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CANNES 2021

Cannes’ Official Selection bulked up with nine new titles

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- Ari Folman is Out of Competition, Gaspar Noé is in Cannes Premiere, the Larrieu brothers and Audrey Estrougo get Midnight Screenings, and Noémie Merlant gets a Special Screening

Cannes’ Official Selection bulked up with nine new titles
Where Is Anne Frank? by Ari Folman

UPDATE (4 July 2021): Mamoru Hosoda's Belle has been added to the Cannes Premiere section.

As expected, the Official Selection of the 74th Cannes Film Festival (6-17 July – see the news and the article) was rounded off earlier today with the addition of nine more features. The only titles missing from the line-up now are the opening film of Un Certain Regard and the movie chosen for the "Last Screening" during the awards ceremony, which will be announced in the coming days.

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The line-up is enhanced, out of competition, by the animated flick Where Is Anne Frank? [+see also:
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interview: Ari Folman
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 by Israel’s Ari Folman (who previously took part in the Cannes competition with Waltz with Bashir [+see also:
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in 2008 and was in the Directors’ Fortnight with The Congress [+see also:
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in 2013), a production involving Belgium, Luxembourg, France, the Netherlands and Israel.

The new Cannes Premiere programme has been bolstered by Vortex [+see also:
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by Argentina’s Gaspar Noé (who partook in the Official Selection showcase in competition in 2002 and 2009, and in Midnight Screenings in 2015 and 2019, but who also passed through the Critics’ Week in 1998 and the Directors’ Fortnight in 2018 with Climax [+see also:
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).

Added to the 18 previously announced titles in the Un Certain Regard selection is La Traviata, My Brothers and I [+see also:
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, the feature debut by France’s Yohan Manca.

Rocking up in Midnight Screenings are the musical comedy Tralala [+see also:
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by French brothers Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu and Suprêmes by their fellow countrywoman Audrey Estrougo, which retraces, in fictional form, the career of famous rap group NTM.

Lastly, four features will be unveiled as Special Screenings, two of which are French feature debuts: Mi iubita, mon amour [+see also:
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by Noémie Merlant and The Heroics [+see also:
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by Maxime Roy. Also invited to take part are the Greek-US production New Worlds, the Cradle of a Civilization [+see also:
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by Andrew Muscato (starring Bill Murray and the musicians from New Worlds) and the Chinese feature debut Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Wen Shipei.

The full list of films announced:

Competition

Annette [+see also:
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- Leos Carax (France/Germany/Belgium/Switzerland/Mexico/Japan) (Opening film)
A Hero [+see also:
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interview: Asghar Farhadi
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]
- Asghar Farhadi (Iran/France)
Everything Went Fine [+see also:
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 - François Ozon (France)
Tre piani [+see also:
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- Nanni Moretti (Italy/France)
Titane [+see also:
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interview: Julia Ducournau, Vincent Li…
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- Julia Ducournau (France/Belgium)
The French Dispatch [+see also:
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]
- Wes Anderson (USA/Germany)
Red Rocket - Sean Baker (USA)
Petrov's Flu [+see also:
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]
- Kirill Serebrennikov (Russia/Switzerland/France/Germany)
France [+see also:
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interview: Bruno Dumont
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]
- Bruno Dumont (France/Belgium)
Nitram - Justin Kurzel (Australia)
Memoria [+see also:
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- Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Colombia/Mexico/France/UK/Thailand/Germany)
Lingui [+see also:
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interview: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Achou…
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]
- Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (France/Germany/Belgium)
Paris 13th District [+see also:
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 - Jacques Audiard (France)
The Restless [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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]
 - Joachim Lafosse (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Divide [+see also:
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interview: Catherine Corsini
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]
- Catherine Corsini (France)
The Worst Person in the World [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Trier
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]
- Joachim Trier (Norway/France/Denmark/Sweden)
Compartment No.6 [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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]
- Juho Kuosmanen (Finland/Estonia/Germany/Russia)
Casablanca Beats [+see also:
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 - Nabil Ayouch (Morocco/France)
Ahed’s Knee [+see also:
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interview: Nadav Lapid
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]
- Nadav Lapid (Israel/France/Germany)
Drive My Car - Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan)
Bergman Island [+see also:
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interview: Mia Hansen-Løve
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]
- Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Belgium/Sweden/Germany)
Benedetta [+see also:
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- Paul Verhoeven (France)
The Story of My Wife [+see also:
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interview: Ildikó Enyedi
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]
- Ildikó Enyedi (Hungary/Germany/France/Italy)
Flag Day - Sean Penn (USA)

