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Cannes Film Festival Announces 2021 Lineup

It’s springtime again and that means that the Cannes Film Festival is coming back. The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the annual festival from commencing back in 2020 and it’s not stopping it from happening this year either.

Today, Cannes president Pierre Lescure has unveiled the complete list of films that will premiere at the 74th annual ceremony that will commence in-person running from July 6-17. At the doors of the festival, attendees will be subject to a health pass check to ensure the safety and health of all visitors.

Below is a complete list of the official selection of films that will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this July.

Opening Night Film
Annette, Leos Carax (also in Competition)

Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid
Annette, Leos Carax
Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven
Bergman Island, Mia Hansen-Løve
Casablanca Beats, Nabil Ayouch
Compartment No. 6, Juho Kuosmanen
Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
Everything Went Fine, Francois Ozon
The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson
A Hero, Asghar Farhadi
La fracture, Catherine Corsini
Lingui, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Nitram, Justin Kurzel
Paris, 13th District, Jacques Audiard
Par un Demi Clair Matin, Bruno Dumont
Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov
Red Rocket, Sean Baker
The Restless, Joachim Lafosse
The Story of My Wife, Ildikó Enyedi
Three Floors, Nanni Moretti
Titane, Julia Ducournau
The Worst Person in the World, Joachim Trier
Flag Day, Sean Penn

Un Certain Regard
After Yang, Kogonada
Blue Bayou, Justin Chon
Bonne Mère, Hafsia Herzi
Commitment Hasan, Hasan Semih
Freda, Gessica Généus
House Arrest OR Delo, Alexey German Jr.
The Innocents, Eskil Vogt
Lamb, Valdimar Jóhansson
Moneyboys, B.C Yi
Noche de Fuego, Tatiana Huezo
Un Monde, Laura Wandel
Women Do Cry, Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
La Civil, Teodora Ana Mihai
Unclenching the Fists, Kira Kovalenko
Let Their Be Morning, Eran Kolirin
Rehana Maryam Noor, Abdullah Mohammad Saad

Cannes Premiere
Evolution, Kornel Mundruczo
Cow, Andrea Arnold
Deception OR Tromperie, Arnaud Desplechin
Hold Me Tight, Mathieu Almaric
In Front of Your Face, Hong Sang-soo
Love Songs for Tough Guys, Samuel Benchetrit
Mothering Sunday, Eva Husson
Val, Ting Poo and Leo Scott

Out of Competition
Aline, the Voice of Love, Valerie Lemercier
Babi Yar. Context, Sergei Loznitsa
Bac Nord, Cédric Jimenez
Emergency Declaration, Han Jae-Rim
In His Lifetime OR “De son vivant, Emmanuelle Bercot
Stillwater, Tom McCarthy
The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes

Special Screenings
Black Notebooks, Shlomi Elkabetz
H6, Yé Yé
Jane by Charlotte, Charlotte Gainsbourg
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, Oliver Stone
Mariner of the Mountains, Karim Aïnouz
Baby Yar. Context, Sergei Loznitsa
The Year of the Everlasting Storm, Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayar, David Lowery, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Midnight Screenings
Bloody Oranges, Jean-Christophe Meurisse


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Written by Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and has been writing about film for several years across various different publications. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking have been his number one passion. When hes

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