Cannes Film Festival Unveils 2020 Official Selection

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Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux have announced the 2020 Official Selection of the 73rd edition of the Festival de Cannes, comprising fifty-six films to be accompanied by the Festival for their release in cinemas and screenings at certain festivals.

Check out the Cannes 2020 films.

THE FAITHFUL (or at least selected once before)


ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) - 1h40m; Production: MANDARIN - International Sales: PLAYTIME - French Distribution: DIAPHANA.

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) - 2h20m; Production: KINO FILMS CO - International Sales: PLAYTIME - French Distribution: HAUT ET COURT.

 LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 1h08m; Production: TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED - International Sales: TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED. 

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 2h04m; Production: TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED - International Sales: TURBINE STUDIOS LIMITED.

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg - (Denmark) - 1h55m; Production: ZENTROPA - International Sales: TRUSTNORDISK - French Distribution: HAUT ET COURT.

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) - 1h30m; Production: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - International Sales: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL. 

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) - 2h06m; Production: STEMAL - International Sales: THE PARTY FILMS.

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) - 1h40m; Production: HIVE MEDIA CORP - International Sales: FINECUT. 

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we'll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) - 2h16m. Production: CARACOL TELEVISION - International Sales: FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT.

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) - 1h54m; Production: REDPETER FILMS - International Sales: CONTENTS PANDA - French Distribution: ARP SELECTION.

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) - 2h06m; Production: KINOELEKTRON - International Sales: LUXBOX.

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX - (Belgium) - 1h40m; Production: SYNECDOCHE - International Sales: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution: AD VITAM.

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) - 3h48m; Production: NAGOYA TV - International Sales: NAGOYA TV. Target of Attempted Circumvent


PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) - 1h36m; Production: LES FILMS PELLÉAS - International Sales: PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution: PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION.

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) - 1h47m; 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) - 1h30m; Production: VIVID REELS

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) - 1h53m; Production: CARAVAN CINEMA LTD - International Sales: PROTAGONIST PICTURES.

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) - 1h26m; Production: LES FILMS VELVET - International Sales: WTFILMS - French Distribution: AD VITAM.

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) - 1h40m; Production: LAVA FILMS - International Sales: NEW EUROPE FILM INTERNATIONAL SALES.

TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) - 1h28m; Production: BAXTER FILMS - International Sales: WTFILMS - French Distribution: THE JOKERS FILMS.

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) - 2h05m; Production: KORO FILMS - French Distribution: UFO DISTRIBUTION.

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) - 2hm; Production: SEE-SAW FILMS - International Sales: CROSS CITY FILMS - French Distribution: PYRAMIDE DISTRIBUTION.

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) - 1h40m; Production: PARTIZAN FILMS - International Sales: BE FOR FILMS - French Distribution: DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) - 2h14m; Production: BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION - International Sales: BAVARIA FILMPRODUKTION.

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) - 1h46m; Production: NEMESIS FILMS - International Sales: WAZABI FILMS.

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) - 1h34m; 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 - 1h53m; Production: MILKYWAY IMAGE - International Sales: MEDIA ASIA DISTRIBUTION.

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FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) - 1h52m; Production: PERCIVAL PICTURES - International Sales: HANWAY FILMS - French Distribution: METROPOLITAN FILMEXPORT.

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) - 1h45m; Production: PLATTFORM PRODUKTION - International Sales: VERSATILE.

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) - 1h32m; 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) - 1h27m; Production: MANEKI FILMS.

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) - 1h30m; Production: EZEKIEL 

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) - 1h20m; Production: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - International Sales: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL- French Distribution: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL.

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Déa Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) - 2h10m; Production: FIRST PICTURE / O.F.A - International Sales: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL.

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) - 1h35m; Production: HAUT ET COURT - International Sales: TOTEM FILMS - French Distribution: HAUT ET COURT.

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) - 1h13m; Production: AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS - International Sales: LUXBOX - French Distribution: PANAME DISTRIBUTION.

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) - 1h35m; Production: 10:15 PRODUCTIONS - International Sales: KINOLOGY - French Distribution: REZO FILMS

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) - 1h48m; 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) - 1h40m; Production: SISTER PRODUCTIONS - International Sales: INDIE INTERNATIONAL SALES - French Distribution: ROUGE DISTRIBUTION.

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (USA) - 1h38m; Production: MUTRESSA MOVIES.

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) - 2h36m; Production: ALIBABA PICTURES.

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) - 1h40m; Production: PARDES FILMS - International Sales: FILMS BOUTIQUE

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EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (The Billion Road) by Dieudo Hamadi - (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 1h30m; Production: LES FILMS DE L'OEIL SAUVAGE - International Sales: ANDANA FILMS

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) - 1h24m; 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) - 1h30m; Production: ALOEST FILMS


ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVÈNNES by Caroline Vignal (France) - 1h35m; Production: CHAPKA FILMS - International Sales: PLAYTIME - French Distribution: DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION.

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) - 1h30m; Production: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS - French Distribution: UGC DISTRIBUTION.

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) - 1h40m; 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) - 1h27m; Production: LES FILMS SUR MESURE - International Sales: CHARADES - French Distribution: LE PACTE.

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AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) - 1h22m; Production: NHK / NHK ENTERPRISES / STUDIO GHIBLI - International Sales: WILD BUNCH INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution: WILD BUNCH.

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) - 1h30m; Production: FINAL CUT FOR REAL - International Sales: CINEPHIL.

JOSEP by Aurel (France) - 1h20m - 1st film; Production: LES FILMS D'ICI - International Sales: DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL - French Distribution: SOPHIE DULAC DISTRIBUTION.

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) - 1h30m; Production: PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS - French Distribution: THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY.

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