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07 June 2021 à 16:14

6 French filmmakers in Competition at the 74th Festival de Cannes

A magnificent portrait of contemporary French cinema will be shown in Competition at the 2021 edition of the Festival de Cannes, with six established filmmakers vying for the Palme d'Or. But France, land of cinema, cradle of many international coproductions, will also be present in Competition with four other major films, directed by four foreign directors.

Never before has the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes hoisted the French colors so high as it has done this year, with six French filmmakers presenting their latest films in Competition, in the ideal respect of gender equality: Jacques Audiard, Catherine Corsini, Julia Ducournau, Bruno Dumont, Mia Hansen-Løve, and François Ozon.

Four other French-majority productions will be presented in this section: Ahed's Knee by Nadav Lapid (Les Films du Bal) for Israel, Benedetta by Paul Verhoeven (SBS Productions) for The Netherlands, Haut et fort by Nabil Ayouch (Les Films du Nouveau Monde and Unité) for Morocco, and Lingui, les liens sacrés by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Pili Films) for Chad. And six other minority coproduction titles complete the French presence in Competition..

Annette, the opening  film, a majority-French coproduction, marks, ten years after Holy Motors, the return of Leos Carax, one of the most emblematic French filmmakers for over thirty years.

It should be noted that the closing film is yet to be announced.

The other Cannes selections (Semaine de la Critique, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, ACID Cannes) are available on this link.

French films in Official Selection of the 74th Festival de Cannes*

Opening film

Competition

Out of Competition

Special screening

Un Certain Regard

Midnight screening

Cannes Première

* French films or French-majority and -minority coproductions, with or without CNC support

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Author : Communications

Latest update : 16 June 2021 à 16:14 CEST

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Pili Films

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SBS Productions

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Unité (ex-Unité de Production)

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Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival

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Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival