The President of the Cannes film festival Pierre Lescar and program Director of competition Thierry Fremaux presented the list of films officially selected for the programme 2020. In a pandemic it is more of a symbolic value: it is assumed that the attention of the festival to a particular film will contribute to the further promotion of paintings, RBC.
The list includes 56 paintings from 2067 sent from 147 countries. 16 of them taken by women, 15 were their debut works, which is a record for the festival. The films are presented in one list, without the traditional division in the program “Main competition”, “UN certain regard”, “special screening” and so on. Fremaux, quoted by TASS, said that journalists were invited to determine which category best fits one or another picture.
A significant part of the list are comedies, documentaries and animated films. One of the notable “premieres” of the festival should be a dramatic Comedy directed by Wes Anderson, “the French Manager” on the editorial Board of the fictional American weekly magazine, whose office is located in France: the role performed by Timothy Salama, bill Murray, Elisabeth moss, Tilda Swinton, Lea seydoux and other stars.
The program includes new films by Francois Ozon (“Summer of ’85”), Thomas Vinterberg (“Another”) and Yoon sung-Ho: Korean zombie horror “Peninsula” was a continuation of the successful film “a Train to Busan”. In addition, in the non-competitive program was to include spike Lee’s war drama “Five homies” . Japanese Director Naomi Kawase was offered my job Real mothers. Danish-American actor Viggo Mortensen, famous for his role of Aragorn in the trilogy “the Lord of the rings”, made as a Director, removing the picture of “the Fall”.
Among the animated films is the “Soul” Director Peter Docter, similar to his last animated blockbuster “Puzzle”: the soul of a jazz musician breaks away from the body and tries to come back. Another interesting animation project – adaptation of children’s books Diana Wynne Jones “My mother the witch” called “Aya the witch”. The Director of this film was the son of Hayao Miyazaki Goro: recall that the “moving castle”, also placed on the book Wynne Jones, has become one of the most famous of Miyazaki’s films, a senior.
According to “Novaya Gazeta”, while on a number of films, previously referred to as contestants. One of them was to be a new film by Kirill Serebrennikov “Petrov the flu” based on the novel of Alexey Salnikov, but he, like other Russian films, the list has not been found. Media reports have suggested that these films will be presented in 2021 or will be submitted to other festivals.
The festival organizers wanted to hold the festival in late June – early July 2020. Originally it was to be held from may 12 to 23, but because of the pandemic coronavirus was cancelled. The selection of movies in the 74th Cannes film festival will begin in the fall, it will be able to take part of the picture that was included in the program of the 73rd review, but was delayed until 2021. Movies, called during a press conference, shows for the fall festivals in Toronto, Deauville, angoulême, San Sebastian, new York, Pusan and Lyon. The screenings will last until the spring of 2021.