But all eyes will be on the red carpet this Saturday as three icons of Italian-American cinema make their way to the Palais des Festivals.
DiCaprio and De Niro are both longtime collaborators of Scorsese. But before that he never cast her in the same film, except for a funny short film in 2015 called ‘The Audition’ in which she competed to be part of his next film.
The film world is also painfully aware that this could be one of the last films of the maestro behind ‘Goodfellas’, ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Taxi Driver’.
In a poignant interview earlier this week, the 80-year-old Scorsese told Deadline, “I’m old…I want to tell stories, and now’s not the time.”
“Taxi Driver” won the Palme d’Or in 1976, but he hasn’t returned to the Cannes competition since 1985’s less well-known “After Hours,” although he did serve as jury president in 1998.
The Apple-funded ‘Killer of the Flower Moon’ looks to be outshining the competition.