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Cannes Film Festival 2020 Lineup

10 June

The 73rd Festival de Cannes, unfortunately, did not take place last May, however, 56 films will be branded with the Cannes’ Official Selection 2020 label and include some of the most anticipated films of the year, including Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, François Ozon’s Summer ’85, Naomi Kawase’s True Mother, Thomas Vinterberg’s Druck and Pixar’s Soul.

Cannes artistic director Thierry Frémeux announced during a TV interview on Canal Plus the full list of films selected for this year’s programming. This year the festival received a total of 2,067 feature films from which to distil their selection and sees the highest submission of films since the year 2000. The breakdown of this year’s selection sees a total of 56 films with fifteen of the films from first-time filmmakers and sixteen films directed by women.

The selection is usually divided into different categories; Compétition, Un Certain Regard, Hors Compétition, Séances de minuit, séances spéciale but for this year’s special list, the selection was grouped into “The Faithful”, films made by filmmakers who have already attended the festival in previous years, “The Newcomers”, first-feature films, documentaries, comedies and animated films.

The full Cannes 2020 Lineup: 

“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
Sales: Fox Searchlight International

“Summer 85,” François Ozon
Sales: Playtime

“True Mothers,” Naomi Kawase
Sales: Playtime

“Lovers Rock,” Steve McQueen
Sales: Turbine Studios Limited

“Mangrove,” Steve McQueen
Sales: Turbine Studios Limited

“Another Round,” Thomas Vinterberg
Sales: TrustNordisk

“ADN” (“DNA”), Maïwenn
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Last Words,” Jonathan Nossiter
Sales: The Party Films

“Heaven: To The Land of Happiness,” Im Sang-Soo
Sales: Finecut

“Forgotten we’ll be,” Fernando Trueba
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment

“Peninsula,” Yeon Sang-Ho
Sales: Contents Panda

“In The Dusk,” Sharunas Bartas
Sales: Luxbox

“Home Front,” Lucas Belvaux
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“The Real Thing,” Kôji Fukada
Sales: Nagoya TV

The Newcomers

“Passion Simple,” Danielle Arbid
Sales: Pyramide International

“A Good Man,” Marie Castille Mention-Schaar
Sales: Pyramide International

“Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait,” Emmanuel Mouret
Sales: Elle Driver

“Squad,” Ayten Amin
Production: Vivid Reels

“Limbo,” Ben Sharrock
Sales: Protagonist

“Red Soil,” Farid Bentoumi

“Sweat,” Magnus Von Horn
Sales: New Europe Film Sales

“Teddy,” Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma

“February,” Kamen Kalev
Production: Koro Films

“Ammonite,” Francis Lee
Sales: Cross City Films

“Un Médecin de Nuit,” Elie Wajeman
Sales: Be For Films

“Enfant Terrible,” Oskar Roehler
Sales: Picture Tree International

“Nadia, Butterfly,” Pascal Plante
Sales: Wasabi Films

“Here We Are,” Nir Bergman
Sales: MK2 Films

An Omnibus Film

“Septet: The Story of Hong Kong,” Ann Hui
Sales: Media Asia Distribution

The First Features

“Failing,” Viggo Mortensen
Sales: Hanway Films

“Pleasure,” Ninja Thyberg
Sales: Versatile

“Slalom,” Charlène Favier
Sales: The Party Film Sales

“Memory House,” Joao Paulo Miranda Maria
Production: Manneki Films

“Broken Keys,” Jimmy Keyrouz
Production: Ezekiel

“Ibrahim,” Samir Guesmi
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Beginning,” Déa Kulumbegashvili
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Gagarine,” Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh
Sales: Totem Films

“16 Printemps,” Suzanne Lindon
Sales: Luxbox

“Vaurien,” Peter Dourountzis
Sales: Kinology

“Garcon Chiffon,” Nicolas Maury
Sales: Kinology

“Should the Wind Fall,” Nora Martirosyan
Sales: Indie Sales

John and The Hole,” Pascual Sisto
Production: Mutressa Movies

“Striding Into The Wind,” Wei Shujun
Production: Alibaba Pictures

“The Death of Cinema And My Father Too,” by Dani Rosenberg
Sales:: Films Boutique

Three Documentary films

“The Billion Road,” Dieudo Hamadi
Sales: Andana Films

“The Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
Distribution: Sony Pictures Classics

“9 Jours à Raqqa,” Xavier de Lauzanne
Production: Aloest Films

Five Comedy Films

“Antoinette Dans Les Cévennes,” Caroline Vignal
Sales: Playtime

“Les Deux Alfred,” Bruno Podalydès
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“The Big Hit,” Emmanuel Courcol
Sales: MK2 Films

“L’origine du monde,” Laurent Lafitte
Sales: Studiocanal

“Le discours,” Laurent Tirard
Sales: Charades

Four Animated Features

“Earwig and the Witch,” Gorô Miyazaki
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Sales: Cinephil

“Josep,” Aurel
Sales: Doc & Film International

“Soul,” Pete Docter
Distribution: The Walt Disney Company

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