Cannes Unveils 2020 Lineup That Would’ve Been, Led by Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen – Collider.com

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The Cannes Film Festival has announced what would’ve been its 2020 lineup, which includes new films from Wes Anderson, Steve McQueen and Pixar.

As expected, Anderson’s The French Dispatch was offered an invitation, which makes sense since Cannes is a French festival. Its organizers love seeing stars roam the Croisette, and The French Dispatch boasts an all-star cast that includes Benicio Del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Lea Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothee Chalamet, Jeffrey Wright, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Saoirse Ronan, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Tony Revolori, Rupert Friend, Henry Winkler, Bob Balaban, and Anjelica Huston.

Meanwhile, Pete Docter‘s animated movie Soul made the cut, and McQueen secured a pair of festival slots for Lover’s Rock and Mangrove, which are part of the director’s anthology of five films that will debut on Amazon Prime and the BBC. Both films address racism in the UK, and McQueen dedicated them to George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement.

“I dedicate these films to George Floyd, and all the other black people that have been murdered, seen or unseen, because of who they are, in the U.S., U.K. and elsewhere. ‘If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.’ Black lives matter,” said McQueen.

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Elsewhere, Francis Lee‘s romantic drama Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan was among the high-profile titles along with Falling from director Viggo Mortensen, and Druk (Another Round) from Thomas Vinterberg, director of the excellent Mads Mikkelsen film The Hunt. Another film I’d keep an eye on is the Michael C. Hall movie John and the Hole, which boasts a very intriguing premise.

Take a look at the full list below, and let us know in the comments section which Cannes titles you’re looking forward to most.

The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson


Summer of 85, François Ozon


True Mothers, Naomi Kawase


Lover’s Rock, Steve McQueen


Mangrove, Steve McQueen


Druk (Another Round), Thomas Vinterberg


Peninsula, Sang-ho Yeon


ADN, Maïwenn


Soul, Pete Docter


Ammonite, Francis Lee


Falling, Viggo Mortensen


Broken Keys, Jimmy Keyrouz


Truffle Hunters, Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck


Aya and the Witch, Goro Miyazaki


Limbo, Ben Sharrock


Heaven, Im Sang-soo


Last Words, Jonathan Nossiter


Des Hommes, Lucas Belvaux


Passion Simple, Danielle Arbid


Good Man, Marie-Castille Mention Schaar


The Things We Say, the Things We Do, Emmanuel Mouret


John and the Hole, Pascual Sisto


Here We Are, Nir Bergman


Rouge, Farid Bentoumi


Sweat, Magnus von Horn


Teddy, Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma


Un médecin de nuit, Elie Wajeman


Enfant Terrible, Oskar Roehler


Nadia, Butterfly, Pascal Plante


Pleasure, Ninja Thyberg


Slalom, Charlène Favier


Casa de Antiguidades, João Paulo Miranda Maria


Ibrahim, Samuel Gueismi


Gagarine, Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh


16 Printemps, Suzanne Lindon


Vaurien, Peter Dourountzis


Garçon chiffon, Nicolas Maury


Si Le Vent Tombe, Nora Martirosyan


On the Way to the Billion, Dieudo Hamadi


9 Days at Raqqa, Xavier de Lauzanne


Cévennes, Caroline Vignal


French Tench, Bruno Podalydès


Un Triomphe, Emmanuel Courcol


Le Discours, Laurent Tirard


L’Origine du Monde, Laurent Lafitte


Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen


Eight and a Half, Ann Hui, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Ringo Lam, Patrick Tam, Johnnie To, Hark Tsui, John Woo, Woo-Ping Yuen

To watch the trailer for The French Dispatch, click here, and to watch our Sundance interview with Mortensen, click here.

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