Cannes 2021: discover the official selection

The 74th Cannes Film Festival will take place from July 6 to 17.

This article is updated as official announcements are made.

Thierry Frémaux and Pierre Lescure have just announced the selection for the 74th Cannes film festival. As usual, this one is divided into several categories: films in and out of competition, Un Certain Regard, Midnight Sessions and Special Sessions. As well as a little news: Cannes Première. Leos Carax’s new film, Annette, will open the festivities. We do not yet know the closing film.

The 2021 Cannes Film Festival will be held from July 6 to 17. It will be chaired by Spike Lee, the director of Do the Right Thing and Blackkklansman (who had signed up for the 2020 edition, but it could not take place), and it is Jodie Foster who will receive the Palme d’Or of honor of this new edition.

More info in our special Cannes file

Here is the detailed selection:

Films in competition:

Annette by Leos Carax
A hero by Asghar Farhadi
Everything went well by François Ozon
Tre Piani by Nanni Moretti
Titanium by Julia Ducournau
The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson
Red rocket by Sean Baker
Fever by Petrov by Kirill Serebrennikov
France by Bruno Dumont
Nitram by Justin Kurzel
Memoria by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Lingui by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
The Olympics by Jacques Audiard
The Unquiet by Joachim Lafosse
The divide by Catherine Corsini
Julie (in 12 chapters) by Joachim Trier
Compartment NO.6 by Juho Kuosmanen
High and loud by Nabil Ayouch
Ahed’s Knee by Nadav Lapid
Drive my Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Bergman Island by Mia Hansen-Love
Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven
My wife’s story Ildiko Enyedi
Flag Day by Sean Penn

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Films out of competition:

In his lifetime by Emmanuelle Bercot
Emergency Declaration by Han Jae-Rim
The Velvet Underground by Todd Haynes
Still water by Tom McCarthy
Aline by Valérie Lemercier
North Bac by Cédric Jimenez

Midnight Sessions:

Blood oranges by Jean-Christophe Meurisse

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Special sessions:
Babi Yar. Context by Serguei Loznitsa
The Year of the Everlasting Storm by Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Potras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul
H6 by Yé Yé (first film)
Black notebooks by Shlomi Elkabetz
The Mountain Sailor by Karim Aïnouz
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass by Oliver Stone

Cannes Premiere:
Evolution by Kornel Mundruczo
Deception by Arnaud Desplechin
Cow by Andrea Arnold
This music doesn’t play for anyone by Samuel Benchetrit
Mothering sunday by Eva Husson
Hug me tight by Mathieu Amalric
In Front of Your Face by Hong Sang-Soo
Val by Ting Poo and Leo Scott
Jane by Charlotte by Charlotte Gainsbourg (first film)

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In some perspective :
A world by Laura Wandel (first film)
The Innocents by Eskil Vogt
Civil by Teodora Ana Mihai (first film)
The Great Freedom by Sebastian Meise
After Yang by Kogonada
Commitment Hasan by Hasan Semith Kaplanoglu
Lamb by Valdimar Johanssson (first film)
Noche de Fuego by Tatiana Huezo
Good mother by Hafsia Herzi
Delo (House Arrest) by Alexey German Jr.
Blue bayou by Justin Chon
Moneyboys by CB Yi (first film)
Freda by Gessica Génus (first film)
Rehana Maryam Noor by Abdullah Mohammad Saad
And there was a morning by Eran Kolirin
Unclenching the Fists by Kira Kovalenko
Women Do Cry by Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova
Gaey Wa’r by Jiazuo Na (first film)

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