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France’s Lumière Film Festival will host 23 titles from the Cannes Film Festival’s special 2020 Official Selection at its 12th edition running October 10 to 18 in Lyon.

The festival spearheaded by Cannes delegate general Thierry Frémaux, in his other role as head of the Institut Lumière, is pushing on with the 2020 edition in the face of rising Covid-19 restrictions in France following a surge in cases in the country. 

The Lumière showcase represents just under half the 56 titles selected for Cannes’s special 2020 Official Selection that it created in the absence of a physical edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The titles include Pete Docter’s Soul, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round and Maïwenn’s semi-autobiographical tale DNA as well as a slew of first features, including Gagarine by Fanny Liartard and Jéremy Trouilh and Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma’s Teddy.

The festival, which is focused mainly on classic cinema, will also include a retrospective of the work of late French writer and director Michel Audiard, to mark the centenary of his birth in 1920 as well as pay homage to late US director Clarence Brown, a key figure in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The showcase follows similar initiatives at France’s Angoulême and Deauville film festivals as well as San Sebastian and will precede a special mini Cannes Film Festival event in Cannes on October 27 to 29. 

The full list of films

Another Round (Dk)
Dir. Thomas Vinterberg 

DNA (Alg- Fr)
Dir. Maïwenn

In The Round (Lit)
Dir. Sharunas Bartas

Falling (US-Can)
Dir. Viggo Mortensen

French Tech (France)
Dir. Bruno Podalydès

Gagarine (France)
Dir. Fanny Liartard and Jéremy Trouilh

A Good Man (France)
Dir. Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

Slalom (France)
Dir. Charlène Favier

Teddy (France)
Dir. Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma

The Origin Of The World (France)
Dir. Laurent Lafitte

Soul (US)
Dir. Peter Docter

Spring Blossom (France)
Dir. Suzanne Lindon

Simple Passion (France)
Dir. Danielle Arbid

Home front (Belgium)
Dir. Lucas Belvaux

Vaurien (France)
Dir. Peter Dourountzis

Red Soil (France)
Dir. Farid Bentoumi

Ibrahim (France)
Dir. Samir Guesmi

Last Words (US)
Dir.Jonathan Nossiter

The Big Hit (France)
Dir. Emmanuel Courcol

Septet: The Story Of Hong Kong
Dir. Ann Hui, Johnnie To, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam, Sammo Hung, Yuen Woo-ping and Patrick Tam

My Best Part
Dir. Nicolas Maury

Earwig And The Witch
Dir. Gorô Miyazaki

A Night Doctor
Dir. Elie Waj