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The Cannes Film Festival may have been officially canceled due to COVID-19, and the organisers have opted to forgo any potential ‘digital festival’ model.


Instead, they’ve opted to do something a little different – they’re releasing a list of the 56 films that make up its 2020 ‘Official Selections’. Effectively these are the films that would have been selected to play at this year’s festival.

The 56 films selected, chosen out of a potential pool of 2,067 features that were submitted, include Wes Anderson’s highly anticipated “The French Dispatch,” Sang-ho Yeon’s “Train to Busan” sequel “Peninsula,” and Pixar’s music-themed “Soul”.

There’s also the period lesbian drama “Ammonite” from “God’s Own Country” helmer Francis Lee, Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut “Falling,” and Steve McQueen’s dual film project “Mangrove” and “Lover’s Rock”.

The Faithful
“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
“Summer 85,” François Ozon
“True Mothers,” Naomi Kawase
“Lovers Rock,” Steve McQueen
“Mangrove,” Steve McQueen
“Another Round,” Thomas Vinterberg
“ADN” (“DNA”), Maïwenn
“Last Words,” Jonathan Nossiter
“Heaven: To The Land of Happiness,” Im Sang-Soo
“Forgotten we’ll be,” Fernando Trueba
“Peninsula,” Yeon Sang-Ho
“In The Dusk,” Sharunas Bartas
“Home Front,” Lucas Belvaux
“The Real Thing,” Kôji Fukada

The Newcomers
“Passion Simple,” Danielle Arbid
“A Good Man,” Marie Castille Mention-Schaar
“Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait,” Emmanuel Mouret
“Squad,” Ayten Amin
“Limbo,” Ben Sharrock
“Red Soil,” Farid Bentoumi
“Sweat,” Magnus Von Horn
“Teddy,” Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma
“February,” Kamen Kalev
“Ammonite,” Francis Lee
“Un Médecin de Nuit,” Elie Wajeman
“Enfant Terrible,” Oskar Roehler
“Nadia, Butterfly,” Pascal Plante
“Here We Are,” Nir Bergman

An Omnibus Film
“Septet: The Story of Hong Kong,” Ann Hui

The First Features
“Falling,” Viggo Mortensen
“Pleasure,” Ninja Thyberg
“Slalom,” Charlène Favier
“Memory House,” Joao Paulo Miranda Maria
“Broken Keys,” Jimmy Keyrouz
“Ibrahim,” Samir Guesmi
“Beginning,” Déa Kulumbegashvili
“Gagarine,” Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh
“16 Printemps,” Suzanne Lindon
“Vaurien,” Peter Dourountzis
“Garcon Chiffon,” Nicolas Maury
“Should the Wind Fall,” Nora Martirosyan
“John and The Hole,” Pascual Sisto
“Striding Into The Wind,” Wei Shujun
“The Death of Cinema And My Father Too,” by Dani Rosenberg

Three Documentary films
“The Billion Road,” Dieudo Hamadi
“The Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
“9 Jours a Raqqa,” Xavier de Lauzanne

Five Comedy Films
“Antoinette Dans Les Cévennes,” Caroline Vignal
“Les Deux Alfred,” Bruno Podalydès
“The Big Hit,” Emmanuel Courcol
“L’origine du monde,” Laurent Lafitte
“Le discours,” Laurent Tirard

Four Animated Features
“Earwig and the Witch,” Gorô Miyazaki
“Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen
“Josep,” Aurel
“Soul,” Pete Docter

None of these films will screen or take part in any Cannes competition – rather this is more for marketing purposes and for film fans who want to know what might have been.

Source: Cannes
 
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