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Cannes Film Festival 2020

The 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival was planned to occur from 12 to 23 May 2020. On 13 January 2020, Spike Lee was named as the leader of the jury. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in France, celebration the board reported on 14 April 2020 that the celebration couldn’t be held in its "unique structure", with elective methods for watching the celebration being investigated.

Prior, celebration the board thought about holding the celebration in June or July, after not dropping the event. In mid-March, the celebration’s fundamental setting, the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière, was changed over into a brief destitute shelter. In May 2020, it was reported that no physical release of the celebration would take place, but an amended Official Selection of movies was affirmed on 3 June 2020. Before declaring the rundown of movies from the authority selection, Thierry Frémaux the executive of the Cannes Film Festival, said in a meeting that he was conversing with Spike Lee and furthermore was wanting to have him as President of the Jury on the 2021 version. He likewise affirmed that Lee’s film Da 5 Bloods was expected to be the arrival of Netflix to honorary pathway in the Out of Competition class

LocationCannes, France
AwardsPalme d’Or
Festival dateTBC

Official selection

The Official Selection has been partitioned in sub-classes, as chiefs or sorts, not as contenders.

The Faithful (or at least selected once before)

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
The French DispatchWes AndersonUnited States, Germany
Summer of 85Été 85François OzonFrance
True MothersAsa ga KuruNaomi KawaseJapan
Lovers RockSteve McQueenUnited Kingdom
MangroveSteve McQueenUnited Kingdom
Another RoundDrukThomas VinterbergDenmark
Last WordsJonathan NossiterUnited States
Heaven: To the Land of HappinessIm Sang-sooSouth Korea
Forgotten We’ll BeEl Olvido que SeremosFernando TruebaColombia
PeninsulaBandoYeon Sang-hoSouth Korea
In the DuskSutemoseŠarūnas BartasLithuania, France, Serbia, Czech Republic, Latvia
Home FrontDes hommesLucas BelvauxFrance, Belgium
The Real ThingHonki no ShirushiKōji FukadaJapan

The Newcomers

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
Simple PassionPassion simpleDanielle ArbidFrance, Belgium
A Good ManMarie-Castille Mention-SchaarFrance, Belgium
Love AffairsLes Choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on faitEmmanuel MouretFrance
SouadAyten AminEgypt
LimboBen SharrockUnited Kingdom
Red SoilRougeFarid BentoumiFrance, Belgium
SweatMagnus von HornSweden, Poland
FebruaryFévrierKamen KalevBulgaria, France
AmmoniteFrancis LeeUnited Kingdom, Australia
Un médecin de nuitElie WajemanFrance
Enfant TerribleOskar RoehlerGermany
Nadia, ButterflyPascal PlanteCanada
Here We AreNir BergmanIsrael, Italy

Omnibus Film

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
Septet: The Story of Hong Kong七人樂隊Sammo Hung, Ann Hui, Patrick Tam, Yuen Woo-ping, Johnnie To, Ringo Lam, Tsui HarkHong Kong

The First Features

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
FallingViggo MortensenUnited States, United Kingdom, Canada
PleasureNinja ThybergSweden, Netherlands, France
SlalomCharlène FavierFrance
Memory HouseCasa de AntiguidadesJoão Paulo Miranda MariaBrasil, France
Broken KeysJimmy KeyrouzLebanon, United States, France, Cyprus
IbrahimSamir GuesmiFrance
BeginningDea KulumbegashviliGeorgia
GagarineFanny Liatard, Jérémy TrouilhFrance
VaurienPeter DourountzisFrance
Garçon chiffonNicolas MauryFrance
Should the Wind Fall (Presented with the ACID parallel section)Si le vent tombeNora MartirosyanFrance, Belgium, Armenia
John and the HolePascual SistoUnited States
Spring Blossom16 printempsSuzanne LindonFrance
Striding into the WindYe Ma Fen ZongWei ShujunChina
The Death of Cinema and my Father TooDani RosenbergIsrael

Documentary Films

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
The Billion RoadEn route pour le millionDieudo HamadiCongo, Belgium, France
The Truffle HuntersMichael Dweck, Gregory KershawUnited States, Italy, Greece
9 Jours à RaqqaXavier de LauzanneFrance

