By Nicole Goesseringer Muj

The Festival de Cannes will welcome Martin Scorsese on the Croisette this May, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, Jillian Dion, Tantoo Cardinal, for the world premiere of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ set to screen on Saturday, May 20 in the Grand Théâtre Lumière.

Based on David Grann’s best-selling book and written for the screen by Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the “Reign of Terror”.

Scorsese has dedicated his life to cinema and the Festival de Cannes has been at his side on many occasions. He was awarded the Palme d’or in 1976 with Taxi Driver. He subsequently came back to the Official Selection on a regular basis and won the Best Director’s Award for After Hours, 10 years after the success of Taxi Driver.

In 1998, he was the President of the Jury that presented the Palme d’or to Greek director Theo Angelopoulos for Eternity and a Day. Four years later, he chaired the Jury for the Cinéfondation and Short Films alongside with the Iranian director, Abbas Kiarostami. Since 1990, Martin Scorsese has directed The Film Foundation, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving of the world’s motion picture history. In this capacity, he has represented numerous films at Cannes Classics. The Festival de Cannes is looking forward to welcoming Martin Scorsese and the members of the Killers of the Flower Moon team on the red carpet, which already promises to be memorable.   
Lily Gladstone (Mollie Burkhart) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Ernest Burkhart) in Killers of the Flower Moon © 2023 Apple Studios
Hailing from Apple Studios, Killers of the Flower Moon was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions and Appian Way.
The Apple Original Film Killers of the Flower Moon will first be released exclusively in theaters, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, limited on Friday, October 6 and wide on Friday, October 20, in the United States. The French release is set on October 18, 2023, and will then stream globally on Apple TV+.