Cannes Film Festival Reveals 2020 Lineup

Bill Murray in "The French Dispatch"

56 movies will receive the Cannes 2020 label as part of the festival’s Official Selection and among them are Pixar’s Soul, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, and Steve McQueen’s Mangrove and Lover’s Rock.

Cannes regulars such as Francois Ozon’s Summer 85, Naomi Kawase’s True Mothers, and Maiwenn’s DNA as well as Jonathan Nossiter’s Last Words, Im Sang-soo’s Event, and Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round are also part of the lineup.

These films were supposed to be part of the festival before it’s physical edition was canceled in April. Instead of the traditional press conference, the roster was announced on Wednesday evening by Cannes’ artistic director Thierry Fremaux and president Pierre Lescure during a TV interview that aired on Canal Plus, due to the coronavirus.

The Official Selection doesn’t include the usual categories of Competition, Un Certain Regard, and Out of Competition, and movies weren’t differentiated by section, but some were separated by thematic categories.

This year’s selection shows a bit more diversity than past years with many women directors as well as films from Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. Steve McQueen is one of only two black filmmakers among the 50 directors.

For a full list of the lineup continue reading below.

The Cannes 2020 Lineup:

The Faithful:

“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
Sales: Fox Searchlight International

“Summer 85,” François Ozon
Sales: Playtime

“True Mothers,” Naomi Kawase
Sales: Playtime

“Lovers Rock,” Steve McQueen
Sales: Turbine Studios Limited

“Mangrove,” Steve McQueen
Sales: Turbine Studios Limited

“Another Round,” Thomas Vinterberg
Sales: TrustNordisk

“ADN” (“DNA”), Maïwenn
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Last Words,” Jonathan Nossiter
Sales: The Party Films

“Heaven: To The Land of Happiness,” Im Sang-Soo
Sales: Finecut

“Forgotten we’ll be,” Fernando Trueba
Sales: Film Factory Entertainment

“Peninsula,” Yeon Sang-Ho
Sales: Contents Panda

“In The Dusk,” Sharunas Bartas
Sales: Luxbox

“Home Front,” Lucas Belvaux
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“The Real Thing,” Kôji Fukada
Sales: Nagoya TV

The Newcomers:

“Passion Simple,” Danielle Arbid
Sales: Pyramide International

“A Good Man,” Marie Castille Mention-Schaar
Sales: Pyramide International

“Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait,” Emmanuel Mouret
Sales: Elle Driver

“Squad,” Ayten Amin
Production: Vivid Reels

“Limbo,” Ben Sharrock
Sales: Protagonist

“Red Soil,” Farid Bentoumi
Sales: WTFILMS

“Sweat,” Magnus Von Horn
Sales: New Europe Film Sales

“Teddy,” Ludovic et Zoran Boukherma
Sales: WTFILMS

“February,” Kamen Kalev
Production: Koro Films

“Ammonite,” Francis Lee
Sales: Cross City Films

“Un Médecin de Nuit,” Elie Wajeman
Sales: Be For Films

“Enfant Terrible,” Oskar Roehler
Sales: Picture Tree International

“Nadia, Butterfly,” Pascal Plante
Sales: Wasabi Films

“Here We Are,” Nir Bergman
Sales: MK2 Films

An Omnibus Film:

“Septet: The Story of Hong Kong,” Ann Hui
Sales: Media Asia Distribution

The First Features:

“Failing,” Viggo Mortensen
Sales: Hanway Films

“Pleasure,” Ninja Thyberg
Sales: Versatile

“Slalom,” Charlène Favier
Sales: The Party Film Sales

“Memory House,” Joao Paulo Miranda Maria
Production: Manneki Films

“Broken Keys,” Jimmy Keyrouz
Production: Ezekiel

“Ibrahim,” Samir Guesmi
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Beginning,” Déa Kulumbegashvili
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Gagarine,” Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh
Sales: Totem Films

“16 Printemps,” Suzanne Lindon
Sales: Luxbox

“Vaurien,” Peter Dourountzis
Sales: Kinology

“Garcon Chiffon,” Nicolas Maury
Sales: Kinology

“Should the Wind Fall,” Nora Martirosyan
Sales: Indie Sales

John and The Hole,” Pascual Sisto
Production: Mutressa Movies

“Striding Into The Wind,” Wei Shujun
Production: Alibaba Pictures

“The Death of Cinema And My Father Too,” by Dani Rosenberg
Sales:: Films Boutique

Documentary Films:

“The Billion Road,” Dieudo Hamadi
Sales: Andana Films

“The Truffle Hunters,” Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw
Distribution: Sony Pictures Classics

“9 Jours à Raqqa,” Xavier de Lauzanne
Production: Aloest Films

Comedy Films:

“Antoinette Dans Les Cévennes,” Caroline Vignal
Sales: Playtime

“Les Deux Alfred,” Bruno Podalydès
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“The Big Hit,” Emmanuel Courcol
Sales: MK2 Films

“L’origine du monde,” Laurent Lafitte
Sales: Studiocanal

“Le discours,” Laurent Tirard
Sales: Charades

Animated Features:

“Earwig and the Witch,” Gorô Miyazaki
Sales: Wild Bunch International

“Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Sales: Cinephil

“Josep,” Aurel
Sales: Doc & Film International

“Soul,” Pete Docter
Distribution: The Walt Disney Company