Out of Competition

Peaceful [+see also:
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- Emmanuelle Bercot (France)
Emergency Declaration - Han Jae-Rim (South Korea)
The Velvet Underground - Todd Haynes (USA)
Stillwater - Tom McCarthy (USA)
Aline, the Voice of Love [+see also:
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- Valérie Lemercier (France)
BAC Nord [+see also:
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- Cédric Jimenez (France)
Where Is Anne Frank? [+see also:
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interview: Ari Folman
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]
- Ari Folman (Belgium/Luxembourg/France/Netherlands/Israel)

Midnight Screenings

Bloody Oranges [+see also:
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interview: Jean-Christophe Meurisse
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]
- Jean-Christophe Meurisse (France)
Tralala [+see also:
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]
- Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu (France)
Suprêmes - Audrey Estrougo (France)

Special Screenings

Mariner of the Mountains [+see also:
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- Karim Aïnouz (Brazil/Algeria/France)
Black Notebooks - Shlomi Elkabetz (Israel)
H6 [+see also:
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interview: Yé Yé
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]
- Yé Yé (France)
The Star - Nadav Lapid (Israel/USA) (short film)
Babi Yar. Context [+see also:
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interview: Sergei Loznitsa
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]
- Sergei Loznitsa (Netherlands/Ukraine)
The Year of the Everlasting Storm - Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul (USA)
Mi iubita, mon amour [+see also:
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]
- Noémie Merlant (France)
The Heroics [+see also:
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]
- Maxime Roy (France)
New Worlds, the Cradle of a Civilization [+see also:
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]
- Andrew Muscato (USA/Greece)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? - Wen Shipei (China)

Cannes Premiere

Serre-moi fort [+see also:
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- Mathieu Amalric (France)
Cow [+see also:
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- Andrea Arnold (UK)
Love Songs for Tough Guys [+see also:
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interview: Samuel Benchetrit
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]
- Samuel Benchetrit (France)
Deception [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud Desplechin
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]
- Arnaud Desplechin (France)
Jane par Charlotte [+see also:
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- Charlotte Gainsbourg (France)
In Front of Your Face - Hong Sang-Soo (South Korea)
Belle - Mamoru Hosoda (Japan)
Mothering Sunday [+see also:
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interview: Eva Husson
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]
- Eva Husson (UK)
Evolution
 [+see also:
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interview: Kornél Mundruczó and Kata W…
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]
- Kornél Mundruczo (Hungary)
ValTing Poo, Leo Scott (USA)
JFK Revisited: Through the Looking GlassOliver Stone (USA)
Vortex [+see also:
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]
Gaspar Noé (France)

Un Certain Regard

Moneyboys [+see also:
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interview: CB Yi
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]
- C.B Yi (Austria)
Blue Bayou - Justin Chon (USA)
Freda [+see also:
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]
- Gessica Généus (Haiti)
Delo (House Arrest) - Aleksey German Jr (Russia)
Nora [+see also:
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interview: Hafsia Herzi
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]
- Hafsia Herzi (France)
Prayers for the Stolen [+see also:
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- Tatiana Huezo (Mexico/Germany/Brazil/Qatar)
Lamb [+see also:
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interview: Valdimar Jóhannsson
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]
- Valdimar Jóhansson (Iceland)
Commitment Hasan - Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkey)
After Yang - Kogonada (USA)
Let It Be Morning [+see also:
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]
- Eran Kolirin (Israel, France)
Unclenching the Fists [+see also:
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- Kira Kovalenko (Russia)
Women Do Cry [+see also:
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interview: Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
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]
- Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria)
Rehana Maryam Noor - Abdullah Mohammad Saad (Bangladesh)
Great Freedom [+see also:
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interview: Sebastian Meise
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]
- Sebastian Meise (Austria)
La Civil [+see also:
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interview: Teodora Ana Mihai
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]
- Teodora Ana Mihai (Belgium/Romania)
Gaey Wa'r - Na Jiazuo (China)
The Innocents [+see also:
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interview: Eskil Vogt
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]
- Eskil Vogt (Norway/Sweden)
Playground [+see also:
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interview: Laura Wandel
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]
- Laura Wandel (Belgium)
La Traviata, My Brothers and I [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Yohan Manca (France)

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