Nicole Garcia in competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival

Nicole Garcia in competition at the 77th Venice Film Festival

Around twenty French films (of all formats and including coproductions) will make their world premiere at the upcoming 77th edition of the world's oldest film festival, which will be held outdoors and in public from September 2 to 12, 2020. This year it will be Nicole Garcia who will represent France in the Official Competition with Lovers, her ninth feature film. She will be accompanied at the event by Amos Gitaï, whose film Laila in Haifa is a majority-French coproduction.

In addition to Lovers and Laila in Haifa, six films produced or coproduced by France will be showcased at the festival. They include the new film by Quentin Dupieux, Mandibles, presented out of competition, and Princesse Europe by Camille Lotteau, to be shown in a special screening. The competitive Orizzonti section features four majority-French films (by Philippe Lacôte, Kaouther Ben Hania, Giovanni Aloi, and Tarzan Nasser), and as many minority-French coproductions.

Three French short films are also among titles selected at this year's festival, including the latest film by Bertrand Mandico, The Return of Tragedy, not to mention six French VR works in and out of competition in the 4th edition of Venice VR.

In the Giornate degli Autori section, director Kamir Aïnouz will present her debut feature Honey Cigar.

France is also strongly represented in the juries this year, with Ludivine Sagnier a member of the Official Competition led by Cate Blanchett and Claire Denis president of the Orizzonti jury.

Due to the current Covid pandemic, this year's festival will present a reduced slate of films that will be screened to the public in accordance with strict social distancing protocols.

They will be in Venice :

All the French Films at the 77th Venice Film Festival

Official Selection - In Competition

Official Selection - Out of Competition

Orizzonti Section

Orizzonti Section - Short Films

Venice VR

Giornate degli Autori

Critics' Week

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