Cannes Unveils It’s 2020 Festival Line Up

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If everything went ahead we might be talking about the next big film. As we’ve known 2020 is the year to forget and remember those we lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cannes Film Festival 2020 edition would have recently ended, this year, no yacht parties, red carpets, no Palme d’Or.

With no physical festival going ahead this year or are they taking the digital route. The festival organisers last night decided to unveil what would have been their 2020 line up. Most of the list has come of no surprise with many anticipated predictions confirmed. The hottest arthouse prospects and independent gems.

During a video coverage Festival president and General Delegate Pierre Lescure & Thierry Frémaux. The pair announced the line up with the likes of Wes Anderson‘s French Dispatch. Francois Ozon‘s Summer Of 85, Naomi Kawase True Mothers and Francis Lee’s Ammonite.

British director Steve McQueen was presenting two films Lover’s Rock and Mangrove. The latter is part of his BBC anthology Small Axe, commenting to The GuardianI dedicate these films to George Floyd and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the US, UK and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black Lives Matter.

Other notable premieres would have been Viggo Mortensen‘s directorial feature debut Falling, Thomas Vinterberg‘s Another Round and Maïwenn‘s ADN. A total of 56 films were announced with 21 of them from France, from 2067 films from 147 countries. Cannes have given their blessing to several Festivals set to still run to world premiere some of those films. San Sebastian, Venice possibly Toronto will benefit from this.

Wes Anderson — The French Dispatch
Steve McQueen — Lover’s Rock
Steve McQueen — Mangrove
Pete Docter — Soul
Thomas Vinterberg — Another Round
Francois Ozon — Summer Of 85
Naomi Kawase — True Mothers
Maïwenn – ADN
Pascal Plante — Nadia, Butterfly
Viggo Mortensen— Falling
Francis Lee – Ammonite
Magnus von Horn — Sweat
Jonathan Nossiter — Last Words
Im Sang-Soo — Heaven: To The Land of Happiness
Yeon Sang-Ho — Peninsula
Fernando Trueba — Forgotten We’ll Be
Danielle Arbid — Passion Simple
Koji Fukada — The Real Thing
Sharunas Bartas — In the Dusk
Lucas Belvaux — Home Front
Marie Castille Mention-Schaar — A Good Man
Emmanuel Mouret — Les Choses Qu’on Dit, Les Choses Qu’on Fait
Ayten Amin — Souad
Ben Sharrock — Limbo
Farid Bentoumi — Red Soil
Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma — Teddy
Ninja Thyberg — Pleasure
Kamen Kalev — February
Elie Wajeman — Un Medecin du Nuit
Oskar Roehler — Enfant Terrible
Nir Bergman — Here We Are
Charlène Favier — Slalom
Joao Paulo Miranda Maria — Memory House
Jimmy Keyrouz — Broken Keys
Déa Kulumbegashvili — Beginning
Samir Guesmi — Ibrahim
Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh — Gagarine
Suzanne Lindon — 16 Printemps
Dani Rosenberg —The Death of Cinema and My Father Too
Peter Dourountzis — Vaurien
Nicolas Maury — Garcon Chiffon
Nora Martirosyan — Should the Wind Fall
Pascual Sisto —John and the Hole
Wei Shujun — Striding Into The Wind
Dieudo Hamadi— The Billion Road
Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw — The Truffle Hunters
Xavier de Lauzanne —9 Jours a Raqqa
Ann Hui, Johnnie To, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping and Patrick Tam — Septet: The Story of Hong Kong
Caroline Vignal — Antoinette Dans Les Cévenènnes
Bruno Podalydès — Les Deux Alfred
Emmanuel Courcol — The Big Hit
Laurent Lafitte — L’Origine du Monde
Laurent Lafitte — Le Discours
Goro Miyazaki — Earwig and the Witch
Jonas Poher Rasmussen — Flee