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Cannes 2021: the full line-up is announced

Wes Anderson, Sean Penn and a record number of female filmmakers

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

After a Cannes-less 2020, the film world’s blue-riband film festival is back in a big way this summer. The freshly announced line-up provides all the auteur-y goodness you’d expect, with new films from Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Mia Hansen-Love, Jacques Audiard and Hong Sang-soo, as well as a debut feature from Charlotte Gainsbourg.

The festival has moved from its regular May slot and will instead run from July 6 to 17, with smaller-than-normal crowds and much less glad-handing than normal.

Jodie Foster will be awarded an honorary Palme d’Or this year. As for the Palme d’Or itself, expect local heroes like Leos Carax, Bruno Dumont and François Ozon to pop up in the Croisette chatter, alongside previous winners Nanni Moretti, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Jacques Audiard.

This year’s line-up also features a record number of female filmmakers, with Hansen-Love, Andrea Arnold, Eva Husson and Catherine Corsini among those premiering new films.

‘Cinema is not dead,’ says the festival’s artistic director Thierry Frémaux, ‘and the return of audiences to movie theatres around the world was the first good news. The festival will be the second good news.’

The full line-up:

In competition
Annette (dir. Leos Carax)
Tre Piani (dir. Nanni Moretti)
Tout S’est Bien Passé (dir. François Ozon)
A Hero (dir. Asghar Farhadi)
Titane (dir. Julia Ducournau)
The French Dispatch (dir. Wes Anderson)
Red Rocket (dir. Sean Baker)
Petrov’s Flu (dir. Kirill Serebrennikov)
Par Un Demi Clair Matin (dir. Bruno Dumont)
Nitram (dir. Justin Kurzel)
Memoria (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
Lingui (dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun)
Paris, 13th District (dir. Jacques Audiard)
The Restless (dir. Joachim Lafosse)
La Fracture (dir. Catherine Corsini)
Casablanca Beats (dir. Nabil Ayouch)
The Worst Person in the World (dir. Joachim Trier)
Compartment No. 6 (dir. Juho Kuosmanen)
Ahed’s Knee (dir. Nadav Lapid)
Drive My Car (dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
Bergman Island (dir. Mia Hansen-Love)
Benedetta (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
The Story of My Wife (dir. Ildikó Enyedi)
Flag Day (dir. Sean Penn)

Out of Competition
Aline, The Voice Of Love (dir. Valérie Lemercier)
Stillwater (dir. Tom McCarthy)
The Velvet Underground (dir. Todd Haynes)
Emergency Declaration (dir. Han Jae-Rim)
De Son Vivant (dir. Emmanuelle Bercot)
Bac Nord (dir. Cédric Jimenez)
Babi Yar (dir. Sergei Loznitsa)

Cannes Premiere
Love Songs For Tough Guys (dir. Samuel Benchetrit)
Cow (dir. Andrea Arnold)
Deception (dir. Arnaud Desplechin)
Evolution (dir. Kornél Mundruczo)
In Front of Your Face (dir. Hong Sang-soo)
Hold Me Tight (dir. Mathieu Amalric)
Mothering Sunday (dir. Eva Husson)

Midnight Screening
Bloody Oranges (dir. Jean-Christophe Meurisse)

Special screenings
H6 (dir. Yé Yé)
Black Notebooks (dir. Shlomi Elkabetz)
Mariner of the Mountains (dir. Karim Aïnouz)
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass (dir. Oliver Stone)
Jane Par Charlotte (dir. Charlotte Gainsbourg)

Un Certain Regard
The Innocents (dir. Eskil Vogt)
After Yang (dir. Kogonada)
Lamb (dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson)
Noche De Fuego (dir. Tatiana Huezo)
Bonne Mère (dir. Hafsia Herzi)
Blue Bayou (dir. Justin Chon)
Moneyboys (dir. C.B Yi)
Freda (dir. Gessica Généus)
Un Monde (dir. Laura Wandel)
Commitment Hasan (dir. Hasan Semih)
House Arrest (dir. Alexey German Jr)

Head to the official Cannes site for all the programme details and other info.

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