Design and architecture in 5 films we have seen at the Cannes Film Festival

From the Nazi officer’s cottage in The Zone of Interest to Steve McQueen’s elaborate exploration of Amsterdam, here are five must-see movies from the last edition of the Cannes Film Festival. 

The film year does not begin in January, along with the calendar year, but in May, with the Cannes Film Festival. It is there that we preview a good chunk of the highly anticipated movies on the independent and authorial circuit that will then define the distributions of the following 12 months, the discussions and the rise and fall of new and old stars. Another crucial moment is in early September with the Venice Film Festival – the Easter of the film year. And if the quality and success of Cannes are indicators of what the season will be like (no, they are not, but it would be nice if they were), 2023 will be a good year.

Once the more dull, banal, and repetitive movies were marginalized, the more dynamic and explosive ones, full of novelty, were put at the center. In this edition of the Cannes Film Festival even the great masters did not bring as often happens the repetition of their best-known features but something a little different.

In this context we also saw many movies which focused on design and architecture. Never in trivial ways, rather trying to make use of the visual or narrative potential of these two disciplines.

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