Cannes 2020 to unveil lineup next week

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 29, 2020, 08:15 PM(IST)

The official poster of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival Photograph:( AFP )

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Wes Anderson's ‘The French Dispatch’, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's ‘Memoria’, Naomi Kawase's ‘Comes Morning’ and Thomas Vinterberg’s pro-drinking drama ‘Another Round’ are expected to be among the Cannes 2020 lineup

The Cannes Film Festival will unveil its lineup next week for Cannes 2020. As we informed you before, the film festival will not happen standalone like previous years owing to the coronavirus outbreak but will club with other film festivals like Venice Film Festival and the likes. 

The new selection has been made after this announcement was made. The Cannes' artistic director Thierry Frémaux will curate some 50 titles for the Cannes 2020 label, which will screen at partner festivals later in the year.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Thierry Frémaux said that the alternative event could end up looking a lot like the Cannes that never was.

Many of the year's art house and indie titles including Wes Anderson's ‘The French Dispatch’, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's ‘Memoria’, Naomi Kawase's ‘Comes Morning’ and Thomas Vinterberg’s pro-drinking drama ‘Another Round’ are expected to be among the Cannes 2020 lineup, which Frémaux will unveil June 3 at 6 p.m. local time. 

The announcement will be carried live on French pay-TV channel Canal+ as well as on the Cannes website and on its social media accounts.

Currently there is no news if the films will be screened. While there has been speculation, Cannes and Venice have yet to confirm a collaboration that would see the Italian festival, which takes place in September 2-12, screen Cannes 2020 titles in addition to its own lineup. 

The other fests like Toronto, Busan, San Sebastian and New York can also be considered. 

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