Cannes Film Festival announces his first post-pandemic line up: it’s all in

Cannes Film Festival announces his first post-pandemic line up: it’s all in

Actually we are still into the pandemic, but this year’s Cannes moved to the summer (running from July 6 to July 17) from its usual May slot and today after some postponements announced a HUGE line up with 24 films in competition. Hence the feeling that the festival is moving with full engines on, having lots of film that are awaiting release for more than a year.

This includes the opener Annete by Leos Carax, with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver, Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven, the long awaited “The French Dispatch” by  Wes Anderson, major festival regulars like Asghar Farhadi, Bruno Dumont, Francois Ozon, Nanni Moretti, Joachim Trier, Jacques Audiard. Woooo I needed a breath there. The list continues with former Berlinale winners of the Golden Bear Nadav Lapid and Ildikó Enyedi as well as Sean Baker.

The new film of Mia Hansen-Løve is also in competition, making her one of the four women directors out of 24 competing, another reminder that Cannes is a long way from supporting more women filmmakers.

A kind of absurd move is the inclusion in the Competition of the new film by Sean Penn, after the boo-ing that his last one “enjoyed” at the Lumiere theater.


“Annette,” Leos Carax (Opening film)
“Ahed’s Knee,” Nadav Lapid
“Benedetta,” Paul Verhoeven
“Bergman Island,” Mia Hansen-Løve
“Casablanca Beats,” Nabil Ayouch
“Compartment No. 6,” Juho Kuosmanen
“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
“Everything Went Fine,” Francois Ozon
“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
“A Hero,” Asghar Farhadi
“La fracture,” Catherine Corsini
“Lingui,” Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
“Memoria,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
“Nitram,” Justin Kurzel
“Paris, 13th District,” Jacques Audiard
“Par un Demi Clair Matin,” Bruno Dumont
“Petrov’s Flu,” Kirill Serebrennikov
“Red Rocket,” Sean Baker
“The Restless,” Joachim Lafosse
“The Story of My Wife,” Ildikó Enyedi
“Three Floors,” Nanni Moretti
“Titane,” Julia Ducournau
“The Worst Person in the World,” Joachim Trier
“Flag Day,” Sean Penn

The Certain Regard section of the Festival, this year returns back to its initial purpuse, having mostly films

Un Certain Regard
“After Yang,” Kogonada
“Blue Bayou,” Justin Chon
“Bonne Mère,” Hafsia Herzi
“Commitment Hasan,” Hasan Semih
“Freda,” Gessica Généus
“House Arrest” OR “Delo,” Alexey German Jr.
“The Innocents,” Eskil Vogt
“Lamb,” Valdimar Jóhansson
“Moneyboys,“ B.C Yi
“Noche de Fuego,” Tatiana Huezo
“Un Monde,” Laura Wandel
“Women Do Cry,” Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
“La Civil,” Teodora Ana Mihai
“Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko
“Let Their Be Morning,” Eran Kolirin
“Rehana Maryam Noor,” Abdullah Mohammad Saad

Cannes is having for the first time a Cannes Premiere session, with films that might have been in Competition, but didn’t fit due to this years huge backlog of films due to the pandemic.

Cannes Premiere
“Evolution,” Kornel Mundruczo
“Cow,” Andrea Arnold
“Deception” OR “Tromperie,” Arnaud Desplechin
“Hold Me Tight,” Mathieu Almaric
“In Front of Your Face,” Hong Sang-soo
“Love Songs for Tough Guys,” Samuel Benchetrit
“Mothering Sunday,” Eva Husson
“Val,” Ting Poo and Leo Scott

Out of Competition
“Aline, the Voice of Love,” Valerie Lemercier
“Babi Yar. Context,” Sergei Loznitsa
“Bac Nord,” Cédric Jimenez
“Emergency Declaration,” Han Jae-Rim
“In His Lifetime” OR “De son vivant,” Emmanuelle Bercot
“Stillwater,” Tom McCarthy
“The Velvet Underground,” Todd Haynes

Special Screenings
“Black Notebooks,” Shlomi Elkabetz
“H6,” Yé Yé
“Jane by Charlotte,” Charlotte Gainsbourg
“JFK: Through the Looking Glass,” Oliver Stone
“Mariner of the Mountains,” Karim Aïnouz
“Baby Yar. Context.” Sergei Loznitsa
“The Year of the Everlasting Storm,” Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayar, David Lowery, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Midnight Screenings
“Bloody Oranges,” Jean-Christophe Meurisse

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