Cannes Film Festival Announces 2020 Official Lineup

Wes Anderson, François Ozon, Maïwenn, Thomas Vinterberg, Im Sang-soo, Naomi Kawase and Steve McQueen are just some of the names we will see this year under Cannes label

The Cannes Film Festival has announced its special 2020 Official Selection.

Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed the line-up at a press conference in Paris last night, held without journalists this year. 


Films with the official Cannes 2020 label set for a theatrical release before spring 2021 will receive additional support from the Festival when theatres reopen. Films that were predicted to play at the festival and not included in the Cannes 2020 Official Selection—including Leos Carax's Annette, Mia Hansen-Løve's Bergman Island, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Memoria—may premiere elsewhere, while, as previously announced, Paul Verhoeven's Benedetta has delayed its premiere to summer 2021.


The 56-strong line-up won’t be divided up into its usual categories of Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings or Special Screenings. It includes 15 first films.


Official Selection 2020


  • The Summer of 85, François Ozon
  • Mangrove, Steve McQueen
  • Lovers Rock, Steve McQueen
  • The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson
  • True Mothers, Naomi Kawase
  • Drunk, Thomas Vinterberg
  • Last Words, Jonathan Nossiter
  • DNA, Maïwenn 
  • Peninsula, Yeon Sang-ho
  • El Olvido Que SeremosFernando Trueba 
  • Des Hommes, Lucas Belvaux 
  • The Real Thing, Koji Fukada
  • Passion Simple, Danielle Arbid
  • Good Man, Marie-Castille Mention Schaar
  • Les Choses Qu’on Dit, Les Choses Qu’on Fait, Emmanuel Mouret
  • John And The Hole, Pascual Sisto
  • Limbo, Ben Sharrock
  • Here We Are, Nir Bergman
  • Rouge, Farid Bentoumi
  • Sweat - Magnus von Horn
  • Teddy - Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma
  • February, Kamen Kalev
  • Ammonite, Francis Lee
  • Médecin De Nuit, Elie Wajeman
  • Enfant Terrible - Oskar Roehler
  • Nadia, Butterfly - Pascal Plante 
  • Eight And A Half - Ann Hui, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ringo Lam, Patrick Tam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui, John Woo, Woo-Ping Yuen
  • Falling, Viggo Mortensen
  • Pleasure, Ninja Thyberg
  • Slalom, Charlène Favier
  • Casa De Antiguidades, João Paulo Miranda Maria
  • Broken Keys, Jimmy Keyrouz
  • Ibrahim, Samuel Guesmi
  • Untitled, Daniel Rosenberg
  • Gagarine - Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
  • 16 Printemps, Suzanne Lindon
  • Vaurien, Peter Dourountzis
  • Garçon Chiffon, Nicolas Maury
  • Si Le Vent Tombe, Nora Martirosyan
  • On The Way To The Billion, Dieudo Hamadi
  • The Truffle Hunters, Gregory Kershaw, Michael Dweck
  • 9 Jours À Raqqa, Xavier De Lauzanne
  • Cévennes, Caroline Vignal
  • French Tech, Bruno Podalydès
  • Un Triomphe, Emmanuel Courcol
  • Le Discours, Laurent Tirard
  • L’origine Du Monde, Laurent Lafitte
  • Aya And The Witch, Goro Miyazaki
  • Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen
  • Soul, Pete Docter, Kemp Powers