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Cannes Film Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Even though the coronavirus outbreak cancelled the 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes has stillt aken it upon themselves to announce the films they had chosen for their lineup. While some may view the announcement as pointless, some films rely on the “Official Selection” badge of honour in order to boost their distribution. This years selections include films from Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, Pixar and many more. 

56 movies were chosen to be part of the festival this year, and when you break it down you will see a record number of women directors were chosen, as well as a record number of debut films. Unlike other years, the festival didn’t break the films down by categories this year either, instead opting to list them all together. Spike Lee’s new film Da 5 Bloods isn’t included in the below list, because it was set to debut Out of Competition as a special presentation, partly due to the fact that Lee was going to be the chair of the jury. The Netflix film was set to mark the streaming services return to the festival after being banned previously. 

While some of the films in the below list will play at festivals later this year, as long as they aren’t cancelled in the future, some of the features will wait until next year to make their debut. The below list is also not indicative of the entire line-up, as some films are always announced at a later date.

The complete list of the 56 films announced is below. 

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) 

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) 

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) 

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) 

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) 

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (Algeria/France) 

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) 

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) 

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we’ll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) 

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) 

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) 

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX (Belgium) 

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) 

PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) 

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) 

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) 

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) 

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) 

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) 

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) 

TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) 

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) 

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) 

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) 

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) 

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) 

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel)

SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam

FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) 

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) 

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) 

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) 

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) 

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Déa Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) 

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) 

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) 

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) 

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) 

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) 

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (USA)

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) 

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) 

EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (The Billion Road) by Dieudo Hamadi (Democratic Republic of Congo) 

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) 

9 JOURS À RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne (France)

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVÈNNES by Caroline Vignal (France) 

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) 

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) 

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) 

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) 

AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) 

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) 

JOSEP by Aurel (France) 

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA)