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Cannes 2019

Cannes’ Marché du Film is to host physical screenings of titles from the festival’s Official Selection for industry in five key territories, all  outside Europe.

With travel restrictions still in place as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the market has organised screenings in Melbourne, Mexico City, Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo.

They will be reserved for buyers, distributors, streaming platforms and festival programmers and will take place on July 8, 9 and from July 12-16, the day after their official screening in Cannes.

More than 20 titles have agreed to take part to date, including eight out of the 24 Competition titles.

The physical market will run from July 6-15 and offer more than 500 screenings in Cannes. Organisers have confirmed Europe will be the most represented continent, with 50% of its usual attendance confirmed so far, while US attendees continue to confirm attendance and represents more than 10% of all accreditations.

But for those unable to unwilling to make the journey to France, screenings will take place at Melbourne’s Cinema Palace Como, Mexico City’s Cinepolis Diana, Beijing’s French Institute Auditorium, Seoul’s Art Nine and Tokyo’s The Film School of Tokyo and Eurolive.

It follows a similar initiative conducted by Berlin’s European Film Market in March.

Confirmed titles 


Benedetta (Pathé Films)
Dir: Paul Verhoven 

Casablanca Beats (Wild Bunch International)
Dir: Nabil Ayouch 

France (Indie Sales)
Dir: Bruno Dumont

The Worst Person In The World (mk2 Films) 
Dir: Joachim Trier 

Nitram (Wild Bunch International)
Dir: Justin Kurzel 

Petrov’s Flu (Charades)
Dir: Kirill Serebrennikov 

Paris 13th District (Playtime)
Dir: Jacques Audiard 

Everything Went Fine (Playtime)
Dir: François Ozon

Out of Competition

Peaceful (Studiocanal)
Dir: Emmanuelle Bercot 

Cannes Premiere 

Jane By Charlotte (Jour2Fête)
Dir: Charlotte Gainsbourg 

JFK Revisited: Through The Looking Glass (Altitude)
Dir: Oliver Stone 

Hold Me Tight (Gaumont)
Dir: Mathieu Amalric 

Directors’ Fortnight 

Ali & Ava (Altitude)
Dir: Clio Barnard 

Un Certain Regard

La Civil (Urban Distribution International)
Dir: Teodora Ana Mihai

My Brothers And I (Charades)
Dir: Yohan Manca 

Lamb (New Europe Film Sales)
Dir: Valdimar Jóhansson

Unclenching The Fists (Wild Bunch International)
Dir: Kira Kovalenko 

Onoda – 10 000 Nights In The Jungle (Le Pacte)
Dir: Arthur Harari 


Tralala (Pyramide International)
Dirs: The Larrieu Brothers 

Special Screenings

The Heroics (Pyramide International)
Dir: Maxime Roy 

Critics’ Week

A Tale Of Love And Desire (Pyramide International)
Dir: Leyla Bouzid

Zero Fucks Given (Charades)
Dir: Emmanuel Marre, Julie Lecoustre 

Olga (Pulsar Content)
Dir: Ellie Grappe