The Cannes Film Festival 2020

Cannes 2020

The show will go on! Sadly no physical festival is to take place in 2020, but 56 films were announced as Officially Selected on 3rd June 2020. 

The Cannes Film Festival was cancelled only once before, in 1939. And only one other festival didn't fully take place in 1968. In 2020, if the International Film Festival (the FIF as locals like to call it) wan't able to take place in its usual form, then it had to evolve...Therefore on 3rd June 2020 the line up for the 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival was announced with festival President Pierre Lescure and Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux listing the 56 films that made the cut for the 2020 Official Selection. Selected films will be branded with an official Cannes 2020 label. 

See below Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux discussing the 2020 festival and the French-language selection in an interview with the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni




THE FRENCH DISPATCH by Wes Anderson (USA) - 1h43

ÉTÉ 85 by François Ozon (France) - 1h40

ASA GA KURU (True Mothers) by Naomi Kawase (Japan) - 2h20

LOVERS ROCK by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 1h08

MANGROVE by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom) - 2h04

DRUK (Another Round) by Thomas Vinterberg - (Danemark) - 1h55

ADN (DNA) by Maïwenn (France / Algeria) - 1h30 

LAST WORDS by Jonathan Nossiter (USA) - 2h06

HEAVEN: TO THE LAND OF HAPPINESS by IM Sang-Soo (South Korea) - 1h40

EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS (Forgotten we'll be) by Fernando Trueba (Spain) - 2h16

PENINSULA by YEON Sang-Ho (South Korea) - 1h54

IN THE DUSK (Au crépuscule) by Sharunas BARTAS (Lituania) - 2h06

DES HOMMES (Home Front) by Lucas BELVAUX - (Belgium) - 1h40

THE REAL THING by Kôji Fukada (Japan) - 3h48



PASSION SIMPLE by Danielle Arbid (Lebanon) - 1h36

A GOOD MAN by Marie Castille Mention-Schaar (France) - 1h47

LES CHOSES QU’ON DIT, LES CHOSES QU’ON FAIT by Emmanuel Mouret (France) - 2h

SOUAD by Ayten Amin (Egypt) - 1h30

LIMBO by Ben Sharrock (United Kingdom) - 1h53

ROUGE (Red Soil) by Farid Bentoumi (France) - 1h26

SWEAT by Magnus Von Horn (Poland) - 1h40

TEDDY by Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma (France) - 1h28

FEBRUARY (Février) by Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria) - 2h05

AMMONITE by Francis Lee (United Kingdom) - 2h

UN MÉDECIN DE NUIT by Elie Wajeman (France) - 1h40

ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Germany) - 2h14

NADIA, BUTTERFLY by Pascal Plante (Canada) - 1h46

HERE WE ARE by Nir Bergman (Israel) - 1h34



SEPTET: THE STORY OF HONG KONG by Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping et Patrick Tam (Hong Kong) - 1h53



FALLING by Viggo Mortensen (USA) - 1h52

PLEASURE by Ninja Thyberg (Sweden) - 1h45

SLALOM by Charlène Favier (France) - 1h32

CASA DE ANTIGUIDADES (Memory House) by Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil) - 1h27

BROKEN KEYS (Fausse note) by Jimmy Keyrouz (Lebanon) - 1h30

IBRAHIM by Samir Guesmi (France) - 1h20

BEGINNING (Au commencement) by Dea Kulumbegashvili (Georgia) - 2h

GAGARINE by Fanny Liatard et Jérémy Trouilh (France) - 1h35

16 PRINTEMPS by Suzanne Lindon (France) - 1h13

VAURIEN by Peter Dourountzis (France) - 1h35

GARÇON CHIFFON by Nicolas Maury (France) - 1h48

SI LE VENT TOMBE (Should the Wind Drop) by Nora Martirosyan (Armenia) - 1h40 - Copresented with l'ACID

JOHN AND THE HOLE by Pascual Sisto (Spain) - 1h38

STRIDING INTO THE WIND (Courir au gré du vent) by WEI Shujun (China) - 2h36

THE DEATH OF CINEMA AND MY FATHER TOO (La Mort du cinéma et de mon père aussi) by Dani Rosenberg (Israel) - 1h40



EN ROUTE POUR LE MILLIARD (Downstream to Kinshasa) by Dieudo Hamadi - (Democratic Republic of Congo) - 1h30

THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS by Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw (USA) - 1h24

9 JOURS A RAQQA by Xavier de Lauzanne - (France) - 1h30



ANTOINETTE DANS LES CÉVENNES by Caroline Vignal (France) - 1h35

LES DEUX ALFRED by Bruno Podalydès (France) - 1h30

UN TRIOMPHE (The big hit) by Emmanuel Courcol (France) - 1h40

L’ORIGINE DU MONDE by Laurent Lafitte (France) - 1st film

LE DISCOURS by Laurent Tirard (France) - 1h27 



AYA TO MAJO (Earwig and the Witch) by Gorô Miyazaki (Japan) - 1h22

FLEE by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark) - 1h30

JOSEP by Aurel (France) - 1h20 - 1st film

SOUL by Pete Docter (USA) - 1h30



Of the 56 films selected this year Frémaux notes that there is a “wider selection” of nationalities this year, but also a particularly large contingent of French films: “Alongside countries always well represented on the Croisette (USA, South Korea, Japan, UK), as well as rare or new territories (Bulgaria, Georgia, Congo), the 2020 crop distinguishes itself by a strong French selection. Each year, Cannes presents between 10 and 15 French films. This year we have 21 French films, 5 more than in 2017, 11 more than in 2018 and 8 more than in 2019….among these 21 French films, where a new generation of actors explodes, 8 are directed by women, that is 38% of the total and 9 are first films (42%), two figures pointing to the future.”

Read more and watch the official announcement video in full at