Cannes Film Festival 2020 Announces Festival Lineup

Cannes Film Festival 2020
73rd Cannes Film Festival Official Selection Announcement, Photo by Serge Arnal

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux announced the line-up of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes, live from the UGC Normandie Theater in Paris.

For the occasion, Thierry Frémaux, the Festival’s General Delegate, unveiled the 2020’s Official Selection, comprising fifty-six films to be accompanied by the Festival for their release in cinemas and screenings at certain festivals.

Traditionally, the Festival shows about 60 films in its Official Selection (59 in 2019, 56 in 2018). The Selection, presented on June 3, 2020 is comprised of 56 films. They were chosen from the 2,067 feature films received this year compared to 1,845 in 2019, 1,916 in 2018 and 1,885 in 2017 or, to take a more distant figure, 1,665 films in 2010.

Earlier this year, the Festival announced it will present the Official Selection online due to the COVID19 pandemic. The films will screen from June 22-26, 2020.

THE FAITHFUL

(filmmakers selected at least once before)

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

Production : INDIAN PAINTBRUSH PRODUCTIONS / AMERICAN EMPIRICAL PICTURES – International Sales : FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES – French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

  • ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) – 1h40

Production : MANDARIN – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA

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

Production : KINO FILMS CO – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

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

Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED – International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

  • MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) – 2h04

Production : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED – International Sales : TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED

  • DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg – (Denmark) – 1h55

Production : ZENTROPA – International Sales : TRUSTNORDISK – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

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

Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

  • LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) – 2h06

Production : STEMAL – International Sales : THE PARTY FILMS

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

Production : HIVE MEDIA CORP – International Sales : FINECUT

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

Production : CARACOL TELEVISION – International Sales : FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT

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

Production : REDPETER FILMS – International Sales : CONTENTS PANDA – French Distribution : ARP SELECTION

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

Production : KINOELEKTRON – International Sales : LUXBOX

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

Production : SYNECDOCHE – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : AD VITAM

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

Production : NAGOYA TV – International Sales : NAGOYA TV

THE NEWCOMERS

  • PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) – 1h36

Production : LES FILMS PELLÉAS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : WILLOW FILMS – International Sales : PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : MOBY DICK FILMS – International Sales : ELLE DRIVER – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

  • SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) – 1h30

Production : VIVID REELS

  • LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) – 1h53

Production : CARAVAN CINEMA LTD – International Sales : PROTAGONIST PICTURES

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

Production : LES FILMS VELVET – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : AD VITAM

  • SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) – 1h40

Production : LAVA FILMS – International Sales : NEW EUROPE FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES

  • TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) – 1h28

Production : BAXTER FILMS – International Sales : WTFILMS – French Distribution : THE JOKERS FILMS

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

Production : KORO FILMS – French Distribution : UFO DISTRIBUTION

  • AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) – 2h

Production : SEE-SAW FILMS – International Sales : CROSS CITY FILMS – French Distribution : PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : PARTIZAN FILMS – International Sales : BE FOR FILMS – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

  • ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) – 2h14

Production : BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION – International Sales : BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION

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

Production : NEMESIS FILMS – International Sales : WAZABI FILMS

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

Production : SPIRO FILMS – International Sales : MK2 FILMS

AN OMNIBUS FILM

  • SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam – 1h53

Production : MILKYWAY IMAGE – International Sales : MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION

THE FIRST FEATURES

  • FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) – 1h52

Production : PERCIVAL PICTURES – International Sales : HANWAY FILMS – French Distribution : METROPOLITAN FILMEXPORT

  • PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) – 1h45

Production : PLATTFORM PRODUKTION – International Sales : VERSATILE

  • SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) – 1h32

Production : MILLE ET UNE PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : THE PARTY FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : JOUR2FÊTE

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

Production : MANEKI FILMS

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

Production : EZEKIEL

  • IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) – 1h20

Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL- French Distribution : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

  • BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Déa Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) – 2h10

Production : FIRST PICTURE / O.F.A – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL

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

Production : HAUT ET COURT – International Sales : TOTEM FILMS – French Distribution : HAUT ET COURT

  • 16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) – 1h13

Production : AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : LUXBOX – French Distribution : PANAME DISTRIBUTION

  • VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) – 1h35

Production : 10:15 PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : KINOLOGY – French Distribution : REZO FILMS

  • GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) – 1h48

Production : CG CINEMA – International Sales : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE – French Distribution : LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

  • SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) – 1h40

Production : SISTER PRODUCTIONS – International Sales : INDIE INTERNATIONAL SALES – French Distribution : ROUGE DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : MUTRESSA MOVIES

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

Production : ALIBABA PICTURES

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

Production : PARDES FILMS – International Sales : FILMS BOUTIQUE

3 DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  • EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (The Billion Road) by Dieudo Hamadi – (Democratic Republic of Congo) – 1h30

Production : LES FILMS DE L’OEIL SAUVAGE – International Sales : ANDANA FILMS

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

Production : GO GIGI GO PRODUCTIONS LLC – International Sales : SONY PICTURES CLASSICS – French Distribution : SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

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

Production : ALOEST FILMS

5 COMEDY FILMS

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

Production : CHAPKA FILMS – International Sales : PLAYTIME – French Distribution : DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS – French Distribution : UGC DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : AGAT FILMS & CIE – International Sales : MK2 FILMS – French Distribution : MEMENTO FILMS DISTRIBUTION

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

Production : TRESOR FILMS – International Sales : STUDIO CANAL – French Distribution : STUDIO CANAL

  • LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) – 1h27 

Production : LES FILMS SUR MESURE – International Sales : CHARADES – French Distribution : LE PACTE

4 ANIMATED FILMS

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

Production : NHK / NHK ENTERPRISES / STUDIO GHIBLI – International Sales : WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : WILD BUNCH

  • FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) – 1h30

Production : FINAL CUT FOR REAL – International Sales : CINEPHIL

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

Production : LES FILMS D’ICI – International Sales : DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL – French Distribution : SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION

  • SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) – 1h30

Production : PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS – French Distribution : THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY

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