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Festival de Cannes 2020, the Official Selection

Despite #Covid-19, the cinema is alive and well: Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the films of the Official Selection of the 73rd Festival de Cannes from the UGC Normandie in Paris.

Festival de Cannes 2020: accompanied by Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival, revealed on Wednesday June 3rd the Official Selection #Cannes2020 composed of 56 films that will bear the label “Official Selection 2020” and will be supported by the Festival during their theatre release and their presentation at a number of festivals.


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Festival de Cannes, culture and glamour

Forced to cancel its 73rd edition due to the health crisis caused by the #coronavirus, the world’s largest film festival is setting a date in 2021. For more than 70 years, Cannes has been the melting pot of a unique and magical alchemy between culture and glamour, a grandiose symbiosis between films and the stars on the Red Carpet.


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Pierre Lescure & Thierry Frémaux ©DR

No question of cancelling the world’s largest and greatest film festival

Due to the global pandemic, the Festival de Cannes will not take place this year under the conditions that have made it the largest film festival in the world, nor will it take place on the scheduled dates: May 12-23, 2020. However, there is no question of cancelling it: as everyone knows, the Festival was only cancelled once, in 1939, and only one other edition was not completed, in 1968. In 2020, if the Festival International du Film (the “FIF” as it has remained in the minds of the old Cannois) could not take its usual form, it was necessary for the management team to present it in another way. 2067 feature films have been proposed to the Festival!




Viva il cinema!

The creativity of the authors, screenwriters, directors and actors are keeping cinema alive. “The Selection is here,” Thierry Frémaux says, “and it’s beautiful. It says that cinema, which has been disappearing from theaters for three months in 2020, and for the first time since their creation by Lumière on December 28, 1895, is more alive than ever. Even if we will have to find another way to support the films in the Cannes 2020 selection, no longer as world premieres at the Palais des Festivals, but in cinemas and festivals around the world.” The year 2020 is Federico Fellini‘s centenary year and with him, the Festival de Cannes proclaims: Viva il cinema!


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Discover the films of #Cannes2020: Action!

Thierry Frémaux explains: “Because the screenings will not take place on La Croisette according to the Festival’s programming and traditions that make up the eventful character of Cannes, we have grouped the titles presented in a single list without including them in the usual categories: Competition, Un Certain regard, Out of competition, Midnight screenings, Special screenings. We will therefore leave it up to the critics and the public, once all the films have been seen, to define the ideal program for Cannes 2020.”


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The “faithful”, directors who have been included in an Official Selection before

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) – 1h43

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) – 1h40

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) – 2h20

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 1h08


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ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) ©DR

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 2h04

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg – (Danemark) – 1h55

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) – 1h30

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) – 2h06


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LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) ©DR

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) – 1h40

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we’ll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) – 2h16

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) – 1h54


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PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (Corée du Sud) ©DR

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) – 2h06

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX – (Belgium) – 1h40

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) – 3h48

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IN THE DUSK by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituanie) ©DR

The newcomers, included in the Official Selection for their very first time

PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) – 1h36

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) – 1h47

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) – 2h

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) – 1h30

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PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid – (Liban) ©DR

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) – 1h53

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) – 1h26

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Poland) – 1h40


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ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) ©DR)

TEDDY by Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (France) – 1h28

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) – 2h05

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) – 2h

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AMMONITE by Francis Lee (Royaume-Uni) ©DR

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) – 1h40

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) – 2h14

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) – 1h46

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) – 1h34

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NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) ©DR

An omnibus film

SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam (Hong Kong) – 1h53

The first features, in an extension of the Festival de Cannes’ trademark passion for unearthing new talent

FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) – 1h52

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) – 1h45

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) – 1h32

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FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) ©DR

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) – 1h27

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) – 1h30

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) – 1h20


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SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) ©DR

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) – 2h

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) – 1h35

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) – 1h13

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) – 1h35

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VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) ©DR

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) – 1h48

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Drop) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) – 1h40 – Copresented with l’ACID

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (Spain) – 1h38


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SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Arménie) ©DR

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) – 2h36

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) – 1h40

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SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Arménie) ©DR

Three documentary films, a genre that has been represented in Official Selection for two decades now

EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (Downstream to Kinshasa) by Dieudo Hamadi – (Democratic Republic of Congo) – 1h30

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) – 1h24

9 JOURS A RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne – (France) – 1h30

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EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (The Billion Road) by Dieudo Hamadi (Rép. Démocratique du Congo) ©DR

Five comedy films, a genre that remains under-represented at Cannes

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES by Caroline Vignal (France) – 1h35

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) – 1h30

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) – 1h40

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ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVÈNNES by Caroline Vignal (France) ©DR

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) – 1st film

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) – 1h27

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L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) ©DR

Four animated films

AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) – 1h22

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) – 1h30

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AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japon) ©DR

JOSEP by Aurel (France) – 1h20 – 1st film

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) – 1h30

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SOUL de Pete Docter (USA) ©DR

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Marché du Film Online

The Festival de Cannes launches the Marché du Film Online, an online marketplace created to support the international film industry and help professionals, which will take place from June 22 to 26. This new online marketplace will be as close as possible to the Cannes experience, favouring live and real-time meetings. It will offer innovative alternatives to facilitate business and simplify the connection of professionals from all over the world.

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We Are One: A Global Film Festival in digital format

Produced and organized by Tribeca Enterprises, a company founded by Robert De Niro and producer Jane Rosenthal, We Are One: A Global Film Festival is a digital festival that airs films on YouTube from May 29 to June 7, 2020. The digital event will feature films from the programming of 20 festivals, including the Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Venice Mostra and many others, to allow audiences to discover films from around the world. The digital festival will immerse audiences in stories from around the world and give filmmakers a voice on a global stage. The festival will be organized to benefit the World Health Organization’s Solidarity Response Fund #Covid19.

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Festival de Cannes 2020, the Official Selection was last modified: June 11th, 2020 by tamel

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