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Cannes 2021 Official Lineup

by Diego Andaluz
The logo of the 2021 Cannes film festival on a film slate.

Arguably the most important film event of the summer, the 74th Cannes Film Festival returns after a year long hiatus and numerous delays with a newfound reputation as a trailblazer. With many festivals choosing to launch as an in-person/virtual hybrid or with some even going fully virtual, Cannes has held strong as an event committed to the theatrical experience no matter what obstacles arise. With the highly anticipated announcement of the lineup finally here, read on to see which films have been officially selected for the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes director Thierry Frémaux, during the live announcement of 2021’s official selection, stated “cinema is not dead” and that the reopening of theaters has been the best thing to happen recently. Frémaux then went on to say that the 2021 Cannes Film Festival is the next best thing to happen to the world of cinema, this year. More films are sure to be added, with the festival director himself teasing that a “planetary blockbuster” addition is still on the way. Stay tuned here on DiscussingFilm as we cover more of Cannes 2021!

In Competition

UN HÉROS (A Hero), Asghar Farhadi
TOUT S’EST BIEN PASSÉ, François Ozon
TRE PIANI, Nanni Moretti
TITANE, Julia Ducournau
THE FRENCH DISPATCH, Wes Anderson
RED ROCKET, Sean Baker
PETROV’S FLU, Kirill Serebrennikov
PAR UN DEMI CLAIR MATIN, Bruno Dumont
NITRAM, Justin Kurzel
MEMORIA, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
LINGUI, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
LES OLYMPIADES (Paris 13th District), Jacques Audiard
LES INTRANQUILLES (The restless), Joachim Lafosse
LA FRACTURE, Catherine Corsini
JULIE (EN 12 CHAPITRES) (The worst person in the world), Joachim Trier
HYTTI NRO 6 (Compartment NO.6), Juho Kuosmanen
HAUT ET FORT (Casablanca beats), Nabil Ayouch
HA’BERECH (Le genou d’Ahed / Ahed’s knee), Nadav Lapid
DRIVE MY CAR, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
BERGMAN ISLAND, Mia Hansen-Love
BENEDETTA, Paul Verhoeven
A FELESÉGEM TÖRTÉNETE (The story of my wife), Ildikó Enyedi
ANNETTE, Leos Carax (Opening film)
FLAG DAY, Sean Penn

Out of Competition

DE SON VIVANT, Emmanuelle Bercot
EMERGENCY DECLARATION, Han Jae-Rim
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, Todd Haynes
STILLWATER, Tom McCarthy
ALINE (Aline, the voice of love), Valérie Lemercier
BAC NORD, Cédric Jimenez

Special Screenings

H6, Yé Yé
CAHIERS NOIRS (Black notebooks), Shlomi Elkabetz
O MARINHEIRO DAS MONTANHAS (Mariner of the mountains), Karim Ainouz
JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Oliver Stone
JANE PAR CHARLOTTE, Charlotte Gainsbourg
THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM, Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul
BABI YAR. CONTEXTE (Babi Yar. Context), Sergei Loznitsa

Midnight Screenings

ORANGES SANGUINES (Bloody oranges), Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Un Certain Regard

THE INNOCENTS, Eskil Vogt
AFTER YANG, Kogonada
COMMITMENT HASAN, Hasan Semih Kaplanoglu
LAMB, Valdimar Johansson
NOCHE DE FUEGO, Tatiana Huezo
BONNE MÈRE, Hafsia Herzi
DELO (House arrest), Alexey German Jr.
BLUE BAYOU, Justin Chon
MONEYBOYS, C.B Yi
FREDA, Gessica Geneus
UN MONDE, Laura Wandel
WOMEN DO CRY, Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
LA CIVIL, Teodora Ana Mihai
UNCLENCHING THE FISTS, Kira Kovalenko
ET IL Y EUT UN MATIN (Let there be morning), Eran Kolirin
REHANA MARYAM NOOR, Abdullah Mohammad Saad

Cannes Premiere

EVOLUTION, Kornél Mundruczo
TROMPERIE (Deception), Arnaud Desplechin
COW, Andrea Arnold
CETTE MUSIQUE NE JOUE POUR PERSONNE (Love songs for tough guys), Samuel Benchetrit
MOTHERING SUNDAY, Eva Husson
SERRE-MOI FORT (Hold me tight), Mathieu Amalric
IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE, Hong Sang-Soo
VAL, Ting Poo and Leo Scott

Check out more of our festival coverage here!

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