By José Alberto Hermosillo
The Pandemic severely affected the film festival circuit around the world. Cannes 2020 was not the exception. The organizers postponed and pushed the deadline to the limit - selecting more films, combining sections, and adapting the festival to the limitations of not having the stars and attendees physically.
In March, the festival directors announced they will postpone until July 2020. On early June, they unveiled the list with new categories suitable to this year's competition. Spike Lee is being asked to be the Jury Foreman for 2021.
Having the festival this year is challenging, but the essential goal is to not let the dreams of the filmmakers, actors, producers, and distributors fade.
On this occasion, the glamorous Mediterranean event is limited to virtual and online screenings and webinars.
The presidents of the festival, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux, announced the list of films of the official selections that will be part of Cannes 2020.
True Mothers, Naomi Kawase
Lover’s Rock, Steve McQueen
Mangrove, Steve McQueen
Love Affairs (Les choses qu’on dit, les choses qu’on fait), Emmanuel Mouret
Souad, Ayten Amin
Limbo, Ben Sharrock
Red Soil (Rouge), Farid Bentoumi
Sweat, Magnus Von Horn (Sweden)
February (Février), Kamen Kalev
Ammonite, Francis Lee
Un médecin de nuit, Elie Wajeman
Enfant terrible, Oskar Roehler
Nadia, Butterfly, Pascal Plante
Septet: The Story of Hong Kong, Ann Hui, Johnnie TO, Tsui Hark, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-Ping y Patrick Tam
Slalom, Charlène Favier
Memory House (Casa de antiguedades), Joao Paulo Miranda Maria (Brazil)
Broken Keys (Fausse note), Jimmy Keyrouz
Ibrahim, Samir Guesmi
Beginning (Au commencement), Déa Kulumbegashvili
Gagarine, Fanny Liatard y Jérémy Trouilh
The Truffle Hunters, Michael Dweck et Gregory Kershaw
Les deux Alfred, Bruno Podalydès
Un triomphe (The big hit), Emmanuel Courcol
L’origine du monde, Laurent Lafitte
Josep, Aurel, France
|Jose Alberto Hermosillo, film critic. Thierry Frémaux co-director of Cannes Film Festival.|
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