Cannes 2021 reveals Palme d’Or line-up

The Cannes 2021 line-up for the Palme d’Or and other sidebars have been unveiled. The official 2021 selection once again features some of the most exciting directors and movies from right across the globe. France’s Leos Carax and François Ozon represent two very different facets of French cinema. Cannes favourite Wes Anderson will screen “The French Dispatch”. Joachim Lafosse will present a topical family drama, “The Restless”, while Paul Verhoeven and Sean Penn are making noted comebacks at Cannes.

Benedetta, by Paul Verhoeven

For the record, actress Tilda Swinton will appear in two films at the Cannes Film Festival this year, as she has roles in both ‘The French Dispatch’ and ‘Memoria’. Léa Seydoux goes two further with “France” by Bruno Dumont, “Deception by Arnaud Desplechin (a Première), “The French Dispatch” by Wes Anderson and “The Story of my Wife” by Ildiko Enyedi.

Official selection 2021


  • Annette, Leos Carax (opening film)
  • Tre Piani, Nanni Moretti
  • Everything Went Fine, François Ozon
  • A Hero, Asghar Farhadi
  • Titane, Julia Ducournau
  • The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson
  • Red Rocket, Sean Baker
  • Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov
  • France, Bruno Dumont
  • Nitram, Justin Kurzel
  • Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Lingui, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Paris 13th District, Jacques Audiard
  • The Restless, Joachim Lafosse
  • La Fracture, Catherine Corsini
  • Casablanca Beats, Nabil Ayouch
  • The Worst Person In The World, Joachim Trier
  • Compartment No.6, Juho Kuosmanen
  • Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid
  • Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Bergman Island, Mia Hansen-Love
  • Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven
  • The Story Of My Wife, Ildikó Enyedi
  • Flag Day, Sean Penn

Out Of Competition

  • Aline, The Voice Of Love, Valérie Lemercier
  • Stillwater, Tom Mccarthy
  • The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes
  • Emergency Declaration, Han Jae-Rim
  • De Son Vivant, Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Bac Nord, Cédric Jimenez

Midnight Screening

  • Bloody Oranges, Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Cannes Premiere

  • Hold Me Tight, Mathieu Amalric
  • Cow, Andrea Arnold
  • Love Songs For Tough Guys, Samuel Benchetrit
  • Deception, Arnaud Desplechin
  • Jane Par Charlotte, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • In Front Of Your Face, Hong Sang-Soo
  • Mothering Sunday, Eva Husson
  • Evolution, Kornél Mundruczo
  • Val, Ting Poo, Leo Scott
  • JF K Revisited: Through The Looking Glass, Oliver Stone

Special screenings

  • H6, Yé Yé
  • Black Notebooks, Shlomi Elkabetz
  • Mariner Of The Mountains, Karim Aïnouz
  • Jane Par CharlotteCharlotte Gainsbourg
  • Babi Yar, Context, Sergei Loznitsa
  • The Year Of The Everlasting Storm, Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Un Certain Regard

  • The Innocents, Eskil Vogt
  • After Yang, Kogonada
  • Lamb, Valdimar Jóhannsson
  • Noche De Fuego, Tatiana Huezo
  • Bonne Mère, Hafsia Herzi
  • Blue Bayou, Justin Chon
  • Moneyboys, C.B Yi
  • Freda, Gessica Généus
  • Un Monde, Laura Wandel
  • Commitment Hasan, Hasan Semih Kaplanoglu
  • House Arrest, Alexey German Jr.
  • Let There Be Morning, Eran Kolirin
  • Unclenching The Fists, Kira Kovalenko
  • Women Do Cry, Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
  • Rehana Maryam Noor, Abdullah Mohammad Saad
  • Great Freedom, Sebastian Meise
  • La Civil, Teodora Ana Mihai
  • Gaey Wa’r, Na Jiazuo

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