Comedy Films

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
The SpeechLe DiscoursLaurent TirardFrance
The Big HitUn triompheEmmanuel CourcolFrance
My Donkey, My Lover & IAntoinette dans les CévènnesCaroline VignalFrance
L’Origine du monde (First feature film)Laurent LafitteFrance
French TechLes deux AlfredBruno PodalydèsFrance

Animated Films

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
Earwig and the WitchAya to MajoGorō MiyazakiJapan
FleeJonas Poher RasmussenDenmark, France, Sweden, Norway
Josep (First feature film)AurelFrance
SoulPete DocterUnited States

Parallel sections

International Critics’ Week

The accompanying movies have gotten an extraordinary and authority name, conveyed by the International Critics’ Week.


English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
After LoveAleem KhanUnited Kingdom, France
Gold for DogsDe l’or pour les chiensAnna Cazenave CambetFrance
The SwarmLa NuéeJust PhilippotFrance
Skies of LebanonSous le ciel d’AliceChloé MazloFrance
BeastsLa Terre des hommesNaël MarandinFrance

Short films

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
August 22, This YearGraham FoyCanada
Towards EveningAxşama doğruTeymur HajiyevAzerbaijan
DustinNaïla GuiguetFrance
ForeignerForasteraLucía Aleñar IglesiasSpain
Good Thanks, You?Molly Manning WalkerUnited Kingdom
Humongous!とてつもなく大きなAya KazawoeJapan
MaalbeekIsmaël Joffroy ChandoutisFrance
Marlon BrandoVincent TilanusNetherlands
MenarcheMenarcaLillah HallaBrasil
White GoldfishJan Roossens, Raf RoossensBelgium

Directors’ Fortnight

The Director’s Fortnight decided not to organize any selection, nor label.


The accompanying movies have gotten an exceptional and authority name, conveyed by the ACID (Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema).

English titleOriginal titleDirector(s)Production country
CoalesceLes affluentsJessé MiceliCambodia, France
Tightrope WalkersFunambulesIlan KlipperFrance
The Seeds We SowLes Graines que l’on sèmeNathan NicholovitchFrance
Il Mio CorpoMichele PennettaSwitzerland, Italy
The Last HillbillyDiane Sara Bouzgarrou, Thomas JenkoeFrance, Qatar
Far From You I GrewLoin de vous j’ai grandiMarie DumoraFrance
Should the Wind Fall (Presented with Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection)Si le vent tombeNora MartirosyanFrance, Belgium, Armenia
Last Days of SpringLa Última PrimaveraIsabel LambertiNetherlands, Spain
WaldenBojena HorackovaFrance, Lithuania

The ACID Trip #4 program, which ought to have been devoted to youthful Chilean film, has been deferred to the following version, in 2021

The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival commenced from 17 to 28 May 2017.

The 70th yearly Cannes Film Festival occurred from 17 to 28 May 2017, in Cannes, France. Spanish film chief and screenwriter Pedro Almodóvar was the President of the Jury for the celebration and Italian performer Monica Bellucci facilitated the opening and shutting functions. Ismael’s Ghosts, coordinated by French executive Arnaud Desplechin, was the opening film for the celebration.

The celebration praised its 70th commemoration. In late March 2017, the official blurb of the celebration was uncovered highlighting Italian performer Claudia Cardinale. The performing artist reacted, “‘I am respected and pleased to be flying the banner for the 70th Festival de Cannes, and charmed with this decision of photograph. It’s simply the picture I have of the Festival, of an occasion that lights up everything around … Happy commemoration!

The Palme d’Or was granted to the Swedish film The Square coordinated by Ruben Östlund, which additionally filled in as the end night film of the celebration


The Italian and German rightist administrations meddled in the choice of movies in late 1930s. Afterward, the French Minister of National Education selected to dispatch a global film celebration in France. Philippe Erlanger, the British, and the Americans bolstered this proposition. In spite of the fact that numerous towns were proposed as hopefuls, Cannes was praised the film celebration. Subsequently, Le Festival International de Cannes appeared.

