Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The 2021 Official Cannes Film Festival Lineup

By Matt Neglia 

After seeing the 2020 Cannes Film Festival get canceled due to COVID-19, the festival is back this summer from July 6th-17th, better than ever! “Cinema is not dead,” said artistic director Thierry Frémaux during this morning’s press conference, “and the return of audiences to movie theaters around the world was the first good news. And the festival will be the second good news.”​ Spike Lee is the president of this year’s Official Competition jury while it was announced earlier this week that Jodie Foster will receive an honorary Palme d’Or award.

Click below to see this year’s official lineup.

Opening Night Film
“Annette,” Leos Carax (also in Competition)

Competition
“Ahed’s Knee,” Nadav Lapid
“Annette,” Leos Carax
“Benedetta,” Paul Verhoeven
“Bergman Island,” Mia Hansen-Løve
“Casablanca Beats,” Nabil Ayouch
“Compartment No. 6,” Juho Kuosmanen
“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
“Everything Went Fine,” Francois Ozon
“Flag Day,” Sean Penn
“The French Dispatch,” Wes Anderson
“A Hero,” Asghar Farhadi
“La fracture,” Catherine Corsini
“Lingui,” Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
“Memoria,” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
“Nitram,” Justin Kurzel
“Paris, 13th District,” Jacques Audiard
“Par un Demi Clair Matin,” Bruno Dumont
“Petrov’s Flu,” Kirill Serebrennikov
“Red Rocket,” Sean Baker
“The Restless,” Joachim Lafosse
“The Story of My Wife,” Ildikó Enyedi
“Three Floors,” Nanni Moretti
“Titane,” Julia Ducournau
“The Worst Person in the World,” Joachim Trier

Un Certain Regard
“After Yang,” Kogonada
“Blue Bayou,” Justin Chon
“Bonne Mère,” Hafsia Herzi
“Commitment Hasan,” Hasan Semih
“Let There Be Morning,” Eran Kolirin
“Freda,” Gessica Généus
“House Arrest,” Alexey German Jr.
“The Innocents,” Eskil Vogt
“La Civil,” Teodora Ana Mihai
“Lamb,” Valdimar Jóhansson
“Moneyboys,” B.C Yi
“Noche de Fuego,” Tatiana Huezo
“Rehana Maryam Noor,” Abdullah Mohammad Saad
“Unclenching the Fists,” Kira Kovalenko
“Un Monde,” Laura Wandel
“Women Do Cry,” Mina Mileva and Vesela Kazakova

Cannes Premiere
“Evolution,” Kornel Mundruczo
“Cow,” Andrea Arnold
“Deception,” Arnaud Desplechin
“Hold Me Tight,” Mathieu Almaric
“In Front of Your Face,” Hong Sang-soo
“Love Songs for Tough Guys,” Samuel Benchetrit
“Mothering Sunday,” Eva Husson
“Val,” Ting Poo and Leo Scott

Out of Competition
“Aline, the Voice of Love,” Valerie Lemercier
“Babi Yar. Context,” Sergei Loznitsa
“Bac Nord,” Cédric Jimenez
“Emergency Declaration,” Han Jae-Rim
“In His Lifetime,” Emmanuelle Bercot
“Stillwater,” Tom McCarthy
“The Velvet Underground,” Todd Haynes

Special Screenings
“Babi Yar. Context,” by Sergei Loznitsa
“Black Notebooks,” Shlomi Elkabetz
“H6,” Yé Yé
“Jane by Charlotte,” Charlotte Gainsbourg
“JFK: Through the Looking Glass,” Oliver Stone
“Mariner of the Mountains,” Karim Aïnouz
“The Year of the Everlasting Storm,” Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Midnight Screenings
“Bloody Oranges,” Jean-Christophe Meurisse​

Which films are you looking forward to the most? Anything jump out at you that more mainstream audiences may not immediately recognize? Are you planning to attend the festival this year? Let us know in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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