The films representing France this year include Cannes veterans (Maïwenn , フランソワ オゾン, Lucas Belvaux), newcomers to the Official Selection (Danielle Arbid, Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, Emmanuel Mouret, Farid Bentoumi, brothers Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma, Elie Wajeman).
Seven debut films will be presented (directed by Charlène Favier, Samir Guesmi, the duo Fanny Liatard/Jérémy Trouilh, Suzanne Lindon, Peter Dourountzis, Nicolas Maury, Nora Martirosyan), as well as two documentaries (by Dieudo Hamadi and Xavier de Lauzanne) and five comedies (Caroline Vignal, Bruno Podalydès, Emmanuel Courcol, Laurent Lafitte, Laurent Tirard).
Eight of these films were directed by women.
There will be no competition this year, replaced by a "Cannes Label" selection which will undoubtedly provide a boost to the productions at the time of their theatrical release and increase their chances of gaining international circulation. This year more than ever, the French lineup highlights the vigor and vitality of French cinema, which is only enhanced by the inclusion of minority-French coproductions with countries such as Lithuania, Brazil, Sweden, Denmark, Bulgaria, and Italy.
Critics' Week has also announced the five feature films and ten short films that will carry the 2020 Critics' Week Label, which include four French features (all of which are debut or second films) and two French shorts.
And finally, the ACID program will showcase a Cannes 2020 "Off-Site" selection of films that includes five dramas and four documentaries, seven of which were produced or coproduced by France.
Official Selection: Cannes 2020 Label
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Films with the 2020 Critics' Week Label
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ACID Cannes: 2020 Off-Site program
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