  • In June 1939, Louis Lumière was chosen as the leader of the main celebration. The celebration was led from 1 to 30th September, 1939.
  • After World War II, the celebration restarted in the old Casino of Cannes in 1946. The French Foreign Affairs Ministry and the City of Cannes supported the celebration. The main Cannes Festival was a major achievement.
  • In 1947, the celebration was facilitated again as the Festival du film de Cannes in which just sixteen nations took an interest.
  • In 1948 and 1950, this celebration was not held on account of money related issues.
  • In 1951, the Cannes Festival moved to spring; and the Mostra proceeded in harvest time.
  • In 1962, the ‘French Union of Film Critics’ propelled the ‘Global Critics’ Week’ as the principal parallel area of the Cannes Film Festival.
  • The 1968 celebration was renounced on nineteenth May, 1968, in light of the fact that, a few chiefs pulled back from the challenge.
  • The Director’s Fortnight was established by Pierre-Henri Deleau in 1969.
  • In the 1970s, some essential changes occurred in the Festival.
  • In 1972, Robert Favre Le Bret was chosen the new President; and Maurice Bessy the Managing Director.
  • In 1978, Gilles Jacob was chosen to the President’s Position, and built up the Caméra d’Or grant and the Un Certain Regard area.
  • In 1984, the President of the Festival was Pierre Viot.
  • By 1995, the President, Gilles Jacob shaped la Cinéfondation.
  • The Cinéfondation finished in 2000 with La Résidence, and the President was Gilles Jacob in 2000.
  • The celebration was formally renamed as “Celebration de Cannes” in 2002.
  • The Cinéfondation finished in 2005 with L’Atelier.


The Cannes Film Festival programs are organized into different segments:

The Official Selection – The significant occasions of the celebration are given beneath:

  • In Competition
  • Un-Certain Regard
  • Out of Competition
  • Exceptional Screenings
  • Cinéfondation.
  • Short Films

Parallel Sections – The non-aggressive projects which are offered to find different components of film.

  • Cannes Classics
  • Tous les Cinémas du Monde
  • Caméra d’Or
  • Cinéma de la Plage

Other Sections – Created by outside relationship in the Cannes Festival.

  • Chiefs’ Fortnight
  • Worldwide Critics’ Week


  • ‘Marché du Film’ is the greatest and busiest motion picture market of the world.
  • “Masterclasses” acquaints world well known producers with the general population.
  • “Tributes” respects overall well known specialists who have showed up with the Festival Trophee.
  • ‘Makers Network’ is allowed to create overall co-preparations.
  • In 2007, Canes Film Festival had its ’60th Anniversary’.


Main competition

Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish film director and screenwriter (President)
Maren Ade, German film director
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Park Chan-wook, South Korean film director
Jessica Chastain, American actress and producer
Agnès Jaoui, French actress and film director
Will Smith, American actor and producer
Paolo Sorrentino, Italian film director
Gabriel Yared, French-Lebanese composer

Un Certain Regard

Uma Thurman, American actress (President)
Mohamed Diab, Egyptian film director
Reda Kateb, French actor
Joachim Lafosse, Belgian film director
Karel Och, Czech artistic director of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Cinéfondation and short films

Cristian Mungiu, Romanian film director (President)
Clotilde Hesme, French actress
Barry Jenkins, American film director
Eric Khoo, Singaporean film director
Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greek film director

Caméra d’or

Sandrine Kiberlain, French actress (President)
Patrick Blossier, French cinematographer
Elodie Bouchez, French actress
Guillaume Brac, French film director
Thibault Carterot, French President of M141 Productions
Fabien Gaffez, French film critic
Michel Merkt, French film producer

International Critics’ Week

Kleber Mendonça Filho, Brazilian film director (President)
Diana Bustamante Escobar, Colombian film producer and artistic director of FICCI
Eric Kohn, American film critic
Hania Mroué, Lebanese director of Metropolis Cinema
Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

L’Œil d’or

Sandrine Bonnaire, French actress and film director (President)
Lorenzo Codelli, Italian film critic
Dror Moreh, Israeli film director
Thom Powers, American programmer and festival director
Lucy Walker, British film director

Queer Palm

Travis Mathews, American film director (President)
Yair Hochner, Israeli film director / founder and artistic director of TLVFest
Paz Lazaro, Spanish film programmer
Lidia Leber Terki, French film director
Didier Roth-Bettoni, French journalist and film historian

Cannes Film Festival Related Topics

Cannes Film Festival Awards 2017
Cannes Film Festival Winners 2017