56 Films: Cannes Reveals 2020 Lineup

By Pickle  June 4, 2020
Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, the festival’s artistic director announces Cannes 2020 Official selections

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, the festival’s artistic director and General Delegate, announced its 2020 lineup Cannes labeled films which includes new films from Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen, Pixar, Francois Ozon, Naomi Kawase, Thomas Vinterberg, Maiwenn, Yeon Sang-Ho, Kôji Fukada among others.

The curated film titles that has got the Cannes 2020 official stamp of approval will get a big boost at the Cannes Virtual Film Market beginning June 22. The international sales agents representing the Cannes 2020 selections are registered with the Online Cannes Film Market. Many of these films are likely to be screened for buyers at the film market( sales agents will have the discretion to give access to buyers for viewing during the market).

Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch” and Pixar’s “Soul” are two of the biggest movies in the Official selections this year. These 56 films will be released in cinema theatres worldwide and will get screened in film festivals (Toronto, San Sebastian, Busan, New York) during this year.

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, the festival’s artistic director

Festive de Cannes didn’t differentiate films by Official Competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight Movies and announced the lineup by thematic category. There are films by Masters, first time filmmakers, Comedies, Documentaries and Animation. A record 2,067 features films were submitted or consideration for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival (1,845 films in 2019). Of the 56 films selected in the Cannes official Selections, 21 are French films. Of the 56 films, sixteen were made by women directors. Italian films, which used to be regular picks at Cannes did not get into Cannes curation. Four animation films found a place in the selection.

THE FAITHFUL

THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) 1h43
Production: INDIAN PAINTBRUSH PRODUCTIONS/AMERICAN EMPIRICAL PICTURES
International Sales: FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) 1h40
Production: MANDARIN
International Sales: PLAYTIME

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) 2h20
Production: KINO FILMS CO
Sales: PLAYTIME

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

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (Algeria/France) 1h30
Production: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS
International Sales: 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

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

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

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) 1h47
Production: WILLOW FILMS
International Sales: PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) 2h
Production: MOBY DICK FILMS
International Sales: ELLE DRIVER

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

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Sweden) 1h40
Production: LAVA FILMS
International Sales: NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

TEDDY by Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma (France) 1h28
Production: BAXTER FILMS
International Sales: WTFILMS

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) 2h05
Production: KORO FILMS

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) 2h
Production: SEE-SAW FILMS
International Sales: CROSS CITY FILMS

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) 1h40
Production: PARTIZAN FILMS
International Sales: BE FOR FILMS

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

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

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 SALES

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

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

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) 1h13
Production: AVENUE B PRODUCTIONS
International Sales: LUXBOX

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) 1h35
Production: 10:15 PRODUCTIONS
International Sales: KINOLOGY

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) 1h48
Production: CG CINEMA
International Sales: LES FILMS DU LOSANGE

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Fall) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) 1h40
Production: SISTER PRODUCTIONS
International Sales: INDIE SALES

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

9 JOURS À RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne (France)
Production: ALOEST FILMS

5 COMEDY FILMS

ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVÈNNES by Caroline Vignal (France) 1h35
Production: CHAPKA FILMS
International Sales: PLAYTIME

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) 1h30
Production: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) 1h40
Production: AGAT FILMS & CIE
International Sales: MK2 FILMS

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) 1st film
Production: TRESOR FILMS
International Sales: STUDIO CANAL

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) 1h27
Production: LES FILMS SUR MESURE
International Sales: CHARADES

A Still from Pixar’s SOUL by Pete Docter

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

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

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) 1h30
Production: PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS

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