They won't be the only big names to hit the red carpet.

Stars of the big screen passed on the small will be numerous on the Croisette.

“There is a real rise in power of CanneSéries, we are trusted.

The arrival in 2022

of Gillian Anderson and

Sydney Sweeney,

pillar of

Euphoria ,

has given a strong and positive signal to Hollywood studios and platforms

”, greets Albin Lewi, the artistic director of the event.

From Disney + to Paramount + via Netflix, Apple TV + and Amazon, all platforms will be represented.

Rebecca Ferguson and Rachel Brosnahan on the pink carpet

Out of competition,


from Apple TV+ will open the festival.

This dystopia tells the story of the last ten thousand people on Earth, taking refuge several meters underground to protect themselves from the toxic and deadly outside world.

But no one knows when and why the silo was built.

Rebecca Ferguson (

Dune, Mission Impossible

) plays Juliette, an engineer, whose investigation will break the omerta.

At the end, the entire troupe of

The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel will be present.

Rachel Brosnahan and her partners will unveil the final season of the Amazon Prime comedy.

Still out of competition, Paramount + , which revisits its classics of the 7th art, will launch its new version of

Liaison Fatale

with Joshua Jackson as Michael Douglas.

For its part, Disney + will tell the story of the neighbors who sheltered Anne Frank in


Small Light.

First African series in competition

The official competition, which will be arbitrated by a jury chaired by the creator of


Lior Raz, will not be short of headliners either.

Oscar-winning comedian Rachel Weisz carries on her shoulders the Amazon Prime series

Dead Ringers


False Pretends


a modernized feminine adaptation of Cronenberg's film.

The actress slips into the double and schizophrenic role of obstetrician once held by Jeremy Irons.

In the script, the amazing Alice Birch of

Normal People


Lady Macbeth


Rachel Weisz in Niko Tavernise/Prime Video

Another very prominent title in this competition, Netflix's



Laurent Lafitte lends his features to the missing businessman and politician.

The first two episodes promise to discover an unrecognized Tapie, a man in conflict with his father and eager to break into music, a “Narnard de la lose”, long before the famous “Bernard de la win”.

Alongside these event series, CanneSéries continues to seek works by authors.

This year four continents are represented, including for the first time Africa with the South African production


between gang warfare and redemption in motorsport.

Another frontal mirror of our societies plagued by malaise and doubt, the Danish


immersed in the daily life of a remand center.

Clash of religions, corruption, difficulty of rebuilding, the series also approaches the prison environment from the point of view of its supervisors.

With an unrecognizable Sofia Grabol (

The Killing



Bargain Shock

The South Korean creation by Paramount +



shot entirely in sequence shot, questions in an immersive mode, close to an escape game, the capitalist excesses of an ultra-individualistic country.


Better to know nothing of the synopsis to savor this astonishing thriller

", advises Albin Lewi.

In a dark comedy mode,

Power Play

, in a spirit of mise en abyme that evokes


, chronicles the rise of a young environmentalist and pro-political abortionist in Norway in the 1970s. An improbable portrait of the future Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.

Bon matin Chuck

depicts the descent into hell of a Quebec host addicted to drugs.

Beautiful black and white and a jazzy soundtrack soften the angles.

Israeli fiction in force

As always, Israeli fiction is doing well.


paints a portrait of the youth of Tel Aviv, between parties and start-up nation.

A feminist and irreverent look at romantic relationships as a bonus.

A historic series that Albin Lewi announces is “out of control”,


sees the return to the pink carpet of Reshef Levi, who had put the festival at its feet with the comedy



Here, he retraces the trajectory of his father, a prisoner of an English internment camp in Palestine during the Second World War.

Great family fresco and melodrama the Dutch

Childhood Dreams

on the destiny of the generation of May 1968 closes the selection.


The proof that a more classic staging can be amazing and surprise you”,

promises Albin Lewi.

Opening of a section dedicated to documentary series

For festival-goers who are not satiated by all these series, they will also be able to enjoy the short format section and the documentary series category.

An innovation of this vintage.

Six programs will be submitted to the jury chaired by Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia (

Amy Winehouse


True Crime with


, story with Juan Carlos

Downfall From A

Playboy King


Lac-Mégantic it's not an accident

, artistic with the portrait of female designers engaged in

Draw For A



Reading Again Mafalada,

devoted to the iconic mischievous and shaggy Argentinian schoolgirl.

Without forgetting the intimate register with the poignant chronicle of a pilgrimage to Lourdes in

Miracle n°71


In short, CanneSéries still has some under the hood.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-28

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