It marks a significant comeback for the actor after a legal battle with his ex-husband, Amber Heard, and a newspaper.

Directed by Maven, who co-wrote the screenplay and portrayed the title character, the film was submitted out of competition.

Jean, the product of an illicit union between a monk and a cook, embarked on a journey of self-education in rhetoric and common sense, courtesy of the influential aristocrats who served her mother.

Maven became interested in Jean Du Barry after watching Sofia Coppola's 2006 film, "Marie Antoinette".

He shared his thoughts at the beginning of the film, saying, "When I saw Asia Argento as Madame du Barry, an immediate connection was established. The more I delved into her story, the stronger this bond grew." went on and it became permanent".

During the press conference with the jury earlier in the day, acclaimed Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, who won the Palme d'Or twice in 2017 for "The Square" and the Palme d'Or in 2022 for "Triangle of Sadness", expressed, "The Golden Palme is the most prestigious cinematic accolade globally.

If I had to choose between an Oscar and the Palme d'Or, the decision was an easy one. I'd rather opt for another Palme than an Oscar.

The festival will continue till May 27.