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The Official Selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival has been announced.

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Festival president Pierre Lescure and general delegate Thierry Frémaux revealed the line-up at a press conference at the Normandie Cinema in Paris.

The selection includes films by Nanni Moretti, Julia Ducournau, Asghar Farhadi, François Ozon, Justin Kurzel, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mia Hansen-Love and Sean Penn. Four of the 24 Competition titles are directed by women. 

Frémaux announced a new section for established filmmakers titled Cannes Premieres, which will see the titles get their own red carpet screenings in the Debussy theatre.

He also revealed that the Un Certain Regard section is being returned to its original focus for young and experimental cinema.

This year’s edition runs July 6-17 and is set to be held as a physical event after the 2020 festival was cancelled due to Covid-19.

As previously announced, Leos Carax’s musical film Annette is set to open the festival. Spike Lee will preside over the jury. 

Official selection 2021


  • Annette, Leos Carax (opening film)
  • Tre Piani, Nanni Moretti
  • Everything Went Fine, François Ozon
  • A Hero, Asghar Farhadi
  • Titane, Julia Ducournau
  • The French Dispatch, Wes Anderson
  • Red Rocket, Sean Baker
  • Petrov’s Flu, Kirill Serebrennikov
  • France, Bruno Dumont
  • Nitram, Justin Kurzel
  • Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Lingui, The Sacred Bonds, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
  • Paris 13th District, Jacques Audiard
  • The Restless, Joachim Lafosse
  • La Fracture, Catherine Corsini
  • Casablanca Beats, Nabil Ayouch
  • The Worst Person In The World, Joachim Trier
  • Compartment No.6, Juho Kuosmanen
  • Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid
  • Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Bergman Island, Mia Hansen-Love
  • Benedetta, Paul Verhoeven
  • The Story Of My Wife, Ildikó Enyedi
  • Flag Day, Sean Penn

Out Of Competition

  • Aline, The Voice Of Love, Valérie Lemercier
  • Stillwater, Tom Mccarthy
  • The Velvet Underground, Todd Haynes
  • Emergency Declaration, Han Jae-Rim
  • De Son Vivant, Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Bac Nord, Cédric Jimenez

Midnight Screening

  • Bloody Oranges, Jean-Christophe Meurisse

Cannes Premiere

  • Hold Me Tight, Mathieu Amalric
  • Cow, Andrea Arnold
  • Love Songs For Tough Guys, Samuel Benchetrit
  • Deception, Arnaud Desplechin
  • Jane Par Charlotte, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • In Front Of Your Face, Hong Sang-Soo
  • Mothering Sunday, Eva Husson
  • Evolution, Kornél Mundruczo
  • Val, Ting Poo, Leo Scott
  • JF K Revisited: Through The Looking Glass, Oliver Stone

Special screenings

  • H6, Yé Yé
  • Black Notebooks, Shlomi Elkabetz
  • Mariner Of The Mountains, Karim Aïnouz
  • Jane Par Charlotte, Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Babi Yar, Context, Sergei Loznitsa
  • The Year Of The Everlasting Storm, Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Un Certain Regard

  • The Innocents, Eskil Vogt
  • After Yang, Kogonada
  • Lamb, Valdimar Jóhannsson
  • Noche De Fuego, Tatiana Huezo
  • Bonne Mère, Hafsia Herzi
  • Blue Bayou, Justin Chon
  • Moneyboys, C.B Yi
  • Freda, Gessica Généus
  • Un Monde, Laura Wandel
  • Commitment Hasan, Hasan Semih Kaplanoglu
  • House Arrest, Alexey German Jr.
  • Let There Be Morning, Eran Kolirin
  • Unclenching The Fists, Kira Kovalenko
  • Women Do Cry, Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova
  • Rehana Maryam Noor, Abdullah Mohammad Saad
  • Great Freedom, Sebastian Meise
  • La Civil, Teodora Ana Mihai
  • Gaey Wa’r, Na Jiazuo